Waterproofing related issues lead the building and construction industry as the number one fault, with over 70% of insurance claims coming from defective waterproofing
Mould is prevalent in many family homes now and without an understanding of how to identify the cause, you may be living in a toxic environment. Even a minor wet area failure has the potential to bring on the onset of mould within 48 hours.
Waterproof Awareness provides leak inspections and expert report writing Australia wide.
Design and product compliance review
Report writing and litigation assistance
Australia has leaky building syndrome,
its time to do something about it.
Byron Landeryou is the Founder/ managing director of Waterproof Awareness Pty Ltd. Byron has taught all aspects of waterproofing to over 2000 students ranging from architects, associations, building surveyors, builders, product manufacturer’s and tradespeople. Our training and development is based on recent industry data, trends and issues, we have a robust knowledge base to assist all parties involved when it comes to waterproofing of building and failures.
The Waterproof Awareness Pty Ltd team are experts in Waterproofing compliance and Leak diagnosis. We are passionate about assisting our clients navigate through the complexities of the construction industry and improving the overall quality of residential construction for generations to come.
We undertook renovation works to twelve of our motel rooms, and we experienced major issues with the standard of waterproofing work performed by our initial contractor. Byron and the team at Waterproof Awareness were extremely responsive, travelling a long way to inspect the work performed and preparing a detailed report identifying the issues and the action required in order to resolve those issues. The expertise of Waterproof Awareness has been vital in ensuring that our motel bathrooms are waterproofed to Australian standards, and has resulted in a great finished product for our renovated motel rooms.
After noticing a few issues with our recently renovated bathrooms it was recommended for us to reach out to Byron for his professional opinion. Byron was professional, approachable, and made himself available during quite a stressful time for us. Upon receiving our report, it was advised that the majority of the renovations to the wet areas were defective, non-compliant and in many instances the works carried out did not meet the Australian standards. Byron’s expertise saw us recover all costs, as well as potentially saving us thousands of dollars in rectifying long-term structural damage to our home.
When you start to see your ceiling change colour, a sense of dread appears. Where is it coming from? What type of trade do I need? I searched waterproofing consultants and finally found Byron Landeryou. The first highlight was that he responded! He was professional and understanding of my need to solve this potentially costly problem. Byron arrived on time and, after a thorough inspection, discovered the sources of my main issue – and then uncovered more waterproofing issues throughout my home. His detailed report and referral to licensed builder who could perform the works was a lifesaver. Byron is a waterproofing geek who is passionate about helping homeowners like me resolve their leaky home issues. His following up and willingness to help me throughout this experience is why he is highly sought after.
I live in a block of apartments that has had balcony leaks, water ingress and defective construction since it was built 10 years ago. Last year we hit a crisis point and were going around in circles until Byron was recommended by his colleague. We could not have progressed satisfactorily without his help. His remedial advice was spot on and he identified crucial water leakage defects that were causing framework damage, efflorescence and balcony leaks. The advice he provided was the only waterproofing solution we received that was fit for purpose and compliant. I’d recommend his services without hesitation. As they say – you only get what you pay for – and Byron’s advice was well worth it.
I decided to use Byron’s inspection and diagnosis consultation service before purchasing a property. I'd found an amazing apartment I loved but was uneasy about moisture issues with the balcony and bathrooms. Byron was very approachable and eager to help. He walked me through the problems and what it would take to rectify them, clearly explaining my options if I did decide to purchase the property. His experience and expertise guided me in making a fully informed decision and avoiding buying into a potential nightmare. I couldn’t recommend him more!
Our new bathroom was exactly what we wanted – albeit a bit more expensive than we had originally planned. At 6 months, mould started appearing in the edges of the shower base. The bathroom renovator quickly attended to it and let us know that commercial bathroom cleaning products always resulted in mould. After another 6 months the same issue occurred even though we had taken their advice and only cleaned the bathroom with dishwashing liquid. Again the silicon was replaced. Again (apparently) because we were using the wrong products to clean the shower. When the mould returned a few months later, growing faster than either of the other occasions, we turned to Byron at Waterproofing Awareness. We have a very limited knowledge of bathroom renovations and the terminology, as well as the building codes for bathrooms, was over my head. Byron explained the problems simply. He produced an extensive report on where the bathroom didn’t comply with the Australian Standards and building codes and has liaised with the bathroom renovation company on our behalf. The result is the renovators have scheduled a total overhaul of the shower unit, bathroom floors and structures to ensure they meet the Australian Standards and regulations. Byron’s expertise has saved us money and the emotional stress that may have resulted had we needed to go to VCAT to get this resolved. His professionalism, his industry knowledge and his timely actions are greatly appreciated. Thanks for all your assistance. Georgie
I decided to attend the Waterproof Awareness course run by Byron after having two waterproofing failures within a year. After completing the training and working alongside Byron on my current project, I realised just how much knowledge I lacked. His diligence and process driven approach has helped me execute my projects in a quick and timely fashion.
Byron is a skilled waterproofing professional who has worked with Master Builders Victoria as a consultant to provide training in Internal; External and Below-Ground waterproofing. He has assisted in rewriting our waterproofing training materials and has trained these courses for us since 2017.
Byron came to Melbourne Polytechnic 5 years ago and helped design one of the best waterproofing course in Australia. He has also trained a wide variety of students most notably retraining Toyota workers facing retrenchment in Industry. They successfully completed Certificate III courses in waterproofing(CPC31411) and wall & floor tiling(CPC31311).
Byron talks with the ABC about the leaky building