Melbourne leak detection services Leak detection for home & business done right!
Reach out to Hitch Construction for all of your Melbourne leak-related troubles. No matter what type of leak you’re dealing with or what type of property you’re running, we have the tools and experience to provide you with the solutions you’re looking for.
Leaking water pipes can occur almost anywhere - from within the newest homes, to the smallest gardens and the tallest buildings.
Sometimes it's easy to spot a leaking tap or fixture, but leaks are not always easy to see. You may have a leak if:
- your water bill has suddenly increased and you haven't changed your behaviour or the number of people in your home
- you notice wet patches on your lawn or damp walls in your house.
Our advanced leak detection technology could prevent a disaster!
When it comes to leak detection, there are two things that will dictate the success of the job. The first being ‘experience and process’ and the other being ‘technology and equipment’.
Most Melbourne water leaks tend to start as a minor issue, however over time that minor issue can quite easily become a significant problem. Understanding the nature of water leaks enable Hitch Constructions to become really good at two things. Diagnosis and repair.
Full Home Renovations
Upgrade every aspect of your home! Demolishing and rebuilding a home is a long and exhausting process. You also end up without usable accommodation for months on end. It’s incredibly expensive!
Renovating the kitchen is the most popular type of major renovation in a home. It’s also the best way to increase a home’s value if it were to be put on the market.
We are highly dedicated to providing you with quality, affordable bathroom renovation services. Our quality work and excellent customer service have made us one of the most trusted names in the business.
Adding a room (or more than one) is also very popular. Often, families with two or more children and not enough bedrooms choose to add on so each child can have their own bedroom.
Leak detection Solutions
Leak detection and recovery can range from fixing a minor plumbing problem (for example a leaking pipe), to having to rebuild entire walls and floors where ongoing leaks have rotten away sections of your home. It also includes basement recovery where inadequately waterproofed basements have flooded and pooled, requiring more extensive repair and waterproofing work.
In order to best help us carry out these leak detection services, you will need to provide photos of any visible running water from the leak wherever. This will assist in determining an origin point, especially on large-scale water leaks like balconies that may not be apparent except in heavy rainfall, or by flood-testing the area (something we try to avoid while in a drought). This is less necessary for bathrooms, laundries or kitchens where running the tap usually provides enough water for detection.
The initial leak detection inspection may also require some slightly invasive assessment, such as the removal of tiles in order to see how far the damage has penetrated your flooring or walls. There’s no point in only repairing part of the water damage, especially when it’s severe. It’s also not possible to quote repairs accurately if we can’t tell how bad it really is.
Leak detection is a standard part of our basement recovery and water damage recovery services. As these services are time-critical, we highly recommend that you contact us sooner rather than later if you have a problem leak. The best time to attend to water damage is when the moisture build up is slight and doesn’t appear to be an issue. By the time things start to look bad, your repair bill will have already skyrocketed, because the worst issues are most likely hidden from immediate view.
Frequently Asked Questions
We start by assessing the leak and checking how much damage has been done to surrounding infrastructure. Once we have determined the leak origin, we fix this first as there’s no point in repairing damage if it will simply reoccur. We then repair the water damage that has been caused by the leak. In extreme cases, this can even mean demolition of an entire area (ie. shower or bathroom), then the subsequent rebuild and waterproofing of the area.
This depends on how much damage has been done to the wall. It could be just a cosmetic thing, in which case only minor repairs and painting might be needed. If the wall is sagging however, or if it’s a shower wall that wasn’t properly waterproofed, we do really need to repair the wall or more extensive repairs will be needed soon.
OUR WATERPROOFING SERVICES Elite Waterproofing Specialists
We offer high-quality waterproofing systems to each part of the construction business. So regardless of the project, you’re operating. As a result, if you need a waterproofing solution we’re the perfect choice for you. We can work with you on your project where it be a simple waterproofing job or a roofing membrane which requires knowledge in the field to do right. We also offer different products depending on the job and the budget to provide more than one option.
So, you’re building or renovating and need internal waterproofing. You’ve come to the right place! Our family-owned team of waterproofers are fully licensed and accredited with Ardex membranes, and our combined experience spans decades.
Our external waterproofing services cover balconies and retaining walls. Using some of the most stringently tested products and methods with the best product warranties in the industry, our external waterproofing is second to none.
Do you have moderate to severe water damage that's starting to extend beyond the confines of a single room? Or maybe your bathroom walls are rotting away and the tiles are coming off, exposing unexpected damage.
Have you had the unfortunate experience of receiving second-rate waterproofing, and it's now damaging your home and allowing moisture into places it doesn't belong? Our waterproofing repairs can help you re-waterproof inadequate areas, relieve hydrostatic pressure, and provide proper drainage.
Having a balcony is a great thing, especially if you live in a small apartment, townhouse. It’s your outdoor entertaining area, your breath of fresh air. It’s good for gardens, outdoor living, and of course barbeques! However, when things go wrong and you find that your balcony is leaking, fixing it can be a real nightmare.