Population growth in many capital cities around Australia has led to a rise in the demand for high-end multi residential properties. Multi residential apartments and community facilities are a fantastic solution to the problem of affordable housing, but they do require some creative thinking when it comes to making liveable outdoor areas for socialising and recreation.
High-rise buildings need to be pleasant places to spend time in and for most this means balconies and decking so residents can experience the outdoors. These outdoor areas need to be sufficiently waterproofed and resistant enough to the elements that they won’t cause water leakage and flooding.
Waterproofing is a serious issue in multi residential buildings and water leakage can lead to extremely damaging and costly problems. The problems caused by ineffective or damaged waterproof membrane can impact the overall liveability of the building and it’s appeal to potential residents, lowering the value of units.
Suspended pavers the answer?
Pedestal deck and paving solutions are becoming widely used in multi residential projects and they have a number of benefits, including:
Reduced damage to the waterproof membrane, as drainage is better than using pavers on a setting bed.
No need for surface drains as the water quickly drains from the surface through the pavers.
Reduced load bearing on slabs, improving structural integrity.
Easy to install and remove if access is needed for repairs.
If you want to have the best possible chance of reducing damage to the waterproof membrane, pedestal deck and pavers could be the solution for you. Because there is no hardware involved, there is less risk of damage to the membrane during installation, and the pavers are easy to lift and remove if access is needed to repair any damage in the future.