Water-damaged Law Building gets a revamp

Posted on November 01, 2018

Water damage and disintegrating walls necessitated a refurbishment of the Law Building, the scope of which includes redoing the waterproofing of walls that show damage with a high-strength cementitious mortar.

According to Project Manager Wisani Manganye of Facilities Management, phase 1 of the renovations will be carried out at the offices on all levels on the southeastern side of the building. The other parts of the building on the north facade will be prioritised in various stages. Currently, the focus is only the southeastern wing and the western perimeter wall at the south entrance of the building.

A new storm water grid and channel system will be put in around the perimeter of the structure to combat rising damp. This will entail installing new waterproofing and torch-on waterproofing to the exterior; a damp-proof cream will be injected into the walls to combat damp inside the building.

A new waterproof membrane will also be applied to the roof and extra waterproofing to existing rainwater outlets. Damaged floor finishes in the offices will be replaced and damp-damaged walls and ceilings repainted.

Renovations should be complete by 25 January 2019.

The site logistics plan, hording plan, locality map and scope of the project.

- Author Marissa Greeff

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