Elmich Australia has released a new whitepaper, which discusses paving and decking challenges and offers practical solutions for creating desirable outdoor areas.

The best way to avoid problems in paving and decking jobs is by getting things right the first time. Inadequate waterproofing or failure to provide ready access for maintenance and repairs can lead to significant structural damage and additional costs.

This begins with selecting the right products, especially when it involves multi-residential projects in Australia such as apartment complexes, hospitals and community centres where there is increased expectation from residents for suitable outdoor recreational spaces.

Waterproofing is one of the most common issues impacting paving and decking jobs. When the waterproof membrane becomes compromised, the impact is not only cosmetic but also structural. Gaining access to the membrane for repair can often cause more damage.

The potential for damage increases when these spaces are constructed over occupied spaces. Elevated paving or decking is a popular solution to address these problems.

By suspending pavers or decking on pedestals, one can reduce the chance of damage to the waterproof membrane, and in turn, the cosmetic or structural damage. Suspended pavers and decking allow for rapid drainage of surface water, eliminating the need for drainage grates. With no need for mechanical fixings, maintenance access is simple and eliminates any risk of damage to the waterproof membrane.

Download this free whitepaper from Elmich: Firm Footing – The Benefits of Adjustable Pedestals for Paving and Decking.