Environmentally responsible waterproofing solutions from Envirosystems Technologies were specified for a new mixed-use development currently under construction in Broadbeach, QLD.

The Jewel on the Gold Coast is a massive luxury development located on Old Burleigh Road in Broadbeach. On completion, The Jewel will be Australia’s largest beachfront mixed-use development and the first absolute beachfront development on the Gold Coast in more than 30 years.

The three-tower development will include a three-level podium, a six-star hotel comprising of 171 suites and 512 one, two and three-bedroom luxury apartments and premium residences. Three levels of basement parking have been incorporated to accommodate 816 cars.

A number of Enviro waterproofing solutions have been used across this project by the contractors Polyseal on an area covering 15,000 square metres. These include Enviro BSM, Enviro HP1200 and Enviro HP1600.

Enviro BSM is a pre-applied, composite HDPE sheet membrane system designed to waterproof the blind side of concrete slabs and walls. The heavy duty HDPE in Enviro BSM provides the waterproofing integrity.

Key features include pressure sensitive, reactive adhesion layer activating during the concrete pour and forming a continuous bond with the structural concrete; and trafficable protective layer protecting Enviro BSM during steel-fixing before the concrete is cast. When used systematically, this complete system provides a versatile and innovative solution to the waterproofing of various below-grade structures.