Wolfin waterproofing membranes were recommended as a solution to resolve
the water ingress problem in the podium area of the National Library of
Located on the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, the
National Library housed over six million items in 2001. GHD was engaged by the
client in late 2005 to provide a long term solution to water ingress, which was
occurring through the podium slab into the library areas below. The brief also
required the areas below the podium to remain dry during and after the
The well-proven Wolfin waterproofing membrane system was specified for
the project with temporary shedding constructed to cover about 2,500sqm of the
work areas. GHD coordinated with several trades during the implementation of the
regimented works program.
Upon completion of the membrane works by Wolfin Membranes Australia,
each deck area was flood tested for a minimum of 72 hours before handover to
the builder and then to the client after the original slate tiling was
Wolfin membranes are available in Australia from Projex Group .