Sika Australia was commissioned to install a flooring and waterproofing solution at the car park of a multi-storey residential building within a large urban development in Footscray, Melbourne.

Located in the Inner West suburb of Footscray, the landmark $350 million urban development will incorporate an array of residential and commercial buildings, shared community spaces, cafes and facilities.

A multi-storey residential build­ing within this development required a waterproofing and flooring solution for its upper level car park. The flooring solution was required for two different levels. While one required crack bridging to protect the tenancies below, both needed to be trafficable, hard-wearing and non-slip, and suitable for a car park while being aesthetically pleasing and UV resistant.

Brought into the project by the main contractor Grocon, Sika liaised with Able Industrial Floors to install its specially designed car park deck water­proofing system.

This system offered a complete waterproofing and flooring solution for multiple levels by using a combination of Sikalas­tic 488 and 489, a 3mm high performance polyurethane traf­ficable membrane system, and Sika’s flooring system consisting of Sikafloor 160 and 264T. Sika’s flooring and waterproofing solution was applied on an area measuring 2000 square metres.