During a recent roof restoration completed in South Penrith we discovered a prime example of the importance of weep holes.

Stage 1.

During a recent roof restoration completed in South Penrith we discovered a prime example of the importance of weep holes.

During closer inspection the cracked ridgecap mortar allows water to penetrate building up until finally dropping over the rear of the tile causing a ridge cap related leak.

During a recent roof restoration completed in South Penrith we discovered a prime example of the importance of weep holes.

Stage 2.

The way to eliminate this problem is to insert weep holes into a newly laid bed. The ridge caps and old cement are removed. Any broken tiles are also replaced and the ridge area is swept clean.

The way to eliminate this problem is to insert weep holes into a newly laid bed.

Stage 3.

A new bed of sand and cement is laid (re-bedding). This is laid between a specialist tool called a bedding rack, this keeps the ridges nice and straight, also minimizing on waste.

A new bed of sand and cement is laid (re-bedding).

Stage 4.

The new ridge caps are laid and here we see a weep hole inserted. This will allow for any future moisture to weep out through the holes provided, preventing the possibility of any future leaks and problems.

The new ridge caps are laid and here we see a weep hole inserted.

Stage 5.

A second layer of flexible pointing compound (pointing) is applied over the bedding and the weep hole again inserted.

This comes in a variety of colours and can be colour matched to your tiles.

A second layer of flexible pointing compound (pointing) is applied over the bedding and the weep hole again inserted.

Stage 6.

Finally the collars of the ridge caps are pointed finishing off the bedding & pointing process. Prior to the repairs this roof was pressure cleaned ready for restoration. We will now seal and re-coat the tiles using Dulux 962 Acra Tex roofing membrane.

Finally the collars of the ridge caps are pointed finishing off the bedding & pointing process.

Stage 7.

A coat of roof primer/sealer is applied prior to the application of a further two coats of the waterproofing membrane. The Dulux Acra Tex application procedure is closely followed.

Ensure you only deal with an accredited applicator.

A coat of roof primer/sealer is applied prior to the application of a further two coats of the waterproofing membrane.

Stage 8.

Roofline has left their old leaking roof looking like new and more importantly watertight. We have repaired and restored thousands of roofs all across Sydney. No job is too small or too large for our skilled team.

Roofline has left their old leaking roof looking like new and more importantly watertight.