Wetspot Waterproofing and Tiling worked round the clock completing around an acre and a half of self-levelling and tiling on the Melbourne Airport T2E. It is that kind of effort – and the brilliant results achieved – which have seen the company grow into one of Australia’s most highly credentialed tiling and waterproofing contractors. Wetspot spent five months on site at T2E, supplying and installing all the ceramic bathroom and floor tiles, installing tiles to the concourse and airport including both ceramic tiles and Quarella 600mm X 600 mm reconstituted stone floor tiles. Wetspot also processed four large staircase treads and risers in slabs of Quarella stone. With approximately 7000m2 of ceramic tiles alone to install, along with completing waterproofing for all bathrooms, main stone tiling and the task of self-levelling all concrete on the site using sand and concrete and self-levelling ardit, 35 Wetspot staff including ceramic tilers, self levelers and waterproofers worked for five months completing the assignment.
“Our contract doubled half way through the project, we were asked to level out all the floors prior to the install of the tiles, so we had to increase man power and work 2 x shifts working around the clock in order to not blow out the completion date. We were able to carry out approximately 5000m2 of self levelling in 3 weeks so as to not delay the project,” said Wetspot Director, Justin Davis.
“Wetspot and John Holland needed to work close together with their surveying team to ensure all expansion joints were strategically placed exactly as architectural drawings showed especially throughout the cross concourse on the project which is the main bridge thoroughfare to the new Gates.
“I would like to thank John Holland for the opportunity to work with such a great team. Their willingness to help our company onsite is what made the project for us so special and so productive. I would like to make a special mention to Daryl Garlick, Chris Shwartz, Glen Davis and Shane Baker from John Holland for trusting us to complete these works and make it a success.”
The project’s security conscious environment meant the deliveries to site and coordination of outside deliveries was a challenge, with all staff and vehicles entering the project area requiring inspection and clearance.