In late 2006, the old grandstand at Redfern Oval was demolished, with builders commencing construction on new facilities in 2007.
With the water table just half a metre below ground level, the site posed some real challenges – the change rooms for the home and away teams, along with various other service rooms are in the basement, which is 3.5 metres below ground level.
The Wolfin Polyester PVC membrane system was chosen as the waterproofing system for the basement, with 5 mm Projex Shockmat as the preferred protection medium for the completed membrane works.
Projex Shockmat was chosen for its high strength and robust yet flexible protection – durable enough to withstand bar reinforcing being dragged over it. Shockmat was laid over the membrane below the floor slabs and against the membrane on the outside walls of the basement prior to backfilling.