Do you need to waterproof a kitchen if you add a washing machine? – Andrew, NSW
Q: Do you need to waterproof a kitchen if you add a washing machine? The kitchen currently not waterproofed & has no floor waste & built in the ’50s.
A: It is strongly recommended that you add waterproofing as part of the addition of a washing machine. There may be additional costs associated, but consider it as an added layer of insurance for your lot. Waterproofing ensures that no excess water leaks into either the apartment below or the groundwork, which can cause damage that is costly to repair in the long term.