Paul Evans

Honorary Life Member - Australia Institute of Waterproofing (AIW)

President - Australia Institute of Waterproofing (AIW) 2017 - 2022

Vice President – 2014 - 2017

Committee Member 2011 to present

Paul Evans

President of Australia Institute of Waterproofing

Remedial Waterproofing Consultant

Meet Paul Evans, a trusted remedial waterproofing consultant and the esteemed President of the Australian Institute of Waterproofing (AIW), on our latest "Sealed for Good" episode. With years of experience under his belt, Paul leads Findlay-Evans Waterproofing in Victoria, showcasing his expertise in solving complex waterproofing challenges. His role as AIW President for five years has been vital in driving the institution's mission of educating, supporting, and elevating waterproofing standards across Australia.

This episode provides valuable insights into the AIW's initiatives, including specialized training programs and advocacy for improved industry regulations. Paul's dedication to the cause and his professional background as a consultant make him an influential figure committed to enhancing quality and practices in waterproofing.

Watch this interview and learn more about Paul's expertise in waterproofing as a trusted Remedial Waterproofing Consultant.

Hands-on Managing Director

Paul Evans is a Registered Building Practitioner & Master Builder Specialist Contractor - Waterproofer. He has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry in Australia and specializes in commercial & industrial waterproofing projects.

As a Registered Building Practitioner, Paul frequently encountered sub-optimum waterproofing procedures - poorly performed due to inferior workmanship and/or utilizing incorrect materials and often combined with a lack of understanding and knowledge of construction methods.

Paul was convinced the construction industry deserved access to better trained and knowledgeable waterproofing expertise. Consequently when the opportunity arose to become Manager/Director of one of Melbourne's well established and reputable names in the waterproofing industry - Findlay Waterproofing, Paul considered his construction experience would be a great fit with an expert waterproofing company.

Paul is passionate about training and standards within the Australian waterproofing industry and has volunteered much of his own time and service to the industry.

Paul is the current President of the non-profit industry association, Australia Institute of Waterproofing (AIW), previously serving as Vice-President and participated as an active AIW committee member for over 6 years. These are all volunteer positions.

The AIW represents the interests of the total industry in raising the standard of waterproofing in Australia by becoming the 'central source' of knowledge, augmented by members experience to mentor continuous change.

As President of the AIW, Paul has been instrumental in designing together with the Master Builders Victoria (MBAV) the training program “Waterproofing in Construction Course" which started in 2017.

The MBAV “Waterproofing in Construction Course” Training Course is aimed at industry professionals who have a responsibility to ensure a construction project is water tight and intended to educate with respect to planning, design, selection of products and waterproofing application.

Paul has recently worked and consulted with the Victorian State Government’s Building Authority (VBA) –Regulations Sunset Review 2017.

This is a review process taken every 10 years by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning of current building regulations to ensure that these regulations remain efficient and effective and with options to develop new regulations.

Expert Basement Waterproofing Transformation in Melbourne by Paul Evans & Team

Paul Evans and his team at Findlay-Evans Waterproofing provided expert basement waterproofing services for a home in Doncaster East, Melbourne, transforming a mold-infested, waterlogged basement into a dry and secure space. Their comprehensive waterproofing solutions, which included advanced drainage systems and durable membrane application, showcased their specialization in basement repairs and waterproofing in Melbourne.

The success of this project, verified by a dry basement after Melbourne's heavy rains, highlights their leadership in waterproofing and structural repairs within the industry.

Watch video here.

Presentations at International Waterproofing Forums

  • 2018 International Waterproofing Forum (Shanghai China) -
    "Challenges of Waterproofing Design and Application

    The International Waterproofing Forum is a technical exchange forum held on the day before the opening of China International Roofing & Waterproofing Expo. Professionals and experts from enterprises, institutes and organizations are invited to present. The depth and width of the forum is widely recognized by industrial experts, scholars and technicians.

  • 2017 Waterproof Membranes International (Cologne Germany) -
    “Waterproofing Challenges in Australia’s Construction Boom

    The international conference focuses on the market dynamics, technical innovation, manufacture, installation, and performance of waterproof membranes (e.g., geomembranes). Waterproof Membranes 2017 – is an interaction between engineers, specifiers, researchers, commercial personnel and industry working for: the world’s leading membrane producers; raw material and component suppliers; machinery manufacturers; and institutes or companies involved in the research, testing and certification of membranes and applications.

Presentations for Architect Designer Engineer Building and

Construction (ADEB)

Paul is a regular invited presenter at ADEB seminars:

  • Canberra 16th Nov 2018

  • Sydney 25 May 2018

  • Melbourne 14th March 2018

  • Perth 10TH May 2018

  • Melbourne 14th March 2017

  • Sydney 29th March 2017

Published Articles & Media Releases by Paul Evans:

Why Balconies Leak

February 24th, 2020

BuildIT – Featured Article 2019

“Committed to Raising Waterproofing Standards and Training Across Australia"
Paul Evans, President of Australian Institute of Waterproofing

Sourceable – Construction
Interviewed by Andrew Heaton on October 5th, 2017

Waterproofing President to Speak at International Conference
Australian Institute of Waterproofing (AIW) News - October 2017

Solving Roof & Balcony Leaks
Facility Perspectives - The Leading Resource for Facility Management in Australiasia. VOL 11 NO 1. March-May 2017

Notes from a Balcony Inspection
Australian Institute of Waterproofing (AIW) News - November 2016

Australian Institute of Waterproofing – Online News

Notes from a Balcony Inspection – Nov 2016

Getting It Right in the First Place – October 2016

Waterproofing - Getting it Right the First Time
Australian Institute of Waterproofing (AIW) News - October 2016

Waterproofing - Common Failures
LinkedIn Article - Feb 2015

Expert Waterproofing with Paul Evans

Paul Evans, with over three decades of experience in the building industry and as a Registered Building Practitioner, offers unmatched expertise in remedial waterproofing. At Findlay-Evans Waterproofing, his extensive experience addresses the industry's need for skilled waterproofing execution and knowledge.

Clients seeking unparalleled waterproofing services can trust in Paul's extensive experience and dedicated approach to delivering excellence in every project.

As a
Remedial Waterproofing Consultant, Paul Evans has evaluated a failed waterproofing membrane, identifying its detachment, holes, and poor adhesion as signs of underlying issues with the application process. His investigation points to poor surface preparation, contamination from grime and dirt, and the use of a cold tar base as likely contributors to the membrane's failure.

This situation underscores the critical importance of meticulous preparation and clean conditions, alongside quality material selection, to ensure the effectiveness of waterproofing solutions.

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