Structural Waterproofing is not just about procuring single products to stop water ingress; it is a combination of products used together in an integrated complimentary manner as a complete system.
Our design philosophy is the selection of technically appropriate, value-driven waterproofing systems to match the needs of the client's design, as well as the correct detailing of the designed solution to achieve a durable, watertight sub-structure.
BS 8102:2009: Code of Practice for Protection of Below Ground Structures Against Water From The Ground, details three grades of waterproofing protection
Car parking, plant rooms (excluding electrical equipment), workshops.
“Some seepage and damp areas are tolerable, dependent on intended use.
Local drainage might be necessary to deal with seepage.
Plant rooms and workshops (requiring a drier environment than Grade 1); storage areas
No water penetration acceptable, damp areas tolerable; ventilation might be required
Ventilated residential and commercial areas, including offices, restaurants etc; leisure centres
No water penetration acceptable, ventilation, dehumidification or air conditioning necessary, appropriate to the intended use
Where there is doubt about the use of the room, Grade 3 protection should be provided.
atal design with all three types of protection available as set out in BS 8102:2009