Tag Archives: waterproofing design

Manchester Basement Conversion Firms stuck in the 90′s

I just wrote a post on my www.basementwaterproofingexpert.co.uk blog relating to discussions with a local supplier, who advised me that Manchester basement conversion firms are building in risk to systems by omitting battery back-up, this on the basis that clients … Continue reading

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TRACE Win Third Consecutive PCA Project of the Year Award (2015).

We attended the Property Care Association awards dinner this week held at Cambridge University, with high hopes of winning our third project of the year award, and thankfully the judges picked our entry: Trace win Project Of The Year of … Continue reading

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A blog post on my www.basementwaterproofingexpert.co.uk site discussing the implications of the new NHBC Basement Standard – 5.4 Waterproofing of Basements and Other Below Ground Structures. Article on the new NHBC Basement Waterproofing Standard. James

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Why Podium Deck Waterproofing Systems Fail

This is a link to an article that I’ve just published on my blog at www.basementwaterproofingexpert.co.uk Why Podium Deck Waterproofing Systems Fail

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They always come around in the end, ultimately, everybody will.

We’ve just signed off on remedial works addressing failed external tanking in a series of houses where the homeowners were initially (and understandably), very resistant to the concept of cavity drainage waterproofing.  For the uninitiated, cavity drainage involves the use … Continue reading

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Basement Environmental Grades, An Easy to Understand Guide. #BS8102

 Easy as.. Environmental grades (1 to 3) are used to define levels of ‘dryness’, within a given basement or cellar, with a grade 1 environment essentially being more ‘wet’, than a grade 3 environment. The first thing to understand is … Continue reading

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Fact: Water is Heavy…. (Tanking Structures & Loading).

So I am reasonably sure that you are well aware of this, but do you understand the implications in relation to basements, cellars and waterproofing/tanking systems? From what we see, many do not appreciate the forces which may be involved, including in … Continue reading

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Why ‘Cavity Drainage Membrane Only’ Waterproofing Systems are not Good Design.

This is the story of an unfortunate homeowner let down by a poor waterproofing design, and an installing contractor that ceased trading, leaving substantial problems and costs in their wake.  When we build below ground, we have to include waterproofing … Continue reading

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BS8102 Design Team, Advice for Specifiers and Protecting P.I.

Just posted a new article concerning guidance within the updated British Standard for Structural Waterproofing 8102:2009 Code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground.

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