Procuring basement waterproofing in 2022
Structural waterproofing is a field in which it is particularly important to effectively manage risk. What no client, nor their consultants want, is to contend with issues. While there has been a great deal of progress made in waterproofing materials, design and installation over the last twenty years, it is still the case that the advice you receive can be influenced by whom you speak to, so which way to turn? The purpose of this article is to try and dissect the various market offerings, explaining the implications of each. Having stated this, we write this as a provider within the market (specifically as Contractors who design and install waterproofing systems), and so clearly it could be argued that we write from a position of commercial bias. It may also be the case that our understanding of the market and the offerings within, although based on longstanding experience, are just not entirely correct. To inform an analysis of the wider market, we conducted an industry survey covering a variety of matters, including role within the industry, to insurance offerings and design preferences. It is upon the results of this survey which we base this analysis.