For anyone in a non-technical sense to fully appreciate the nature and risks associated with water ingress in below ground structures, we invite you to read this paper to gain an understanding of substructure waterproofing and the importance of remedial action. Potential consequences of active leaks are numerous, from cost for remedial works to reduction in building life cycle.
Groundwater is the most commonly forgotten aspect of the water cycle as it is not readily seen. The water cycle is the constant movement of water through the environment, traveling as slowly as a metre per year. Evaporation of the oceans water, condenses into clouds ready for rainfall across the land. After rainfall, the surface rainwater flows back into rivers and the sea.
As a responsible manufacturer, we care about our products and their correct installation, these factors impact highly on project success along with correct design and planning. Being in the below ground and construction sectors we’re always saddened when stories of project failure hit the news.