Technical drawings are a necessity for successful design and installation. It’s easy to understand from the development stages how a waterproofing design will function and most of us as familiar with symbols, units of measurements, natation of systems and perspectives. These drawings are representations of a final design (the end-product).
For many homeowners waterproofing is a mystery. It is a niche, unseen element required for any below ground structure.
You have appointed an architect, you have the plans and the builder in place to create your new basement extension, but in what order is everything going to happen and why are waterproofing design consultants required?
Put quite simply, structural waterproofing is a long-term cost-effective way to maintain the value of your home.
For any below ground structure, basement drainage should always be considered essential.
Even with site investigations at the planning stage, this is only a snap shot in time. Groundwater is expected to come to bear against the structure at some point during its service life.
BS8102:2009 states “……. waterproofing measures should be designed on the basis of water to the full height of the retained ground at some time during the structure’s life….”
Delta’s Technical Waterproofing Consultant, Michael Vernon gives advice on minimising negative impacts from flood events and measures to rapidly recover from a flood event
Floods are part of nature. It is not technically feasible to prevent flooding, but you can take steps to prepare for a flood event, should your property be located within a flood risk area.