Why are Technical Drawings so important in Below Ground Projects?
Why are Technical Drawings so important in Below Ground Projects?

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).

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Waterproofing for Homeowners
Waterproofing for Homeowners

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.

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Perimeter or Modular Drainage – What is the difference?
Perimeter or Modular Drainage – What is the difference?

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….”

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Flood Resilience advice for Homeowners
Flood Resilience advice for Homeowners

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.

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