Not only do waterproofing systems need to be functional as a water proofer but they should also be able to provide the building with thermal performance, roof drainage, air tightness and vapour control. A green roof construction involves a series of functioning layers that, while retaining the necessary water to support the plants/trees/shrubs will also allow excess water to drain off whilst protecting the roof surface from both roots and mechanical damage.
It is important for homeowners to firstly understand the basics about flooding and the associated risks before turning to products and how these may be of benefit to their homes both before and during a flood event. We believe flood resilient design is not a single solution, concept or perspective. It is an approach to changing the built environment.
A Waterproofing Designer’s philosophy defines what they wish to accomplish in the design of their waterproofing system and which principles they will use to do so. Identifying a robust and suitable design philosophy is an important aspect when designing a continuous system as this will not only directly impact in how users install the system but also in future maintenance which will directly impact on the property owner.