Waterproofing Basements and Underground Structures CPD Seminar (Newbuild)

Waterproofing Basements and Underground Structures CPD Seminar (Newbuild)

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Waterproofing Basements and Underground Structures (Newbuild)

Seminar length: 45 to 60 minutes

Basements are enjoying a resurgence in popularity, but it is important that they are properly waterproofed. This seminar looks at the different waterproofing options available and assists the specifier in choosing the correct system for a given construction type and location.

Note: This seminar has been fully updated to reflect the changes introduced in the latest revision of BS 8102 “Code of practice for the protection of below ground structures against water from the ground”.

Topics covered include:

Why Include a Basement?

Why include a basement?
  • Up to 50% increase in habitable space
  • Increased floor area increases property value
  • Reduction in loss of amenity space
  • Typical energy saving of 5%
  • Reduce land cost as a proportion of the total cost

Basement Design Considerations

Basement design considerations
  • Site suitability, e.g. soil type, water table, and soil contaminants (radon)
  • Must ensure that basement will resist flotation
  • Allowance should be made for additional pressure of submerged earth and loading effects of adjoining buildings etc…

Types of Waterproofing System

Types of waterproofing system

Advantages and disadvantages of each of the following systems:

  • Type A (Barrier Protection)
  • Type B (Structurally Integral Protection)
  • Type C (Drained Protection)
  • Combination systems (A & B, A & C, B & C)
  • Dual-layer systems

Other Considerations

Other considerations
  • Insulation
  • Drainage & maintenance
  • Environment
  • Cost and practicality of installation
  • Planning & design considerations
  • Guarantees

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