All of the various products and techniquesÂ have potential advantages and disadvantages when directly comparing to each other.
When designing and selecting a system the choice of product and the technique used should consider various factors, a limited example of which are detailed below:
- Type of construction / structure
- Clients requirements
- Anticipated usage of the structurally waterproofed area
- External ground conditions / water table
- Form and feasibility of any remedial works
- Risks associated with choosen system
- Maintenance of the installed system, etc ..
Further detailed information and guidance etc in relation to desigining a structural waterproofing system can be found within the following publications:
British Standards Institute
BS 8102 : 1990 (The Code of Practice for Protection of Structures Against Water from the Ground).
Construction Industry Research & Information Association
CIRIA Report 139 (1995) ‘Water Resisting Basements’
British Structural Waterproofing Association
BSWA Basement Waterproofing Design & Site Guides (two publications)
BSWA Waterproofing Existing Basements