The protection of structures from water is an important design factor in both new developments and the refurbishment of existing structures.
Structural waterproofing techniques can be used to resolve a range of problems from waterproofing damp basements, underground vaults, cellars and tunnels to protecting car park decks, water treatment plants and swimming pools.
Structural waterproofing is a vitally important part of design of infrastructure. Three major categories of use include:
Waterproofing to create a dry environment, such as
- Domestic basements and cellars
- Sub-terrain commercial premises
- Underground transport systems
Waterproofing for protection against deterioration, such as
- Highway structures
- Multi-storey car park decks
- External balconies
- Roof terraces
Waterproofing for functionality, such as
- Water towers
- Water and sewage treatment works
The use of specialist Geocomposites in these systems provides a direct value engineered design solution which provide a direct replacement to traditional primary resources such as aggregate based drainage.