There are three main methods of providing protection against ground water for residential basements. These are defined in BS 8102 as Type A (Barrier) System, Type B (Structurally Integral) System and Type C (Drained) System .
Since reliance has often to be placed on the waterproofing system, the designer must ensure that the materials are properly selected and adequate for the proposed location and conditions.
Particular attention should be paid to the specification of waterproofing systems - particularly for deep basements - relating to areas of high water table and in soils with aggressive chemicals.
A contractor must have personnel that are familiar with the Building Regulations, BS 8102:2009 - Code of Practice for Protection of Below Ground Structures Against Water from the Ground and other relevant industry documents.
This guide provides general guidance on waterproofing solutions to BS 8102:2009 – the code of practice for protection of below-ground structures against water from the ground. The guidance is focussed on basements for dwellings, but can also be of use for deeper/larger basements.
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