Expert Solutions for Commercial Waterproofing: Protecting Your Business

Structural waterproofing is necessary for buildings below ground level, including commercial and residential projects, to protect against water ingress and damp. It involves applying waterproofing systems to structures with earth retaining walls, typically dealing with water ingress problems below damp proof course level.

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Introduction to Structural Waterproofing

Advanced Damp provides professional commercial structural waterproofing solutions to companies all over the UK. Our team of waterproofing specialists are well trained to resolve problems caused by damp basements and have extensive experience in basement waterproofing and tanking walls, we can help make sure that your interior and exterior walls stay dry by installing an appropriate basement tanking system.

Our cementitious tanking slurry for cellar walls will keep water out of your basement for good and create a reinforced concrete structure that will protect earth retaining walls and damp proof your property for good.

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Waterproofing Techniques – Type A, B and C

The British Standard 8102:2022 is the ‘Code of Practice for Protection of Below Ground Structures Against Water Ingress. The British Standard 8102:2022 defines three types of waterproofing: Type A, B, and C, which are used in structural waterproofing. The standard explains how to waterproof retaining structures using the three types of waterproofing, and provides guidelines for designing and implementing effective waterproofing systems.

Professional waterproofing designers should consider using more than one type of waterproofing to provide enhanced protection of the structure.

Type A waterproofing systems are integrally bonded to the structure, while Type B systems are partially bonded, and Type C systems are non-bonded.

Each type of waterproofing system has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the choice of system depends on the specific project requirements.

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A typical combination waterproofing design combines different types of waterproofing, such as Type C, Type A, and Type B systems.

BS 8102:2022 recommends considering the feasibility of remedial measures and maintainability of Type C waterproofing within the waterproofing design.

Examples of structures that require structural waterproofing include those that use self-healing membranes and reusable injection hose systems.

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Benefits of Professional Structural Waterproofing

Protection and Cost Savings

Waterproofing commercial buildings can contribute to energy efficiency by reducing air leakage and heat transfer, resulting in lower utility costs. It also extends the lifespan of the building by protecting it from water damage, which can lead to structural issues.

When companies implement waterproofing systems in commercial properties, benefits can also include extra office and storage space as the basement waterproofing design provides a usable space below ground level.

Structural waterproofing can also increase the value of a property as future owners can be safe in the knowledge that a structural waterproofing design specialist has carried out the work and there will be no need for any waterproofing services, paying out for damp proof course or having to delay business to instruct a company themselves for structural waterproofing systems to be implemented… saving them time and money.

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Why Choose a Professional Waterproofing Contractor

Structural waterproofing requires accurate design and installation to ensure successful damp proof, the only way to guarantee this is to employ the help of a professional structural waterproofing contractor.

Technical structural waterproofing products must be designed and installed correctly to avoid failure. Poorly installed waterproofing solutions can have serious consequences, making it essential to appoint qualified and accredited professionals.

Qualified surveyors assessing your waterproofing project are necessary to survey and undertake structural waterproofing jobs. Additionally, a professional waterproofing specialist providing an integrated waterproofing solution according to the British Structural Waterproofing Association structural waterproofing solutions guidelines is likely to save money and provide peace of mind in the long term.

Contact Advanced Damp today for a structural waterproofing specialist with a recognised professional qualification to help you damp proof your commercial property today!