Complexities of Below-Grade Waterproofing


The sealing of water intrusion at the building enclosure from the subsoils surrounding the structure occurs at an early stage in many construction projects. However, the challenges of many below-grade situations are often overlooked and underestimated. Yet, the penalties for making mistakes during this critical step in the sealing process can be severe. Designers should fully understand the different mixtures of below-grade waterproofing materials for each project location and situation.

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Jarrett B. Davis AMB, CGP, CDT, ASHRAE, CSI, RCI, LEED AP BD+C