When choosing a below-grade waterproofing membrane, make sure it’s tough enough to protect the foundation of the building from the destructive effects of water and vapor infiltration.
The Manual of Below-Grade Waterproofing Systems, a comprehensive book written by Justin Henshell and published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., lists criteria for selecting the correct waterproofing including the nature of the soil, hydrostatic pressure, the location of the water table, substrate stability, building occupancy, and constructions.
Wendy Talarico, LEED AP and architectural service specialist at W. R. MEADOWS, discusses a blindside waterproofing application at the Arizona Center for Law and Society. The appropriate waterproofing solution, a blindside membrane, was cost-effective and the best choice for the building conditions.
Her technical article, which includes the Arizona Center for Law and Society case study, is entitled A Blindside Waterproofing Primer.
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