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Waterproofing: From Roof to Foundation

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Mark McGivern, CSI, Aff. M. ASCE

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Severe weather can cause extensive damage to a building’s roof, foundation, and interiors. If there is a breach in a structure's envelope, water is likely to find its way into the building. This is why it is critical to make a structure water resistant from top to bottom. 

The following article, From Roof to FoundationConsulting experts when selecting appropriate waterproofing”, explains why it is important to assure that every aspect of a building or structure has been properly waterproofed. Building areas featured in this article include:

  • Above-grade walls
  • Concrete, terrace areas, and decks
  • Roofs
  • Below-grade systems
  • Interior systems

At the end of the day, there is no "go-to" method and options should be considered. Each structure requires its own waterproofing strategy.  The waterproofing system will need to be maintained and well-kept over the life of the building.

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Topics: Water Intrusion, Engineering, Construction, Architecture, Water Damage