Yearly Archives: 2016

Bentonite Waterproofing Membranes Dead & Gone? We Don’t Think So!

Reports on the death of bentonite clay active waterproofing membranes have been greatly exaggerated Once the default product choice for architects and engineers, waterproofing membranes of active bentonite clay have suffered under a cloud of distrust in recent years. The advances in pre-applied bonded membranes and water-tight concrete systems have turned heads and design professionals…
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In-House Design Support Service – We Come to You

Having over forty years of experience in the Construction Industry, allows us to understand the challenges that design professionals encounter on a daily basis. Our In-House Design Support Service is aimed at assisting you with your current or planned projects, by offering our support in your office, and answering the questions that you may have…
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Robust Design as the Key to Successful Below Ground Structural Waterproofing

In 2013 the National House Building Council (NHBC) reported £21m worth of claims over a six-year period. The claims related to poor design, workmanship and installations in 900 properties in the UK, which subsequently resulted in below ground structural waterproofing failures. In 2014 NHBS formed a task group and a new Chapter 5.4 – Waterproofing…
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Bunded Tanks Regulations- What Do You Need To Know?

The purpose of constructing a containment bund around a tank that contains petrol, diesel, or oil or other liquids is to prevent leakages causing a serious pollution hazard, particularly if they reach groundwater or watercourses such as rivers and canals. Bund Types “Secondary Containment” Bunds – bunds that consist of a concrete base and a…
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