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The 3 Benefits to Working with a Waterproofing Design Specialist

9 February 2018

When designing a waterproofing system for a basement there is one key document that needs to be adhered to – BS 8102 – The code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground.

The principles within the BS 8102 code of practice are fundamental to creating an integrated waterproofing solution. The code provides recommendations and guidance on the methods of dealing with and preventing, the entry of water from surrounding ground into the basement. An integral part of the code states that a Waterproofing Design Specialist needs to include in the design team.

So, what exactly is a Waterproofing Design Specialist and how can working with one help you with the design of your basement?

A Waterproofing Design Specialist is an individual that holds a PCA recognised Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) qualification as well as meeting a stringent skills criteria before they can be a dedicated waterproofing professional and have the title Waterproofing Design Specialist.

How can you benefit from working with a Waterproofing Design Specialist?

  1. You stay compliant

If things go wrong on a large scale commercial waterproofing project and there are legal implications, the first thing the courts will look at is whether the waterproofing project complied with the relevant codes. By using a Waterproofing Design Specialist to work on the design of your waterproofing system you are choosing to use a dedicated waterproofing professional who will ensure that your waterproofing project is compliant with British Standard BS8102:2009.

  1. You are not liable

By working with a Waterproofing Design Specialist as part of the design team, it is their responsibility to provide your team with guidance that assists and influences the design, installation and future maintenance of the waterproofed structure. It is the Waterproofing Design Specialist who takes on the design liability not yourselves.

  1. You are guaranteed

For your extra peace of mind, any specialist work carried out should be covered by a long-term guarantee meaning you are protected from inadequate works.

What should I do now?

If you’re currently working on a project with the need for basement waterproofing and would like to know more information around how your project can benefit from a full waterproofing design and installation service, as well as full technical support, then don’t hesitate to contact our Timberwise Waterproofing Specialists today by calling on 0800 288 8660 or request a call back below.












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