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Basement construction and waterproofing (2-part set)

Basement construction and waterproofing (2-part set)

by P Trotman (06-Aug-2007)

£15.00

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Book Description

This Good Building Guide discusses one of the main challenges when designing a basement: preventing water or water vapour ingress. The focus is on dampness due to penetration of groundwater, sometimes complicated by rising damp. Part 1 (6 pages) outlines the principles of constructing a waterproof basement. Part 2 (6 pages) describes the main methods for perimeter construction with advice on safety, insulation and services.

Contents:

Part 1: Site investigation and preparation
Site investigation
● Drainage characteristics of the soil
Site preparation and the control of moisture
Types of construction
● Type A: tanked protection
● Type B: structurally integral protection
● Type C: drained cavity
Waterproofing systems
● Bonded sheet membranes
● Cavity drain membranes
● Bentonite clay active membranes
● Liquid-applied membranes
● Mastic asphalt membranes
● Proprietary cementitious crystallization active systems
● Proprietary cementitious multi-coat renders, toppings and coatings
● Other waterproofing products
Subsurface drainage
References and further reading

Part 2: Construction, safety, insulation and services
Construction methods for domestic-scale basements
Construction methods for large and/or deep basements
● Noise resistance
● Thermal performance
● Ventilation
● Fire safety and means of escape
● Daylighting
● Drainage
● Heat-producing appliances
● Vehicle access
References and further reading

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