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Podium deck waterproofing design

May 7, 2021Comments Off on Podium deck waterproofing design

In this webinar Ben spent an hour discussing podium deck waterproofing design and the failures which can occur. Ben is a leading authority on waterproofing design for buried decks and us a key author in the CIRIA research project “Guidance on the delivery of blue roofs.“

Watertight Concrete Webinar

May 7, 2021Comments Off on Watertight Concrete Webinar

This webinar was hosted by the Property Care Association. In it Ben discussed various considerations relating to waterproof concrete for basements ranging from sustainability to crack widths and covers a few case studies at the end.

New Logo

March 31, 2021Comments Off on New Logo

We’ve taken the plunge and just decided on a new logo! Why? We’ve had the previous logo for five years now and in that time CSSW.LONDON has grown and changed, but our primary reason was to give our clients (and other stakeholders) a better abrieviation. We’ve been finding that design…

Podium Deck Waterproofing Design

February 24, 2020 ,,,Comments Off on Podium Deck Waterproofing Design

I was recently invited to present a webinar on avoiding failure in podium decks by the Property Care Association. I’ve had some great feedback and the video is now available on YouTube:

Buried Roof Waterproofing

January 2, 2020 ,,,Comments Off on Buried Roof Waterproofing

Buried roofs are one of the most complex waterproofing design issues we look at, and at CSSW.LONDON this is one particular area of interest. The above image was annotated with permission from AKTII. Please note that none of the failure images shown below relate to the above scheme. We have…

How long does waterproofing last under a podium deck/green roof?

March 29, 2019 ,,Comments Off on How long does waterproofing last under a podium deck/green roof?

This is post 1 out of 10 (the last one was an intro) on the topic of sustainability and waterproofing How long does waterproofing on a podium deck last? 40 – 55 years!! Think about that for a moment. We all know that buildings need maintenance. Those of us who…

What is sustainability when it comes to waterproofing?

March 20, 2019 ,,Comments Off on What is sustainability when it comes to waterproofing?

Sustainability is increasingly recieving the attention that it should. But what does sustainability mean when it comes to waterproofing? Building Pathology One of the biggest issues we face in building pathology is water. In surveying older buildings, we frequently see blocked gutters resulting in penetrating damp. We often see vegetation…

BS 8102 – Table 2

July 19, 2016 ,,,,,,,,Comments Off on BS 8102 – Table 2

BS 8102 Table 2 (BS 8102:2009 ‘Code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground’) is shown below and gives guidance as to the performance required from structural waterproofing; depending on the intended end use the basement. Within this blog I try to explain this…

Ground Gas Mitigation in Basements

July 18, 2016 ,,,,,,Comments Off on Ground Gas Mitigation in Basements

I’ve recently had three projects requiring ground gas mitigation in basements. Radon, methane, carbon dioxide and VOC’s are some of the more common ground gasses. These dangerous gasses are typically found on development sites which aren’t ideal. Sites such as ex-petrol stations, land fill sites, brownfield sites etc. Whilst far…

Podium Decks

Podium decks is a term I’m using here to describe a basement ceiling which also acts as a roof. This may be a subterranean roof/ green roof/ podium deck etc. I feel that this is an increasingly common design where a basement structure extends beyond the boundary of the building…