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Newton provide waterproofing products for all three types of waterproofing, defined within BS 8102:2009 as:
Type A – Barrier Protection
The structure has no integral protection against water and relies on a membrane to be introduced internally or externally to prevent the ingress of water into the inner building fabric.
Type B – Integral Protection
The structure itself is constructed to be integrally waterproof and the primary resistance against water ingress.
Type C – Drained Protection
If water passes through the structure, it is depressurised and collected by the internal Cavity Drain System and then safely removed from the building.
Waterproofing Design Specialists are tasked to recommend a “combined“ waterproofing system approach particularly where:
With this in mind, the possible combinations of waterproofing are:
Usually a combination of 2 forms of waterproofing is adequate when designing a habitable space requiring a completely dry internal environment, defined as ‘Grade 3’ within BS 8102:2009.
Whichever combination of waterproofing is chosen to achieve the Grade 3 environment, in most cases the safest combination will include a ‘Type C’ internal cavity drain membrane system as one of the forms of waterproofing. The choice of the other system is largely dictated by the type of structure.
A typical combination waterproofing design showing Newton CDM Cavity Drain System internally (Type C), Newton HydroBond System externally (Type A), and Newton HydroTank System with waterbars and waterstops within the structure itself (Type B)
Newton highly recommend that installation is undertaken by a Newton Specialist Basement Contractor (NSBC).
NSBCs can provide a meaningful insured guarantee and take full design liability on the project, fulfilling the role of ‘Waterproofing Specialist’ as recommended by the BS 8102:2009 ‘Code of Practice for Protection of Below Ground Structures Against Water From The Ground’. Please contact us for a list of NSBCs in your area.
Our staff are able to provide guidance for projects of all sizes, whether you require some general advice about damp or waterproofing, or support with technical drawings and specifications.