The Manual of Below-Grade Waterproofing  book cover
2nd Edition

The Manual of Below-Grade Waterproofing

ISBN 9781138668195
Published July 1, 2016 by Routledge
306 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

The ever evolving technology of waterproofing presents challenges and risks for architects and engineers who do not specialize in the field. The revised edition of The Manual of Below-Grade Waterproofing Systems provides the education and product information to enable designers to take a sound, fundamental approach to these contemporary challenges.

Building designers specify waterproofing systems and materials that are often based on limited and subjective manufacturers’ literature or past experience with systems that work under specific conditions, but will fail in other installations. Leakage usually leads to litigation. This book gives you the tools to prevent that.

This manual covers the history and science of waterproofing materials, the considerable distinctions between waterproofing roofs and plazas and below-grade surfaces, the critical procedures for protecting waterproofing materials during construction, diagnosing and remediating leaks, writing specifications, and detailing waterproofing components. The pros and cons of every waterproofing material and system are comprehensively covered. You will learn how to:

• weigh positive- versus negative-side waterproofing systems

• weigh dampproofing versus waterproofing

• coordinate with all the professionals in the waterproofing delivery chain

• follow environmental protection and government regulations

This book is an essential resource for architects, civil engineers, contractors, designers, materials manufacturers, and all other professionals involved with the design and construction of underground spaces.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  1. Introduction  2. Principles of Water Management  3. Dampproofing  4. Basement Construction  5. Waterproofing  6. Positive-Side Waterproofing Systems  7. Negative-Side Waterproofing  8. Blindside Waterproofing  9. Built-up Bituminous Waterproofing Membranes  10. Single-Ply Waterproofing Membranes  11. Liquid-Applied Membranes  12. Bentonite Waterproofing  13. Plaza Waterproofing  14. Waterproofing Failures  15. Remediating Basement Leaks  16. Specifications  17. Detailing Waterproofing  Appendix A- SI Conversion Factors  Appendix B- Plaza Surfacing  Appendix C- Waterstops  Appendix D- Abstracts of ASTM Standards Relating to Waterproofing  Appendix E- Expansion Joints  Appendix F- Waterproofing Selection Procedure

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Justin Henshell, FAIA, CSI, FASTM, is a partner in Henshell & Buccellato, Consulting Architects, in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, USA. He has been practicing architecture since 1952 and has specialized exclusively in moisture-related problems in the building envelope internationally since 1974. He has lectured, and written more than 60 papers about waterproofing.