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Assessing Sites with a View to Assessing Risk.

Part of the process of waterproofing design laid out within BS8102 Code of practice for the protection of below ground structures against water from the ground, relates to assessing the nature of a given site, and then using this information to influence your design.

In essence the ‘nature of the site’, can be interpreted as ‘how wet is it, and how wet is it likely to be’?

This is important because the greatest driver of risk, is essentially how much water there is, or potentially will be in the ground, to pressure upon the basement structure and waterproofing system(s). Continue reading Assessing Sites with a View to Assessing Risk.