A blog written by Delta Membranes
When choosing a waterproofing solution, common sense should naturally dictate to look for products which offer a long service life, bonding abilities, watertightness, thermal performance, a high compressive strength, and sustainability, however suitability is one aspect which is often overlooked but incredibly important.
Remediation of poor or missing waterproofing systems, once construction is complete - can cost anywhere between 10 to 100 times that of installing them during the construction phase.
Given the importance of a building’s performance, and the subsequent effort involved in remediating deficiencies, it is critical that below ground waterproofing solutions are compatible with one another and the structure itself. Product and material compatibility are crucial for successful structural waterproofing approaches.
Below ground structures can be subjected to harsh environments, from geological conditions, streams flowing below ground level, contaminated ground, or high-water tables.
Environmental stress such as movement, can also be a problem, however these can easily be identified, and the risk designed out when appointing a suitably qualified waterproofing design specialist.
In cases of material/product compatibility using a single source for waterproofing systems is a safe approach. Disputes and the cost of litigation can be a headache for many and one that can be avoided by using a single source for accountability.
To assure material compatibility and to limit liability, using a manufacturer for project specification is incredibly beneficial.
Products supplied by a single source, such as manufacturer who has tested the compatibility of materials with structures, assumes liability for failures created by product incompatibilities.
It is the job of Delta Membranes to make sure they deliver a complete design/build package to their customers and clients – Delta ask the right questions to make certain they know exactly what the client wants and needs for a robust solution. Delta are willing to stand behind their solutions, as a single source responsibility.
All Delta products, when installed by a competent Delta Registered Installer come with long-term product guarantees. This can further be backed up with Delta Registered Installer Insurance backed guarantees giving the customer complete peace of mind.
From cold liquid applied waterproofing to Type C, cavity drain membranes Delta ensure their technical team have a complete understanding of Delta’s products and their specification which will avoid any compatibility issues. Delta would never specify a waterproofing product, knowing it to be unsuitable for the intended application.
Each member of Delta’s technical team is empowered by a working culture that offers both collaboration and autonomy to achieve the highest levels of innovation. The Delta team has a broad range of experience and can design, survey, and advise on a full range of structural waterproofing solutions. Whatever size of project, the Delta team will always show the same honest and clear approach working with the client to deliver a robust, systematic, and economic waterproof design.
Need help with your project?
Delta Membranes are always happy to help. To speak to Delta’s Technical Team or for specification support email: [email protected] or visit www.deltamembranes.com
If you have a general question, or if you would like to talk to someone but you're unsure which team you should speak to, you can call Delta Membranes on 01992 523 523.