Wykamol waterproofs a 5-storey apartment block built into a hillside in Southeast London

Wykamol waterproofs a 5-storey apartment block built into a hillside in Southeast London

When Wykamol were approached by a developer to help design a waterproofing scheme in London, their technical team jumped at the opportunity and received the plans.

Reg MacDonald, Technical Waterproofing Manager of Wykamol and Simon Smith, South East Manager, both CSSW qualified, liaised and designed a dual waterproofing scheme to BS8102 and NHBC standards. This design incorporated a gravity fed cavity drain membrane scheme to allow each 5 apartments to drain down to the lower levels where they would be then drained to an exit drain at the base of the project.

Wykamol’s BBA approved cavity drain membranes were installed throughout the project, alongside Wykamol’s high load insulated spacer to create a channel rebate on the slab.

Simon regularly undertook site visits to check on progress and to make sure there were no complications in the installation.

Projects like this are quite common for the Wykamol team to look at and Wykamol have various current projects with apartment blocks built into hillsides on sloping sites.

Working on these kind of jobs as over the years has helped Wykamol foresee any potential issues that arise when working into the ground, and drainage issues need to be catered for, to allow and make sure water can be removed without the potential for the drains to be compromised.

Wykamol are proud to be involved with yet another fantastic job and to help create more stunning homes across the UK.

The technical team at Wykamol can help on all below ground projects and advise on various waterproofing applications from domestic dwellings to huge multi-level projects.

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