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Leaking Block Retaining Walls

Leaking Block Retaining Walls

Leaking Block Retaining Walls Waterproofing block retaining walls is a necessary part of constructing retaining walls. The retaining structure must have waterproofing designed in the engineering of the structure. This is especially critical when they are subject to groundwater (hydrostatic) pressure. Even when a block retaining wall is just exposed to climatic rainfall the retaining wall’s substructure will experience varying levels of hydrostatic pressure. What if there is a failure in waterproofing membrane? Then the hydrostatic pressure caused by this […]

Single Leaf Construction Waterproofing Concrete Masonry

Single Leaf Construction Waterproofing Concrete Masonry

Single Leaf Construction Waterproofing Concrete Masonry How to waterproof a building single leaf construction waterproofing concrete masonry. Building waterproofing, single leaf concrete masonry walls is efficient, economical, architecturally accepted. IMPERMEABLE WATERPROOF CONCRETE MASONRY: This is where the block manufacturer to produce exceptionally durable and water impermeable units by using waterproof admixture Water penetration can still occur when mortar lines are not completely intact. Cracks in, or otherwise faulty, besser blocks  which have gaps through which water can enter.     LONG-LIFE […]

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure in Basement Construction

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure in Basement Construction

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure in Basements “Are sump pumps the best way of relieving hydrostatic pressure on basement walls from groundwater ?” OnlineWaterproofingShop believes it’s best to apply a continuous coating/membrane to the waterside which withstands the pressure on its surface. What to do when you can no longer apply a coating to the water side. Then a cementitious coating like Drizoro Maxseal Foundation or Drizoro Maxseal Flex which withstands hydrostatic pressure is applied to the inside. This promotes the cementitious crystalline process which […]

Waterproofing Concrete is Essential

Waterproofing Concrete is Essential

Waterproofing Concrete is Essential There is a common misconception that concrete provides waterproofing capabilities. This supposition has led to moisture infiltration and structural damage with countless buildings. This misconception has contributed to extensive and extremely costly interior damage. Although concrete in a perfect state will prevent moisture intrusion, there are several potential imperfections to concrete that limit its ability to prevent moisture intrusion throughout its service life. These imperfections can be present at the initial stages of the pour and […]