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Basements and Waterproofing

Best practice methods for waterproofing basements

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Wed 8 May 2019
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
RICS Lecture Hall, Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3AD
1 hour formal CPD

Free with CPD Foundation subscription

Available to non subscribers from
£35 + VAT


Structural waterproofing is the term that describes methods used to prevent groundwater entering building structures that are below ground. Waterproofing is required when a new underground structure is created or an existing basement is refurbished to provide a usable or habitable space.

Waterproofing and drainage are important where groundwater is likely to build up in the soil and cause hydrostatic pressure (ground water under pressure) to be exerted on the walls and floors of the basement structure. Surveyors must be aware of all types of structural waterproofing systems, British Standard BS8102: 2009, and the design, planning and installation stages of any structural waterproofing projects below ground.

This seminar covers:
  • Understanding structural waterproofing
  • Waterproofing designer
  • Structural waterproofing systems
  • Methods of waterproofing and water management
  • Other relevant guidance

The published time is when registration opens. The seminar will begin 30 minutes later.


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  • RICS professionals £35 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £47.25 + VAT
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