Webinar: Below-Grade Waterproofing Strategies

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    Thursday, July 30 2020

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The Building Enclosure Council of Washington DC and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. present strategies for below-grade waterproofing. As waterproofing technology continues to evolve, various manufacturers have introduced innovative next generation waterproofing systems to motivate the industry to adopt higher standards of practice. This presentation will discuss appropriate selection of a waterproofing strategy including common site conditions, below-grade construction methods, and commercially available products, to illustrate how to start "from the bottom up" to build a reliable and durable waterproofing system. The presentation will walk through parameters for system selection, including performance expectations, site conditions to consider, and drainage strategies, waterproofing system selection, including method of application, types of waterproofing materials, and available products, and system warranties, including lengths and limitations.

Organized by: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Washington DC Building Enclosure Council

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Learn how site conditions and performance expectations affect the choice of a below-grade waterproofing strategy;

  • Understand the different application methods of below-grade waterproofing;

  • Learn about different below-grade waterproofing membrane types and how they function; and

  • Learn about new waterproofing membranes and systems that introduce redundancy in an effort to achieve greater performance.