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What does a waterproof concrete structure achieve?

Building underground is always a big challenge to both designers and construction contractors. For this purpose, key influential parameters must be determined at the very beginning to ensure that no deficiencies or use restrictions are found during the use phase of the structure.

The design task, however, does not start from the question of “What does a waterproof concrete structure achieve?”. Rather, it is associated with the more appropriate question of “What should a waterproof concrete structure achieve?”. Prior to any design work, it should...

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Issue 2018-04 IZB

Concrete seminars on waterproof basements

The code of practice on „Waterproof Concrete Structures“ of the German Committee for Reinforced Concrete (DAfStb) from 2003 was revised last year. The current version is available now, with...

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Issue 2018-09 DBV

Heft 43 on “Concrete Structures Impermeable To Water”now

Concrete structures impermeable to water are highly complex constructions for a wide spectrum of applications ranging from “simple” cellars all the way to “high-tech” basements. They are...

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Issue 2013-01 H-BAU Technik GmbH

Technically tested sealing system

Structural joints and wall penetrations are the weak points for pressurized water that many are afraid of when it comes to water-impermeable structural components and waterproof concrete basements....

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Issue 2018-02 Design principles at the core of the document – what to comply with?

The DAfStb Guideline on Waterproof Concrete Basements

The relevant subcommittee of the German Committee for Structural Concrete has drafted an update on the Guideline on Waterproof Concrete Basements [2] fourteen years after publication of its original,...

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Issue 2021-02

Fully bonded waterproofing systems – Options and limitations

Fully bonded waterproofing systems are mainly used for sealing basements and other underground concrete structures designed for high-grade use against groundwater ingress. This technology was used for...

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