Volume 3, Issue 2 (February 2006)

    Standards Development for Impermeable, Constructible, and Durable Waterproofing

    (Received 23 May 2005; accepted 29 August 2005)

    Published Online: 2006

    CODEN: JAIOAD

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    Abstract

    Building owners' expectations for waterproofing systems are simple. Waterproofing must prevent the passage of water (impermeability), must be capable of successful installation under typical construction conditions (constructability), and must continue to provide waterproofing for the life of the structure (durability). The realization of these expectations is thwarted, in part, by a lack of consensus on how these features are defined, tested, and compared to performance-based criteria. This investigation includes waterproofing materials commonly used on plazas and below-grade walls. The authors discuss important properties of waterproofing and review the requirements of standards for waterproofing systems. The results of testing bentonite and cold liquid-applied waterproofing are reported. In conclusion, the authors suggest improvements in standards.


    Author Information:

    Strong, JC
    Consultant, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Emeryville, CA

    Kovach, JR
    Associate III, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Emeryville, CA

    Eng, VS
    Associate III, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Emeryville, CA


    Stock #: JAI13117

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI13117

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    Title Standards Development for Impermeable, Constructible, and Durable Waterproofing
    Symposium Durability of Building & Construction Sealants, Second Symposium, 2005-06-16
    Committee C24