A Case Study of waterproofing Strategies for a Typical Mat and Deep Foundation System

March 30, 2013
Publication: Proceedings from the 28th RCI International Convention and Trade Show, March 2013

Abstract: Current construction methods such as piles, micropiles, and tiebacks permit the building of foundations that were previously impossible or impractical. Coordination of a fully integrated below-grade waterproofing design is required to ensure successful building performance of buildings employing these structural foundation systems. As the percentage of new construction at sites with less than ideal soil increases, waterproofing detailing should be considered during the schematic phase of a project and continue throughout construction. The presenter will discuss waterproofing considerations for typical structural foundation systems through reference to case studies where the waterproofing was considered independent of the foundation.