Groundwater sources and flow on a site impact waterproofing of below-grade structures

December 30, 2013
Publication: Fundamentals of Hydrogeology

Each yearuncontrolled water bypasses waterproofing systems, impacts interior occupancies, and damages interior finishes and contents of below-grade structures. A design professional can combat this problem by identifying all sources of water onsite during construction and during the anticipated life of the structure and by designing waterproofing for all potential wetted regions of the below-grade structure. Understanding the hydrogeology at the project site helps the designer meet both criteria.