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Blindside waterproofing systems are among the most difficult to design and install. These waterproofing and drainage systems are placed before the structural walls are poured, which means they must be installed over a soil retention system rather than concrete or masonry. That retention system—whether it be lagging beams, sheet pilings, shotcrete, or compacted native soils—is typically rough, uneven, and subsequently requires extensive detailing.

The first step in determining the proper air/vapor barrier is establishing the planned use of the building and considering the climate zone. Knowing the temperatures and general climate conditions the building will be exposed to is key in deciding what products to use. It is also imperative to regard the barrier as part of the entire wall assembly; the barrier material and all system components and accessories should be tested. The air/vapor barrier must also be continuous around the entire structure – including window wells and corners, roof joints, and flat areas of the building. Today, more clients seek out a permeable air and vapor barrier to be made from recycled products, in keeping with current concerns regarding sustainability.

Below-grade waterproofing is an essential component of the entire building envelope. At times, these systems must be extremely complex, for example, at less stable sites employing deep foundations with intense hydrostatic pressure. And water is not the only threat to a structure: Methane gas or contaminated groundwater/vapor may be present on or near the site, a more common scenario due to the fact that more new construction is taking place on ground formerly used for industrial purposes.

Zero lot line (ZLL) below-grade construction allows building teams to maximize square footage by building directly up – or extremely close – to the property line. This method is often used in urban environments where space is at a premium. Many waterproofing consultants make the decision to use waterproofing systems comprised of redundant layers of materials to resist soil and water ingress or to block potential contaminants, thereby increasing the chances of success for the life of the zero lot line building envelope. Redundant systems can be tailored to specific site needs, which can potentially change as the construction process unfolds.

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One of the most complex components of building design is the waterproofing system - especially the below-grade protective applications in that system. These are often required to be multipurpose and must be strategically applied to the foundation in order to mitigate conditions.

Property on Earthquake Fault Line Utilizes E.Series Products as Below-Grade Solution

WICHITA, KS… EPRO Services, Inc. (EPRO), an innovator of composite waterproofing, methane mitigation, and vapor intrusion systems, provided blindside waterproofing and building envelope protection for 1840 N. Highland Ave.

Explore the Capabilities and Innovations of Composite Waterproofing Systems

WICHITA, KS… EPRO Services, Inc. (EPRO), a leader in composite waterproofing, methane mitigation, and vapor intrusion systems, introduces a new AIA/CES continuing education course addressing the problems created by groundwater and contaminant infiltration into buildings.

EPRO is excited to announce and welcome Adam Richards, P.E. to the team as Technical Sales Manager. Adam will be responsible for developing new markets, identifying strategic partnerships and properly aligning EPRO’s composite waterproofing and vapor mitigation solutions to meet customer needs.

EPRO Services, introduces E.Series tiered line of composite systems to meet any performance need or project condition.

E.Series is comprised of three waterproofing systems for shoring, walls, decks, and underslabs:

Existing Products and Systems Re-Branded to Make Specification Easier
WICHITA, KS… EPRO Services, Inc. (EPRO), an innovator of composite waterproofing, methane mitigation, and vapor intrusion systems, introduces E.Series – a tiered line of composite systems that leverage a variety of membrane materials to meet any performance need or project condition

No single material should ever be relied upon to effectively waterproof a building or protect it from ground contamination. Rely on EPRO to ensure that your building remains dry and safe.

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