Composite Systems for Waterproofing Foundations

EPRO field-installed composite systems — for foundation waterproofing and mitigating vapor intrusion — are engineered with redundant layers of protection, ensuring that your building remains dry and safe.

When choosing a composite system for waterproofing foundations and contaminant barriers, consider three main factors: redundancy, warranty and chemical resistance.

1. Redundancy

EPRO’s proven system design philosophy, Redundant Field-Installed Composite Design, is founded on the principle that no “silver bullet” waterproofing product exists for below-grade building foundations. Below-grade building foundations today are being built deeper and under more strenuous conditions than ever before, and when combined with structural shotcrete, protection of the below-grade building envelope becomes even more challenging.

EPRO has four guiding principles to solve the challenges of modern-day construction.

  • Minimize the number of seams. Seams are a potential weak point in any foundation waterproofing system.
  • Fully adhere the system to the substrate. Fully adhered systems prevent lateral migration of water and make repairs more effective when needed.
  • Use multiple types of waterproofing materials to create redundancy. Every product has advantages and limitations. By combining different materials, greater advantages can be realized and limitations drastically reduced.
  • Create value through efficient installation methods. Fewer seams mean faster installation times.

2. Warranty

EPRO E.Series systems come with an optional E.Assurance NDL (no-dollar-limit) warranty for the term of the warranty. EPRO will repair deficiencies to the EPRO system after installation, provided the terms and conditions of the E.Assurance program are met. We're fully committed to the effectiveness of our waterproofing systems and to providing industry-leading warranty service options to ensure complete satisfaction of our installed applications.

3. Chemical Resistance

Unique challenges to the building envelope are presented when buildings are constructed on sites with contaminated soil or groundwater. Methane gas, petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs) require building envelope systems to not only keep the building dry but also safe from the ingress of unwanted gas or chemical vapor.

Thanks to our long history of preventing methane gas and contaminant vapor intrusion, we have a deep understanding of how our products resist the chemicals of concern commonly found on brownfield sites. Through extensive product testing and project history, our understanding and experience help us guide the project team in making decisions that keep buildings dry and occupants safe.

Now that you've seen what E.Series can do, get our brochure here.

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