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Basement Construction Guide

Basement Construction Guide

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Published by Gan Chin Phang

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Published by: Gan Chin Phang on Aug 09, 2012
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B a s e m e n twaterproofing
This publication is one of a series related to basements for housing. It has been produced under the direction of theBasement Development Group, which was initiated and is co-sponsored by the British Cement Association.
The British Cement Association (BCA) is grateful to the British Structural Waterproofing Association (BSWA) for co-sponsoring this publication. It is also grateful for the assistance and comments provide by members of the BasementDevelopment Group and to the considerable work of its Waterproofing Task Group in drafting and progressing thispublication. Thanks are also extended to all others who provided input to and comments on the preparatory drafts.
Basement Development GroupWaterproofing Task Group
B Aspin (Chairman), House Builders FederationA K Tovey (Secretary), TecnicomF Atkins, National Housebuilding CouncilD Burke, Zurich MunicipalM Clarke, British Cement AssociationP Hart, Institute of Building ControlD James, Bovis Homes South WestA Jones, Stewart Milne Group LimitedB Keyworth, ArchitectR S Reynolds, Institute of Clerks of WorksG R Sharpe, Association of Building EngineersP Trotman, Building Research EstablishmentA K Tovey (Chairman), TecnicomS Brown, Sika LimitedV Connolly, Renlon LimitedM Falla, Booth Engineering Services LimitedZ Ginai, Marley Waterproofing LimitedP Hewitt, Vandex UK LimitedT Holloway, Renlon LimitedM Lenaghan, Servicised LimitedI J Moffat, Fosroc Expandilte LimitedJ A M Padley-Smith, Mastic Asphalt Council andEmployers Federation LtdA J Parker, SCL Group LimitedM Radford, RIW Limited
Supporting Trade Groups
Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Products AssociationBritish Structural Waterproofing AssociationConcrete Block AssociationMortar Producers AssociationReady-mixed Concrete BureauMany construction activities are potentially dangerous, so care is needed at all times. Current legislation requires allpersons to consider the effects of their actions or lack of action on the health and safety of themselves and others. Adviceon safety legislation may be obtained from any of the area offices of the Health and Safety Executive.48.059First published 1994ISBN 0 7210 1476 3Price group D© British Cement Association 1994Published by
British Cement Association
Century House, Telford AvenueCrowthorne, Berks RG11 6YSTelephone (0344) 762676Fax (0344) 761214From April 1995 the code will be (01344)
All advice or information from the British Cement Association is intended for those who will evaluate the significance and limitations of its contents and take responsibility for its use andapplication. No liability (including that for negligence) for any loss resulting from such advice or information is accepted. Readers should note that all BCA publications are subject to revisionfrom time to time and should therefore ensure that they are in possession of the latest version.
Production: Words & Pages
Principles of design and installation
GeneralContract detailsSite informationConstruction categoryFurther considerationsBasement and site drainage
Application of waterproofing systems -DO
and DON’Ts
General to all systemsCategory 1: Bonded sheet membranesCategory 2: Cavity drain membranesCategory 3: Bentonite clay active membranesCategory 4: Liquid-applied membranesCategory 5: Mastic asphalt membranesCategory 6: Cementitious crystallization activesystemsCategory 7: Proprietary cementitious multi-coatrenders, toppings and coatingsGeocomposite drainage systems

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