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Chris Ross
Chris Ross
on Exterior Waterproofing
Product Specialist

Chris has spent the last 20+ years as an architectural draughtsperson and brings a new skill base to Allco's sales and QA team, providing technical support across all Allco products. 

21 September 2020

Controlling Water When Tanking for Hydrostatic Conditions

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Common problems with tanking basements that will have no drainage (hydrostatic) once the building is complete can be mitigated by implementing well-planned dewatering techniques during construction. 

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26 August 2019

Using Waterproofing Membranes as Ground Vapour Barriers

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We are often asked whether waterproofing membranes function as vapour barriers. The answer to this question is not as straightforward as with other waterproofing membranes. 

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23 May 2019

Below-Ground Structural Design for Tanking

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Continuing from my previous blog and the question of design, I look at considerations for ensuring an effective waterproofing solution. 

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21 February 2019

Below-Ground-Waterproofing: Getting it Right the First Time

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Combined meetings with architects, engineers, geo-technicians, contractors, and in the case of waterproofing — a good technical advisor, provide the knowledge to prevent excessive design alterations after construction has commenced.

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18 October 2018

Bentonite Waterproofing and Wet/Dry Cycling

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There is no aspect of bentonite waterproofing that is as misunderstood as how it responds to wet/dry cycling.

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28 September 2018

Property Line Wall Substrate Preparation

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Below-grade shoring wall construction often proves to be difficult to obtain and maintain along the project site perimeter. 

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23 August 2018

Testing Water Before Installing Membrane Systems

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A detailed discussion of the water/soil compatibility test and its importance in the design of any below-grade waterproofing system.

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19 July 2018

Backfilling Bentonite Membranes

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This month I look at the provision of containment pressure to maintain the effectiveness of bentonite tanking membranes under both static and seismic conditions. 

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21 June 2018

Time to Talk Tanking in the Wet

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Mitigating the risk of over-hydration is key to the success of a bentonite membrane — especially in wet conditions. 

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