2021 – Effective Waterproofing & Detailing Air Barriers

Effective Waterproofing & Detailing Air Barriers

Presented By W.R. Meadows –  1 AIA LU/HSW

WHEN: Thursday December 16 12:00pm – 1:00 pm
WHERE : Virtual

Cost: FREE

This course will explain some of the issues relating to concrete deterioration as a result of water penetration. The course also describes the different methods of damp-proofing, waterproofing, and vapor-proofing and differentiate between positive- and negative-side waterproofing. The course also identifies the various types of waterproofing systems and differentiates between them.
Learning Objectives:
1. Explain the difference between porosity and permeability and describe the mechanics by which liquid water and water vapor are transported through concrete structures and how this contributes to concrete deterioration
2.Differentiate between damp-proofing, waterproofing and vapor-proofing.
3.Differentiate between positive and negative side waterproofing and list the common characteristics of these waterproofing methods.
4. Identify the various types of waterproofing systems and differentiate between them.
It is important to understand that there are a large number of waterproofing systems on the market today and there is not one membrane, or system, that is applicable for every project and application. One must consider the characteristics and applications of each system and select the appropriate system based on the requirements of the project.