Mechanical damage causes water leakage Most times, before the application of cementitious waterproofing, polyurethane waterproofing or bitumen waterproofing careful considerations may not be given to the equipment that would be installed such as AC, Chillers, DSTV etc. And so they end up drilling holes, damaging/breaking through these membranes to install these equipment thereby causing leakages.
Basement waterproofing can be a messy and frustrating affair. This article attempts to look at the approach specifiers and consultants adopts to reduce the risk of basement leakages. The traditional approach to basement waterproofing involves both the use of polystyrene membrane bitumen membrane or cementitious membrane systems to prevent leakages. However because water is a