Water-resistant concrete structures - sometimes referred to as 'integrally waterproof structures' - have gained increasing importance in recent years. The detailing and waterproofing of joints, which demand particular care on the part of both designers and contractors, have frequently proved to be the Achilles heel of these constructions. The author gives a comprehensive overview of the various sealing systems, from flexible and metal waterstops to flanged constructions, explains how they function and their fields of application, identifies their strengths and weaknesses and describes practical processing and handling. In addition to numerous tips on the right choice, on design, detailing and installation, the author also shows typical errors and their causes and offers suggestions on how to avoid them. The book is thus a comprehensive compendium covering all phases in the design and installation of joint seals in waterproof buildings.
Publisher: Fraunhofer IRB Verlag