WATERPROOFING IS ABOUT THE PROCESS
There are tons of products - but only
one set of conditions,
one application crew,
and - in most cases - only one chance of getting it right!
That's why you should specify the Process,
and let "Product decision"
be one of the topics
- instead of it being the only topic
GET A FREE WATERPROOFING SPEC
The waterproofing process is dynamic and contains a lot of bits and bites affecting the result
- Deliver a better product - simply by being qualified
- Stop wasting time - being insecure
- Stop the UNDERkill - because it ruins sustainability
- Stop the OVERkill - because it's a waste of your clients money
By using a methodology and a toolset based on practical experience and 100% focused on the interest of the structure, you deliver what the customer naturally expects: highly qualified service.
Not really being in charge leads many to pass on the control to the product supplier - but that doesn't do the trick - the time you spend will just come at a later stage.
And when waterproofing fails, you need to attend meetings and investigations, simply because you need to stay clear of an expensive responsibility.
In some cases, you risk losing the client because of something as simple as failed structural waterproofing - and THAT is really a waste of time.
It should be obvious that no chain is stronger than the weakest link.
But when it comes to waterproofing most people believe that everything is ok when a product has been chosen.
Most people are wrong.
The reality is that there are not many reasons for failed waterproofing - the problem is though that the same mistakes are repeated over and over around the world - leade to a lot of problems, stress, and wasted money.
An important role of the specification is to prevent UNDERkill.
A huge portion of the waterproofing being applied on buildings is actually a waste of money.
There are many reasons for this, but for instance, membranes under basement slabs are a solution that arguably works best in theory - but still, people think the solution works.
Another example is a waterproofing product being sold at a large scale, which easily can be proven as "not-working" - but still people believe that it does work.
The reason this can happen stems from two factors:
1. there was no problem in the first place
2. the structure does the waterproofing by itself
A good specification should always aim at eliminating most of the OVERkill.
QUALIFIED DEFENSE OF THE BUILDINGS INTERESTS
"30+ years in Structural Waterproofing has taught me that structural waterproofing projects fail far too often which is both very expensive, time-consuming, and stressful - and even after the repair job you most times are left with lower quality than expected.
But I have also learned that almost all waterproofing mistakes could easily have been avoided had the right independent and experienced knowledge been available at the right time in the process.
... and exactly THAT is the idea behind the ScandiProof.com platform - so I hope you'll join this fight for improved quality."
becomes a BENEFIT in Toronto tomorrow
they are just being repeated a lot