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Improving standards in the structural waterproofing industry Improving Standards
The British Structural Waterproofing Association seeks to improve standards within the structural waterproofing industry, for example by means of
Promotion of qualifications and training for members involved in specifying and applying waterproofing systems
Publications such as Waterproofing Existing Basements and the Basement Waterproofing Design and Site Guides
Promoting standards through the trade press and construction authorities
Helping customers to find the most appropriate member for their requirements
Thorough vetting of applicants to ensure provision of the necessary expertise in this specialist field.
Always look for the BSWA logo Membership Categories
The first three categories of membership may use the BSWA logo on their letterheads, literature, advertising, vans and websites.
Manufacturer/Distributor
Contractor
Consultant
Probationary Contractor.

   

Contractors who have been trading for less than three years may apply for probationary membership.

Only full members listed on this website may use the logo - please check here before engaging the services of a company claiming to be a member. Membership certificates are available.

   

Waterproofing guides available including Waterproofing Existing Basements

Publications

Our latest publication, Waterproofing Existing Basements, complements the Basement Waterproofing Design Guide and the Basement Waterproofing Site Guide already available.   

Find a Contractor
Access the most up to date list of full Contractor members with their location and contact details.
   
Free download of technical literature on waterproofing topics Technical Library

A range of technical documents are available here for free download, covering a variety of topics from basement waterproofing to sewage systems. 

Consultant members Find a Consultant
Consultant members are listed with their locations and telephone numbers.
   
Waterproofing case studies, examples and histories Case Studies

Access a variety of case studies provided by members.

Manufacturer and distributor members Find a Manufacturer or Distributor
Easy access to manufacturer and distributor members via click throughs to their own websites with telephone numbers and Head Office locations. 
   
CPD seminar on Waterproofing Existing Basements CPD Seminars
Contact the office for details of our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar on Waterproofing Existing Basements.
Peace of mind with waterproofing guarantees Insurance Backed Guarantees
Contractors will normally provide a guarantee for their structural waterproofing work to cover a period of ten years.  In addition, our members are able to supply insurance backing for their guarantees.
   
Technical and practical training on waterproofing topics Training

Members have access to training and assessment to ensure their staff attain a level of competence in design and application consistent with relevant codes and good practice, thus ensuring the high standard of workmanship required.

Applications for Membership
The BSWA welcomes applications from structural waterproofing contractors, consultants and manufacturer/distributors. Download an application form here.

The NVQ in Structural Waterproofing Level 2 (for operatives) is also available. Candidates can choose any one or more of the following four Structural Waterproofing options:

Sheet Membranes
Liquid Membranes
Renders and Cementitious coatings
Drained Cavity.
 
 
Job Vacancies
Check here for details of current vacancies.
Basement waterproofing, tanking, cavity drain and other waterproofing explained What is Structural Waterproofing?

Structural waterproofing techniques can be used to resolve a range of problems from waterproofing damp basements, underground vaults, cellars and tunnels to protecting car park decks, water treatment plants and swimming pools. 

 

The terms cementitious tanking, cavity drainage, basement waterproofing, sprayed membranes, bonded sheet membranes, sprayed concrete, gunite, concrete waterproofing, leak sealing by pressure grouting, resin sealants, damp-proofing, concrete repair, concrete protection, timber treatment, rising damp and structural drainage may all be used in a waterproofing context. Find out more here.

Liaison

The Association provides the opportunity for liaison between manufacturers, distributors, specifiers and installers.

Members can be alerted by email or fax to breaking news, and any member needing assistance can contact the whole membership via the Association. In addition, information an all new applicants is circulated to the existing membership and they are given an opportunity to comment.

Customers making enquiries to the Association are given details of members in their area and those requiring specialist expertise can be directed to the appropriate member.

   
BS 8102

BS8102 is the Code of Practice for Protection of Below Ground Structures Against Water from the Ground.

News

Access press releases on new waterproofing products and other news from manufacturers.

   
Further Information

The British Structural Waterproofing Association was established in 1992.

 

   
   
   
   
   
Information and pictures on this site have been submitted by members and the British Structural Waterproofing Association accepts no responsibility for them.
 

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