Waterproofing at Kenyon Forge Development
in Birmingham by
constructed development, of 86 high grade apartments and 11 retail units /
workshops, was nearing completion but suffered from significant ground
water ingress issues. The principal form of underground waterproofing
installed during the construction phase had failed and a professionally
designed remedial waterproofing solution was required if the units were to
be successfully marketed.
The development is in Birmingham's Jewellery
quarter which dates back to 1553. The area has been renowned for the
design and manufacture of fine jewellery and silverware since the 18th
protection (Type C) waterproofing system was installed. This included
approximately 500 linear metres of perimeter drainage channel, over 1000
square metres of cavity drain membrane on the walls and floors, 10 sump
chambers, 20 automatic sump pumps and 10 automatic high water alarms.
On completion and
testing of the waterproofing system the technicians installed a floating
floor. The units were handed over ready for fit out, with all work being
completed on time and within budget. A long term guarantee applied to the
work and the design was covered by professional indemnity insurance. For
complete peace of mind, pump maintenance and support was also provided.
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