When it comes to concrete waterproofing, installing waterstops correctly is essential. The horizontal and vertical joints between pours are some of the most vulnerable areas of any structure. If you don’t have a waterstop system installed, or your system is incorrectly installed, you are at risk of leakage and water damage to your property. Because of hydrostatic pressure, water can infiltrate through the joints of concrete structures including:
- Basement walls and slabs
- Subways, pedestrian and vehicle tunnels
- Water treatment facilities
- Canals, dams and locks
There are three general concrete joint types:
Construction Joints – Used between adjacent concrete placements in construction projects.
Expansion Joints – Installed with the aim of separating adjacent concrete pours and protecting them from the stresses caused by compression through seismic ev