January 20, 2015
What is it? Electro-osmotic pulse (EOP) is a method that is being used more frequently for both new construction and repair work when waterproofing concrete. But what is it exactly? EOP is used for waterproofing in a very similar way cathodic protection is used for corrosion prevention in structural steel reinforcement. An EOP protection system has an anode and cathode and a flow of electricity between them create an electric field within the concrete. The anode is of mixed metal oxide titanium and attached to the concrete. A coppercoated steel rod cathode is driven into the soil backfill...
October 16, 2014
Outside of selecting and installing a reputable product, three interdependent lines of defense against water should be implemented: Careful site planning and landscaping to limit or control the sources of water Techniques for backfilling and draining for reducing the amount of unavoidable moisture A protective barrier system or membrane to eliminate the passage of water
September 9, 2014
Brent discusses the different construction methods used for waterproofing with a case study pertaining to a top-down construction method.
August 29, 2014
The usual suspects for leaks in concrete are at the joints, the structural connections, or the shrinkage cracks.