Waterproofing structures that are below ground is a highly specialised operation and must involve contractors and designers who have the requisite levels of skill, understanding and experience. Failures resulting from inadequate specifications or poor workmanship can be very costly. PCA members who specialise in structural waterproofing are able to work with the client to design a suitable waterproofing solution which conforms to BS 8102.
Many members of the Property Care Association specialise in the provision of highly specialised waterproofing systems that must be properly designs and installed when creating dry basements in new buildings or upgrading existing spaces that are below ground.
The PCA have also created the Register of Waterproofing Design Specialist – a central register of qualified members who have been assessed and are deemed competent to work as part of a project design team when for those planning the construction of underground structures.