Waterproofing & Insurance: Design with Confidence

Do you know how to create a waterproofing design that follows the recommended ‘best practice‘ and gives warranty providers assurance and confidence in you? Do we really understand what warranty providers require when it comes to waterproofing? And do we know what is required of those who are designing the waterproofing elements within a project?

Click on the video below and watch PCA Trainer Michael Earle as he guides us through these requirements, the relevant standards and the importance of insurance.


What you will learn from the webinar

  • How do we define ‘good’ waterproofing design?
  • Learn more about Warranty Providers and Waterproofing
  • Understand the requirements of Warranty Providers where waterproofing is needed, namely: NHBC Chapter 5.4 & LABC & Premier’s Chapter 6.1
  • Insurance Backed Guarantees
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance

Benefits – Why YOU should watch the webinar

  • Understand what the Warranty Providers require
  • Which materials are allowed and in which situations
  • Learn what is required of those designing the waterproofing element of a structure/scheme
  • Straightforward online learning while sitting at your desk

About the presenter – Steve Hodgson

Michael qualified as a Certificated Surveyor of Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) in 2007. Between 2003 and 2014 he worked as the Technical Manager and ultimately a Director for Safeguard Europe Ltd. Michael was responsible for the production of Technical Literature and Specifications and also in supporting contractors whilst onsite. During this period he offered advice to different parties on building, damp-proofing and waterproofing elements.

During his time at Safeguard Europe, Michael was trained on a one-to-one basis by Phil Hewitt, respectfully the top waterproofing consultant of his time, who approached Michael to continue his practice pending his retirement.

Michael is currently a full-time independent consultant, offering expert advice to different parties on building, damp-proofing and waterproofing aspects; acting on behalf of clients in legal disputes, site investigations, waterproofing design and, in the preparation of technical literature. He carries out a range of training, including training courses for the PCA for those pursuing the CSSW qualification. Michael is a member of the PCA Structural Waterproofing Steering Group responsible for the revision and production of documents and literature available to trade body members.

Additional information about waterproofing

For those looking to find out more about waterproofing, there are plenty of professional guidance and ‘best practice‘ documents via our structural waterproofing document library.  Simply click on the button below to visit the library.

In addition, you can also visit our professional waterproofing section of our website for more information.

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Want to learn more? Looking for a skills top-up?

Training and ongoing professional development is a key remit of the Property Care Association to drive forward best practice in the specialised structural waterproofing industry. As a trade association, we provide opportunities for those in the sector to enhance and expand their knowledge and also offer support to a wider audience. To find out more, why not click on the video below or visit our training and qualification section.

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Find a PCA Waterproofing Specialist

The PCA understands that having confidence in your structural waterproofing contractor is absolutely essential. That is why we have created a database of registered members who are industry leading and qualified structural waterproofing specialists. Get in touch with a qualified specialist near you using our search box below.

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Other related Information

As the Trade Association for the industry, the Property Care Association offers a variety of webinars, tools and training courses to help you with your professional development. Take a look at some of the options below.

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