Watertight concrete

Following on from the PCA’s very first webinar onAvoiding Failures in Podium Deck Waterproofing, Ben Hickman is back with his next CPD webinar on ‘Watertight Concrete’ focusing on issues such as what class of watertightness do we need for basement concrete while learning more about crack widths, waterproofing additives and repair.

Click on the video below and watch PCA Board Member Ben Hickman as he discusses ‘as a basement waterproofing designer are you correctly specifying Type B watertight concrete?’ and ‘what can you do to protect your reputation and waterproof design?’


What you will learn from the webinar

  • Gain an understanding on how to specify watertight concrete
  • Understand what class of watertightness you need you need for basement waterproofing
  • Learn more about crack widths and waterproofing additives
  • Discuss repair works
  • Explore a number of case studies

Benefits – Why YOU should watch the webinar

  • Understand how to specify watertight concrete correctly
  • What can you do to protect your reputation and waterproofing design?
  • Straightforward online learning while sitting at your desk

About the presenter – Ben Hickman

Ben Hickman of CSSW.LONDON is a current PCA Board Member and leading waterproofing design specialist with degrees in Materials Science and a research Masters from the University of Cambridge.

Ben recently published a paper in the ICE Construction Materials Journal dealing with waterproofing additives and he is currently part of the committee reviewing BS 8102. Having acted as an expert witness on numerous failed waterproof concrete basement projects, Ben is able to share some helpful content on how to avoid failures and protect your interests. He is an excellent communicator and has spoken at the PCA International Structural Waterproofing conference in recent years.

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