Solving Interior Water Leakage Problems Below-Grade
In the design of concrete structures, where concrete slabs and walls are used as the environmental barrier, water leakage is a concern.
To help control leakage into a concrete element, it is important to understand the best water control solution is generally to provide a new, exterior membrane to a structure. However, initial cost, accessibility, public nuisance, or other circumstances, may dictate that such a solution is prohibitive. In such cases, other methods of water control must be explored.
In an article for Structure Magazine, Brent Anderson, P.E. explores five classic approaches to addressing water leakage.