The Best Design Philosophy for continuity of waterproofing systems with Delta

  • 30 Sep 2020

A Waterproofing Designer’s philosophy defines what they wish to accomplish in the design of their waterproofing system and which principles they will use to do so, as Delta explain here.

Identifying a robust and suitable design philosophy is an important aspect when designing a continuous system, as this will not only directly impact in how users install the system but also in future maintenance, which will directly impact on the property owner.

Successful waterproofing installations will offer a life cycle to equal and beyond current expectations. 

Effective communication is crucial to the successful completion of any construction project, with waterproofing systems often being a vital component. Bad communication can result in misunderstandings, systems not being installed effectively and, ultimately, failed systems.

A waterproofing designer’s focus should be on a life-cycle oriented design, addressing life-cycle concepts and methods, deterioration and damage evaluation, life-cycle performance indicators, inspection and maintenance procedures all implemented to work in harmony.

BS8102:2009 Code of Practice for the protection of below ground structures against water from the ground provides guidance on the methods, which should be adopted to deal with and prevent the entry of water from the ground into a structure that is below ground level.


It is widely referred to and used in below ground waterproofing with reference to:

 – Adoption of a design team
 – Water table classification
 – Defects and remedial measures

Delta’s Design and Build Philosophy is quality driven, working with architects and trades alike, putting at the forefront construction considerations to ensure buildability, functionality and maintainability.

The result of this single approach is a consistent, complete and quality design that is hard to equal.

In a world of hasty construction that neglects attention to detail, we take pride in our passion to improve standards within the industry to develop solutions and successful installations which offer a life cycle to equal and beyond current expectations.

Contact Delta’s technical team (see its Buildingtalk supplier page below) or use the company’s contact form on its website.

Delta Membrane Systems,
Delta House,
Merlin Way,
North Weald,
CM16 6HR
United Kingdom

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