BS 8102:2009 – Protection of Below Ground Structures Against Water from the Ground

The BS 8102:2009 standard deals with ground water assessment, drainage and associated risk assessments and buildings partly, and fully, below ground as well as both deep and shallow basements. ‘Shallow structures’ are described as being only one storey below ground, and ‘deep structures’ describe basements more than one storey below ground level.

This covers:

  • Waterproofing barrier materials applied to the structure
  • Structurally integral watertight construction
  • Drained cavity construction

This standard can be accessed here. The Property Care Association have also prepared guidance notes for this standard which can be found here.


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