Waterproofing

Waterproofing

Practical exercise No 2: Working with a sample table

Complete the table below

 

How does water influence the elements of the building? In the table below, you can see how water affects the structure. Point out which of the elements can be incluenced:

  • use “x”  if an element can be influenced
  • use “–”  if an element cannot be influenced

 

 

Soil moisture Water under no pressure Water under pressure (outside) Water under pressure (inside)
Flat roofs
Foundations
Balconies
Wet areas
Water tanks/swimming pools*
Sloped roofs
* Bear in mind that all the effects of water can occur in water tanks and pools dug into the ground.