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INTRODUCTION

Building Envelope Waterproofing Systems effectively deal with rainwater and groundwater challenges facing the roof, podium, terrace and foundation of a building through the use of green roofs, podium/terrace planters and foundation drains.

These solutions typically consist of a combination of plastic composite drainage cores with adhered geotextile fabrics. The plastic composite “dimpled” drainage cores are available in various configurations and are constructed using polypropylene, polystyrene and polyethylene. The geotextile fabrics retain sand, soil, concrete, or grout allowing water to migrate into the free draining core.

SOLUTIONS

A green roof, or living roof, is a roof that is partially or completely covered with vegetation, planted over a waterproof membrane. They serve several purposes for buildings such as absorbing rainwater, reducing stormwater runoff, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife and...

Podium Planters and Terrace Planters capture water to minimize the amount of stormwater requiring management. Similar to green roofs, they store water which is taken up by plants and returned to the atmosphere by transpiration and evaporation. These podium/terrace solutions can also lead to...

A foundation drain is installed against the foundation of a building in order to collect excess groundwater with the purpose of draining it away from the building. Foundation drains remove the effect of water against the foundation...

DOUGLAS IRRIGATION CANAL

The owners of a newly built natural gas transfer station in Douglas, Wyoming required a triple-lined canal to contain flow from an existing irrigation canal in order to protect sensitive operations…

ECO₂ CALCULATOR

Get FREE access now! Using the Nilex ECO2 Calculator, you can calculate the economic savings and environmental benefits achieved by implementing our engineered geosynthetic materials – geogrids and geotextiles – in any road construction design versus conventional materials and methods.

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