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Latest News: Delta launches new MemTech Ground Gas Protection Systems brochure

Delta launches new MemTech Ground Gas Protection Systems brochure

The MemTech gas protection range from Delta provides a comprehensive range of gas protection products and ancillaries to protect buildings from ground gases such as radon, methane, carbon dioxide and VOCs conforming to the requirements of BS 8485:2015, for both above and below ground applications.

Some below ground construction projects require protection from both water ingress and gas contamination. With innovations of new products, such as the MemTech range, it’s now possible to produce a waterproofing design which incorporates both a waterproof and gas proof protection system. Both BS8102:2009 and BS8485:20015 are intertwined. Basements and below ground structures which need to be watertight and gas proof are not any more complex to design but require further considerations at the design phase and throughout the project.

The object of structural waterproofing is to protect a structure for its lifetime from water ingress.

The object of ground gas protection is to prevent a build-up of gasses against a structure.

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Innovations within the waterproofing sector have seen the introduction of Ground Gas Protection Systems, which can offer both gas protection and waterproof solution.

A Waterproofing Design Specialist will be able to interpret the requirements of BS8102:2009 and BS8485:2015 to produce a waterproofing design which incorporates both a waterproof and gas proof protection system.

Gasses that can be present in the ground include: Hydrocarbons, Methane, Carbon dioxide, Radon and Volatile Organic Compounds.

If a site has been identified with a gas or hydrocarbon contamination it will have been given a Characteristic Situation Score. The Characteristic Situation Score is defined according to how severe the gas flow from the ground is. All sites which have been characterised with a gas situation score will require a gas protection system and where identified, a waterproof protection barrier.

Delta Membrane Systems offers CSSW training and examinations at its fully functional training facilities in Epping, Essex, hosted by the PCA. All of Delta’s Technical Team are CSSW qualified surveyors and registered to the “Waterproofing Design Register”. They would be delighted to help with your waterproofing designs/ground gas protection projects.

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Delta Membrane Systems
Tel: 01992 523 523
Email: info@deltamembranes.com
Web: http://www.deltamembranes.com

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