Structural Waterproofing

Structural Waterproofing is the general term for waterproofing any structure, however on our website we use it when referring to structures such as service tunnels, lift pits, podium decks, or concrete balconies for example (usually for commercial clients). If you are specifically looking at waterproofing an existing or new-build basement look at our Basement Waterproofing page.

RTC have extensive experience in the treatment of concrete and masonry structures against both water ingress, and to create water retaining structures such as swimming pools and storage tanks. Sometimes waterproofing is combined with corrosion protection of steel reinforcement and more information on this type of application can be found on our Concrete Repairs page.

We have access to a vast range of specialist waterproofing and repair products from some of the worlds leading manufacturers such as Vandex and Köster and have received product specific training in the UK and Switzerland.

Below is an example of an interesting project. A large 5m x 6m x 5m deep concrete ‘bunker’ was built into the hillside which needed specialist multi-layer waterproofing (and a green roof for camouflage). It was home to a rather large generator which powered the under-drive heating!!

As with all types of specialist waterproofing, correct diagnosis of the problem and designing the right  specification for treatment is essential for an effective solution. Both partners are qualified Structural Waterproofing Surveyors (CSSW) and we have experience of a wide range of unique and sometimes challenging projects.

Previous clients have ranged from Müller Wiseman Dairies where we treated a 2 million litre effluent treatment tank to a new ‘state of the art’ RSPCA Animal Centre where we ensured the new canine wash facilities kept the water in, while man’s best friend was treated to a good scrub.

It is usually preferable to discuss waterproofing before a structure is constructed, so if you are planning a project we would be happy to advise on waterproofing considerations as part of the overall design. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.


For any queries on structural waterproofing or to book a survey please contact us

Our staff will work closely with you from survey stage, right through to the successful completion of the contract.