Sway Features is the leading consultant and contractor for waterproofing systems in Southern California. During the construction process of structures with subterranean features, it is required to waterproof the walls to ensure that the accumulation of rain water does not intrude into the building. The design and installation of these systems are considered a specialized field for which certification and licensure is required.
Sway Features’ team consists of licensed professionals experienced in water proofing design and installations. The waterproofing system that Sway Features implements considers the implementation of a redundant design approach to ensure that there are as series of design features preventing failure..
Below Grade Waterproofing
Subterranean garages and basements require the application of a water proofing system on the walls. This can consist of the waterproofing installation on retaining walls or lagging systems for shotcrete to be post applied.
Uncommonly known, there are pockets of shallow groundwater within the Los Angels area, for which the historically highest ground water can reach as shallow as 10 feet below grade. If your subterranean projects falls within these pockets, it is likely that you Geotechnical Engineer will recommend the application of a waterproofing system.
A common architectural design feature includes the installation of planters around a structure. Waterproofing planters is required to prevent damage to the structure that could potentially result from frequent watering. The installation of waterproofing systems for planters is similar to the application of waterproofing below grade applications.
The proper installation of waterproofing systems on planters alleviate the concerns of water leaks. Failure of waterproofing systems can ultimately result in costly and counterproductive damage to your structure. Responsible developers and contractors acknowledge the importance of waterproofing systems and ensure their projects install the highest quality systems by experienced contractors.