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Subsequent sealing of basements with a waterproof TRC construction

Title: Subsequent sealing of basements with a waterproof TRC construction
Author(s): M. Hinzen, T. Brockmann, W. Brameshuber
Paper category : conference
Book title: ICTRC'2006 - 1st International RILEM Conference on Textile Reinforced Concrete
Editor(s): J. Hegger, W. Brameshuber and N. Will
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-97-7
e-ISBN: 2351580087
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2006
Pages: 379 - 388
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 17
Language: English

Abstract: In many regions of Germany the rising level of ground water leads to the situation of pressing groundwater forces on residential buildings. As these buildings originally were not designed for this load case they have to be retrofitted (approximately 50.000 units estimated). Many of the possible techniques offered on the market only consider the technical aspects of sealing whereas the static problems resulting from the rising water pressure are often ignored. For this reason, a new construction method, which makes use of textile reinforced concrete (TRC), is being developed for the subsequent sealing of the basements of common residential buildings, which in general consist of a concrete floor base and masonry walls. The use of thin-structured textile reinforced concrete sealings with a thickness of about 10 to 40 mm only allows for a minimal reduction of usable living space. At the same time this innovative building material offers the possibility to meet the requirements regarding the sealing function and static demands as well as economical aspects. For a realisation of the proposed textile reinforced concrete sealing construction different material combinations of textile reinforcement (e.g. AR-glass, carbon) and fine grained concrete (maximum grain size of about 0.6 - 2 mm) are being investigated regarding strength and load carrying capacity. Furthermore detail solutions like anchoring of the textile reinforced concrete sealing to the masonry building wall as well as the construction method are considered.

Online publication: 2006-06-02
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2351580087.037

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