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Waterproofing Solution for the Challenges of the Museum of Islamic Art

08 January 2010

The climate and corrosive salt environment of the Persian Gulf created a number of project challenges. Constructed on reclaimed land, the Museum’s foundation rests below the water table, subjecting foundations to highly aggressive chloride and sulfate conditions which can quickly deteriorate the concrete and significantly reduce the life of the structure.

Grace's Preprufe® 300R waterproofing membrane was applied below the slab to prevent water migration around the substructure. Grace's Bituthene® 8000 HC waterproofing membrane was chosen to protect the substructure walls from the harsh ground environment. Bituthene® Liquid Membrane and Servipak® protection boards rounded out the package.

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