Perfect grounding for new cancer centre

Visqueen – part of RPC bpi recycled products – has provided a waterproofing and gas protection solution to the new Rutherford Cancer Centre North East in Northumberland, ensuring that it meets all local planning conditions. Working with a contractor in Stockton, Visqueen selected its new Ultimate GeoSeal, together with waterstops and sealers, to offer ‘complete protection from the ingress of ground gases’, as well as acting as a waterproof membrane. Due to the site conditions, the building had to be piled with a suspended floor system.

Visqueen says the GeoSeal membrane offered ‘the ideal solution’, as it is able to bond to the underside of the slab, thereby providing continued protection in the event of any ground settlement on the build.

Visqueen Ultimate GeoSeal is a pre-applied membrane designed to comply with current guidance on waterproofing, VOCs, and ground gases. Utilising Visqueen’s advanced barrier technology, the GeoSeal membranes are ‘the result of an extensive R&D programme and testing regime to ensure they are both the best-in-class, and comply with the exacting requirements of both the BS8485:2015 and BS8102-2009 building standards’.

For the Rutherford Cancer Centre North East, Visqueen’s design specialists produced bespoke CAD drawings to aid the complex detailing as part of the company’s comprehensive service. Alongside providing ‘excellent protection’, the GeoSeal membrane is robust and easily welded, providing fully gas and watertight joints for the suspended floor.