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’, and act 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 preapplied membrane designed to comply with current guidance on waterproofing, VOCs, and ground gases. Utilising Visqueen’s advanced barrier technology, the ‘best-in-class’ GeoSeal membranes comply with the 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. 


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