A couple of weeks ago we attempted to screed the ground floor before being water tight, we took a bit of a risk with the weather, yes I know what you’re all thinking “in March..!”, but we had our reasons.
Well as you can imagine it rained and as soon as we started the screed works the rain started to get into the building.
“Obviously” I hear you say, but the main reason for the water ingress was the temporary down pipes we installed; the tried and tested Elephant trunking which blew into the building, so instead of diverting the water away, it filled up the ground floor void, rendering us unable to work in the area.
Instead of putting the same old trunking back up we came up with the idea of running a chain through the trunking secured top and bottom with no detriment to the finished product or ongoing works.
This has successfully kept the rainwater away from the building since, improving the working environment and allowing works to progress.
Entry submitted by Willmott Dixon
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