Underground service reservoirs: waterproofing and repair manual (R138)

This report assists water undertakers to carry out effective investigations, repairs and waterproofing of underground service reservoirs with improved quality and increased cost effectiveness. The report provides technical information and identifies important considerations that need to be taken into account. It is divided into three parts: Part A provides detailed guidance on the technical information essential to the process of decision making, for the repair and waterproofing of service reservoirs. It describes four steps that: identify the construction group; identify the defect category; identify the method of repair and material category; and select materials.

Part B provides guidance on the important features of repair and waterproofing work that must be considered during the decision making process.

Part C contains information helpful to the decision making process. It provides guidance on the legal requirements for water quality and on the avoidance of contamination of reservoirs while in service or from repair work. It gives procedures for use during the investigation and testing of service reservoirs, the available forms of contract documentation for repair and waterproofing works, and quality management procedures that may be implemented to ensure that the work is successfully completed.

Key words: dams and reservoirs, materials, materials technology.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-436-3

Author: R A Johnson, D S Leek, E S King and H B Dunne

Number of pages: 130 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: January 1996