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CONTENTS 1SUMMARY 3 CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background and History, 3 Membrane Systems, 4 Recent Usage, 4 Scope, 6 7 CHAPTER TWO WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE SYSTEMS Materials, 7 Specifications and Standards, 8 Selection Criteria, 12 Design Details, 12 Construction and Inspection, 17 Performance, 20 Costs, 22 Repairs, 23 24 CHAPTER THREE TESTING AND RESEARCH Laboratory Testing, 24 Evaluating Field Installations, 24 Recent Research, 26 27 CHAPTER FOUR CONCLUSIONS AND RESEARCH NEEDS Conclusions, 27 Future Research, 28 30REFERENCES 33 APPENDIX A SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE 40 APPENDIX B SUMMARY OF RESPONSES TO SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE Note: Many of the photographs, figures, and tables in this report have been converted from color to grayscale for printing. The electronic version of the report (posted on the web at www.trb.org) retains the color versions.

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