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Project Profile

Benjamin Russel Children's Hospital

Birmingham, Alabama

Benjamin Russel Children's Hospital
This 12 story building covers some 750,000 square feet, making it the largest single medical facility expansion project in the history of Alabama. The expansion makes Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children the third largest pediatric hospital in the United States. The new building, including equipment and furnishings, cost approximately $400,000,000. The helicopter landing pad was built large enough to accommodate Blackhawk aircraft, which many facilities were not able to accommodate during the Hurricane Katrina crisis.

Birmingham, Alabama & Dallas, Texas

General Contractor
Hoar Construction,
Birmingham, Alabama

Waterproofing Contractor
Bessmer, Alabama 

Benjamin Russel Children's Hospital incorporates the following Polyguard Products:

Waterproofing Systems

650 Sheet Membrane - 60 mil, post-concrete pour waterproofing membrane/vapor retarder

Underseal® Underslab Membrane - 85 mil pre-concrete pour waterproofing membrane/vapor barrier that provides a continuous seal


Drainage Systems

Polyflow® 15 / 15P - Prefabricated geocomposite vertical use drainboard with a compressive strength of 15,000 psf


System Accessories

606 Tape - High strength double-sided tape comprised of rubberized asphalt

650 Mastic - Asphalt/rubber based mastic to provide superior adhesion to the waterproofing membrane

LM-95 - Two-component fast cure urethane waterproofing membrane

Underseal® Fabric Tape - Use around pipe penetrations and at end laps for patching damaged areas of the membrane