Basement Repairs

A client who we provided a survey report free of charge, and carried out the necessary works in a timely fashion, to fit around the clients schedule.

Basement Waterproofing in Somerset

Recently we provided a FREE OF CHARGE survey report for a large basement below a retail unit. With multiple rooms it was for the main part in good order and dry throughout however one wall to the front elevation had proven problematic over the years and at one point tanking slurry had been applied and a stud wall constructed.

On our inspection we found evidence of a number of repair attempts which according to the client had not been succesful, we provided a specification with a fixed cost which was accepted and works commenced at a convenient time to the occupant. Due to logistics and cost the client requested that works were confined to the problem wall and that studwork was again constructed to match in with the rest of the rooms walls.

The wall was exposed and previous repair materials removed, Vandex Plug was used to seal any obvious holes and around utility entry points. A sand/cement render was then applied to the wall and approximately 300mm into both floor and ceiling this is always our prefered starting point whenever using tanking slurry as it gives a solid base to work from allowing waterproofing materials to be applied consistently and diligently. Two coats of Vandex BB 75 EZ were then applied, this is an elasticized waterproofing slurry, we chose this as previous works and repirs had been completed with a standard slurry which has no flexibity and will crack given any structural movement.

Once materials had dried we constructed a new studwork wall and inserted vents into the plasterboard as tanking slurry can attract condensation and the provision of airflow will prvent any ‘musty’ smells.

Basement waterproofing is a complex process and can involve a number of methods from cavity drain membranes and sump/pump chambers to the application of tanking slurrys and waterproof renders. If you have issues or simply want to see if converting a basement or cellar into a dry living space is viable then give us a call today, surveys and qutations are free of charge as is our advice.

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Why choose Wessex Damp & Timber

25 Years of Experience

With over 25 years of experience in the service sector you will receive an unrivaled level of customer care from the survey through to the completion of works.

Unrivaled Customer Care

We are a family run business with a professional and modern approach whilst still maintaining that personal level of service you associate with a local company.

Professional Service

Constantly seeking to maintain our knowledge base we access all the latest information and available literature to ensure we are at the forefront of the industry.

Wessex Damp and Timber are an industry leading company who provides services to help cure dampness and condensation in both the home and commerical environments.

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Services We Offer

Some of the services we offer in property preservation

If you have issues in your home such as peeling paint or loose plaster, mould spotting or visible stains and ‘tide’ marks then you may have a damp problem and if so we have the solution. Whether it’s rising or penetrating damp we will provide you with a diagnosis and the solution.

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Condensation in its simplest form is when moist air comes into contact with colder air or a colder surface and the water contained in the air is released to form condensation in the air or on the surface. It often results in black mould growth on walls and surfaces or you can see water droplets.

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Aged and Period properties can often be cold and condensation will form on external walls, we can provide various types of solid insulation and often incorporate this with a level of damp proofing. Internal temperatures will improve and mould spotting reduces.

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