Basement Waterproofing near Crewkerne

A client in Crewkerne asked Wessex Damp and Timber to investigate the condition of the basement in a large period property.

Basement Waterproofing in Somerset

In late 2015 we were asked to inspect and report on the condition of a single room basement in a large period property in Crewkerne.

With exposed stone walls and a rough rubble floor there was a musty smell and salt residue on most of the stonework. It was not viable to use even as an area of storage with high moisture meter readings throughout. There was no evidence of any physical water ingress and there had been no reported flooding in the buildings history.

The client indicated that the room was required for storage and that this would include some delicate items. We provided a comprehensive report and a specification that included a tanking system.

An appropriate concrete floor slab was laid which included an epoxy resin as a final finish. The exposed stonework walls were cleared of loose debris and meticulously prepared then a combination of render and tanking slurry coats were applied. Once dry a number of coats of quality masonry paint were added and an extractor fan allowed for adequate ventilation.

The client was presented with a dry, clean and bright room in which anything and everything could be stored.

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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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