Basement Waterproofing

Professional and effective Basement Waterproofing services in Somerset and Dorset

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Why do I need Basement Waterproofing?

If you have a basement or cellar thats no use to you because its damp, cold and dingy then we can transform that space into a dry, warm and habitable place with great basement waterproofing. Depending on the budget available and the intended final use we can provide a specification to meet your needs.

With any level of basement waterproofing it’s important to establish the cause of any damp or visible ingress first and with a basement this can be complicated with numerous factors contributing to the problem be it original build methods or a varying water table level.

We will survey the property and provide a detailed report along with a specification. This can be as simple as the application of cement based renders known as tanking or the use of cavity drain membranes and the installation of a sump and pump system. Walls can be finished in a variety of ways with timber or metal studwork and plasterboard, or a simple floated render finish all depending on your requirements and needs.

What can be done to waterproof my basement?

Ventilation is an important factor in the process of basement waterproofing too, particularly if there are no windows or external doors to the area and we can provide this as well incorporating it into the specification. We can provide and install a wide range of products suitable for the need in question be it a simple pull cord extractor fan, humidistat controlled unit or even the latest lo-carbon continuously running unit with near silent operation. For larger areas that require basement waterproofing, it may even be necessary to install a PIV (positive input ventilation) unit such as the Nuaire Flatmaster which not only assists with ventilation but can improve internal air quality at the same time. There is no point in keeping the dampness from walls and floors at bay if you then have a condensation issue with mould spotting and damp belongings!

We are able to deal with the electrical and plumbing side of the works as well as the basement waterproofing, and can even decorate the final room if required. This can be a cost effective method of expanding the living space within your home or simply adding a storage space so you can declutter above.

If you would like further information or advice on basement waterproofing, then call us today on 0800 161 3078 or complete the contact form and we can provide advice or a free of charge survey.

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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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