Property Preservation Specialists with over 20 years experience

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. Depending on the budget available and the intended final use we can provide a specification to meet your needs. 

With any level of 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. 

Ventilation is an important factor in the process 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 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 also 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, then call us today on 0800 161 3078 or complete the contact form and we can provide advice or a free of charge survey.