If done properly, converting an existing damp basement will add not just additional, dry usable space but also significant value to properties
Whether you client is considering a basement kitchen, additional bedrooms or just dry storage, it is absolutely crucial that you get expert advice to ensure the finished conversion is not just beautifully finished but also robustly waterproofed and compliant with any current building control/planning regulations.
Pure’s CSSW (Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing) Qualified and experienced surveyor will provide you with expert advice throughout your project to ensure the basement waterproofing system is robust and effective and will protect your property against the risk of damage from water ingress (flooding) and dampness.
Pure Basement Systems offer a comprehensive basement waterproofing system design, installation and ongoing maintenance service.
It is crucial that basement waterproofing is considered at design stage to ensure that the specified basement waterproofing system can be correctly adopted into the overall build.
There are two types of generic waterproofing system as outlined in the current British Standard BS8012 – 2009 “Code of Practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground” which are suitable for refurbishment projects:-
- Type A (barrier) protection – comprises of a barrier system which is applied to the structure externally, internally or within the structure with the goal of precluding water ingress/dampness.
- Type C (drained protection) – comprises of an integral drainage system which manages water ingress/dampness and prevents it from affecting the usable space.
Type C waterproofing systems can often be more viable for refurbishment project given that they can be cleaner and quicker to install.
Basement Contractors for all types of properties and projects
Basement Waterproofing Contractors select from one of the above generic waterproofing systems dependent on the individual property’s risks when considering waterproofing design. The type of project, risk of water ingress/dampness and overall build-ability for the project should all be considered when selecting the appropriate waterproofing system(s).
Poorly implemented basement waterproofing is likely to result in unpredictable and extremely costly and distressing results, unfortunately, this is something we have witnessed when we have seen work not been carried out by experienced, suitably qualified professionals. We would always use purpose made high quality equipment and materials to supplement our expertise.
Internal dampness and water ingress (flooding) will occur as a result of a poorly designed, inadequate waterproofing system. This will result in significant damage to your client’s property and their possessions which will be extremely costly and disruptive to remediate, it can also be pretty embarrassing and costly to your reputation too.
Pure Basement Systems trained and experienced surveyors and installation technicians will help you to remove the risk of water ingress (flooding) and dampness in your basement conversion through:
- A thorough professional survey of your property and assessment of the risks presenting
- Accurate, evidence based waterproofing system design and material specification
- Professional technical installation of the waterproofing system specified
- Planned post-installation maintenance program
What problems will a specialist solve?
It’s important that you recruit a specialist basement waterproofing company at an early stage in the project. Reputable Basement Waterproofing Contractors employ CSSW specialist surveyors who can help design and implement your waterproofing solution. Experienced CSSW surveyors can help you to specify the correct system for the project and discuss with you how it can be adopted into the overall build.
Speak to a Specialist at Feasibility Stage.