Basement Waterproofing

Waterproofing a basement is not only an extremely desirable endeavour, but likewise one which must be conducted up to the highest standard, which is exactly how we conduct our waterproofing.

What Is Basement Waterproofing?

Waterproofing a basement is the process of conducting activities on a basement which make its walls waterproof to any water or moisture it might be exposed to.
What Is Basement Waterproofing

Methods Of Basement Waterproofing

Within the industry, Cavity Waterproof Membrane solutions have come to replace the less reliable and traditional tanking methods. Conventional basement tanking involved applying waterproofing materials, like a sheet membrane, bitumen or liquid waterproofing materials, directly onto the basement walls and floor. Over time this method of waterproofing has failed in many instances, under the pressure of the groundwater. 

That’s why we at Structural Repairs have become highly trained and experienced in basement tanking and using the far more efficient higher quality cavity membrane methods, which creates a drained depressurised cavity behind an inner waterproof layer that channels away any moisture that penetrates from outside the walls. Using cavity waterproof membrane methods we can safely and quickly turn damp, wet basements into high quality, dry and sophisticated liveable spaces with minimal fuss and mess. If you are thinking of extending your living space by renovating and waterproofing your basement or excavating a new underground space, contact Structural Repairs for expert, friendly advice and a competitive quotation.

What Causes The Need For Basement Waterproofing?

The need to waterproofing a basement can arise due to a variety of different factors. For example, a property owner may realise that their basement is currently experiencing damage due to damp and need waterproofing. On the other hand, you may be looking to convert your basement and thus to ensure it become a liveable environment, will need to have it effectively waterproofed. Either way, the main reason a basement will need waterproofing is to ensure that its walls are protected against the ingress of any water or moisture. When a basement is not waterproofed, damp damage holds the ability to pose great structural danger to its users. Not only is structural damage possible, but damp is known to be able to have a harmful effect on our respiratory systems and thus is damage which should always be promptly addressed or ideally, prevented. Lastly, in regards to the aesthetics of a basement, the ingress of damp is usually known to damage walls and create visually unappealing issues such as dark stains and salt water marks.

What Causes The Need For Basement Waterproofing?

The need to waterproofing a basement can arise due to a variety of different factors. For example, a property owner may realise that their basement is currently experiencing damage due to damp and need waterproofing. On the other hand, you may be looking to convert your basement and thus to ensure it become a liveable environment, will need to have it effectively waterproofed. Either way, the main reason a basement will need waterproofing is to ensure that its walls are protected against the ingress of any water or moisture. When a basement is not waterproofed, damp damage holds the ability to pose great structural danger to its users. Not only is structural damage possible, but damp is known to be able to have a harmful effect on our respiratory systems and thus is damage which should always be promptly addressed or ideally, prevented. Lastly, in regards to the aesthetics of a basement, the ingress of damp is usually known to damage walls and create visually unappealing issues such as dark stains and salt water marks.

What Are The Benefits Of Basement Waterproofing?

Untreated damp can cause a large variety of problems which only become worse as time goes by. Waterproofing a basement holds a variety of benefits given that you are both able to avoid the ingress of damp, as well as being able to avoid the consequential issues which arise due damp ingress. A waterproofed basement is able to avoid issues such as the cost of repairing damp, the musty smells which come along with damp, the aesthetical damage caused to your walls, the drop in value a property experiences when infested with damp, severe structural damage, appearing mould and rot, and the like. In all, waterproofing a basement is very beneficial in the sense that it allows you to avoid damp damage itself, as well as all of the negative consequences which come along with the ingress of damp.

Is Basement Waterproofing Effective?

Untreated damp can cause a large variety of problems which only become worse as time goes by. Waterproofing a basement holds a variety of benefits given that you are both able to avoid the ingress of damp, as well as being able to avoid the consequential issues which arise due damp ingress. A waterproofed basement is able to avoid issues such as the cost of repairing damp, the musty smells which come along with damp, the aesthetical damage caused to your walls, the drop in value a property experiences when infested with damp, severe structural damage, appearing mould and rot, and the like. In all, waterproofing a basement is very beneficial in the sense that it allows you to avoid damp damage itself, as well as all of the negative consequences which come along with the ingress of damp.

How Structural Repairs Can Help With Basement Waterproofing

Structural Repairs provides a highly professional Basement Waterproofing service, using a complete range of dedicated high-quality cavity drain membrane systems, basement tanking and associated products. Building regulations require that all floors and walls below ground level are waterproofed, to stop damp rising and entering a building’s structure. Keeping moisture out particularly in basements with a high-water table or old buildings with porous cellar walls is a problem that needs to be handled by experts, with a proven track record, who can find the best solutions for the task.

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