Basement Waterproofing

Basement & Cellar Waterproofing Specialists

Protectahome design and install Basement Waterproofing solutions for all types of new and existing buildings. The earlier we are engaged on a project the better, as we can then ensure the right type of Waterproofing system is selected and the installation scheduled to meet with the construction or refurbishment programme.

What is basement waterproofing?

Basement waterproofing is the term used to describe specialist techniques that prevent water from entering homes and buildings. Basement waterproofing is required any time a structure is built below ground level or where external ground levels are adjacent to internal floor levels (Level Access). Waterproofing is of paramount importance to protect against ground water which could bear against earth retaining structures under Hydrostatic pressure. Hydrostatic pressure can, and often will, facilitate water ingress, resulting in some form of dampness occurring in the below ground structure at some stage in the life of the building. In extreme cases Flooding may also potentially occur.

The British Standard 8102:2009 Code of practice for protection of structures against water from the ground, defines three types of principle Waterproofing systems. These are: Type A (Barrier) protection, Type B (Structurally Integral) protection and Type C (Drained) protection.

  • Protectahome Installation of Cavity Drain Membrane during Type C (Drained Protection) Waterproofing System
    Protectahome Installation of Cavity Drain Membrane during Type C (Drained Protection) Waterproofing System
  • Sump and Twin Pumps Installed as part of a Type C (Drained) Protection System.
    Sump and Twin Pumps Installed as part of a Type C (Drained) Protection System.
  • Failed Waterproofing Installed by others, Protectahome called in to provide a Remedial Solution.
    Failed Waterproofing Installed by others, Protectahome called in to provide a Remedial Solution.
  • Cavity Drain Membrane Installation as part of Type C (Drained Protection) Waterproofing System.
    Cavity Drain Membrane Installation as part of Type C (Drained Protection) Waterproofing System.
  • Type C (Drained) Waterproofing Installation Underway using Cavity Drain Membrane to vaulted Basement Conversion.
    Type C (Drained) Waterproofing Installation Underway using Cavity Drain Membrane to vaulted Basement Conversion.
  • Cavity Drain Membrane to Basement Waterproofing Installation (Type C Drained Protection)
    Cavity Drain Membrane to Basement Waterproofing Installation (Type C Drained Protection)
  • Completed Basement Conversion Following Successful Installation of Waterproofing System.
    Completed Basement Conversion Following Successful Installation of Waterproofing System.
  • Installation Underway of Type A (Barrier) Waterproofing System to New Build Basement Using Newton Hydrobond
    Installation Underway of Type A (Barrier) Waterproofing System to New Build Basement Using Newton Hydrobond

Basement waterproofing solutions from Protectahome

Protectahome consider each project individually. We then select an appropriate Basement Waterproofing scheme from a range of systems and processes that we know are reliable and are capable of providing the desired environment for the end use of the basement (As defined in BS8102:2009). Depending on the end use of the building and the type of Basement Waterproofing system selected, additional measures may be required to achieve and maintain the environmental grade. For example, this may include the provision of mechanical ventilation and/or drainage. These support measures will be discussed by our surveyor working as your Waterproofing Design Specialist.
As qualified specialists Protectahome conduct a full assessment of requirements to ensure that our design is capable of delivering the environmental grade required and we deliver dry, useable basements, with a guarantee from a company with over thirty five years’ experience.

Protectahome have offices in Bristol, Bromsgrove, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Leamington Spa, Llanelli, London, Newport, Plymouth and Stockport so you will never be too far away from a Protectahome Surveyor.  For more information on the Waterproofing systems designed and installed by Protectahome and associated services we provide, please see our Case Studies page.

For advice or to discuss your project please Contact Us on 0800 012 6177 or alternatively email us via web@protectahome.co.uk.

Residential Care Home, Swansea – Podium Deck Waterproofing

During the construction of a new, purpose built, residential care home two podium decks were constructed that needed waterproofing.

Llandegfedd Reservoir, Monmouthshire

A new Visitor Centre at the popular Llandegfedd Reservoir was commissioned by Welsh Water as part of a £2.5m investment in the tourist site which […]

Haughton House, The Cotswolds

Protectahome were asked by the main contractor to provide a specialist waterproofing design and installation to a new build extension at Haughton House.

Former Central Fire Station, Lancaster Circus, Birmingham

Birmingham’s Former Central Fire Station at Lancaster Circus was to be refurbished and converted into student accommodation for nearby Aston University.

Royal Court Hotel, Bath

The Royal Court Hotel is a listed building in the centre of Bath, home to an unused Basement. The plan was to convert the unused […]

Lynmouth Pavillion, Exmoor

Lynmouth’s new pavilion reopened in October 2013 following a £1.2 million reconstruction project run by Exmoor National Park Authority. The original pavilion, built on the […]

Basement Conversion, Stourbridge

This domestic dwelling in Stourbridge had a brick vaulted cellar that was used mainly for storage. It was suffering from extensive damp, which resulted in […]

Flint Mill, Staffordshire

Dating back to 1775, this flint grinding watermill was built to supply the growing pottery industry in Staffordshire. It was constructed with massive 700mm thick […]

Benfield Gymnastics, Newcastle

The Benfield Centre for Sporting Excellence, Newcastle, boasts one of the largest indoor gymnastics facilities in Europe, at an impressive 2,336 sq.m. The dual use […]

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