External WaterproofingGareth Finch
External Waterproofing Solutions, Systems & Basements
Externally applied Waterproofing systems for use below ground are favoured by many specifiers. External Waterproofing systems have many advantages, primary of which is excluding/managing free water to prevent entry into the building. Ease of installation during the construction phase and the reduction in detailing can also present significant advantages. There are however disadvantages that must be considered and these can often be the deciding factor in which type of Waterproofing system we recommend.
There are numerous types of external systems to choose from, each requiring careful design and installation. Selection of which type of system to employ depends on multiple factors including geotechnical information, assessment and classification of the existing water table, type of structure to which the Waterproofing system is being applied and the provision and effect of external drainage.
Protectahome Technicians Installing Pre Applied Waterproofing System using Newton Hydrobond (Type A Barrier Protection).
Protectahome Technician Installing Newton Geodrain (Type C Drained Protection) over Spray Applied Liquid Membrane (Type A Barrier Protection).
Pre Applied Waterproofing System in progress using Newton Hydrobond (Type A Barrier Protection).
Externally Applied Membrane, Newton Geodrain, Installed as Type C (Drained) Protection.
Combined Waterproofing Installation using both Newton Geodrain Externally and Newton Cavity Drain Membrane Internally.
External Type A (Barrier) Protection - Newton 109 Liquid Membrane
External Type A (Barrier) and Type C (Drained) Protection - Liquid Membrane and Drainage Layer Installation Underway.
External Waterproofing Design Specialists
Externally applied Waterproofing is not a one system, one product fits all process. The Waterproofing Specialist should consider a range of factors in the design. These include: Topography, Ground Conditions and the suitability of the structure to accept the waterproofing system. The specialist should also allow in the design for the provision of maintainable external drainage and the protection of the installed system.
Protectahome have extensive experience of installing external Waterproofing systems and we would be pleased to provide our expert advice and recommendations, as qualified Waterproofing Specialists for your project.
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.
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Waterproofing Case Studies
During the construction of a new, purpose built, residential care home two podium decks were constructed that needed waterproofing.
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 […]
Protectahome were asked by the main contractor to provide a specialist waterproofing design and installation to a new build extension at Haughton House.
Birmingham’s Former Central Fire Station at Lancaster Circus was to be refurbished and converted into student accommodation for nearby Aston University.
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’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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]