Retaining Wall

Waterproofing Retaining Walls

A Retaining Wall is a structure designed and constructed to resist the lateral pressure of soil when there is a change in ground level. Principle pressures acting on a Retaining Wall come from the retained soil and from loading by ground and surface water where this water is not adequately drained.

A Retaining Wall may be independent of a building or structure, or it may form part of the general accommodation such as within a Lower Ground Floor, Semi-Basement, Basement or Cellar. Where buildings are constructed on a sloping site, changes in ground levels internally or externally may be dealt with by the construction of a Retaining Wall.

Protectahome are regularly asked to deal with Waterproofing Retaining Walls in addition to Structural Repairs to structures of the same nature. This page will cover our Waterproofing services, click for more information on our Structural Repair Services for retaining walls.

  • Waterproofing Retaining Walls on a Sloping Site.
    Cavity Drain Membrane (Type C Protection) installed to Earth Retaining Walls of New Build Project on a Sloping Site.
  • Waterproofing Retaining Walls
    Spray Applied Liquid Membrane Applied to Concrete Retaining Wall as part of Waterproofing Installation.
  • Waterproofing Retaining Walls
    Cavity Drain Membrane (Type C Protection) Installed to Earth Retaining Walls.
  • Waterproofing Retaining Walls
    Pressure Relief Membrane Installed and Backfill Completed to Compliment Internal Waterproofing System.
  • Waterproofing Retaining Walls
    BEFORE: New Build Project with Earth Retaining Rear and Side Elevations Waterproofed as a Semi-Basement.
  • Waterproofing Retaining Walls
    AFTER: New Build Project with Earth Retaining Rear and Side Elevations Waterproofed as a Semi-Basement.
Our Structural Waterproofing division are specialists in the design and installation of Waterproofing solutions for Retaining Walls.

For waterproofing retaining walls, we design and install internally and externally applied systems to both existing and new build retaining walls.

In accordance with recommendations made within BS8102:2009 Code of practice for the protection of structures against water from the ground, Protectahome recommend that we are involved at the earliest possible stage and form part of the project design team, enabling us to deliver a fully integrated, bespoke, waterproofing solution.

In most circumstances, Retaining Wall Waterproofing installed by us will benefit from the provision of a Protectahome long term Guarantee. Options for Insurance Backed Guarantees are also available.

Protectahome’s own Professional Indemnity insurance and Product Guarantee insurance give our clients and end users further peace of mind and confidence in engaging us as their Retaining Wall Waterproofing Professional.

For advice on waterproofing retaining walls or to book a Survey please Contact Us on 0800 055 6966 or alternatively email us via web@protectahome.co.uk.

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Waterproofing Case Studies

B&B Barn Conversion, Usk, Monmouthshire

The Project: Barn conversion to B&B accommodation. The earth retaining elements of this barn conversion required specialist waterproofing to protect the finishes from water ingress from the ground.

Former Stuart Crystal Factory, Stourbridge, West Midlands

The Project: To restore & convert the former Stuart Crystal Factory in Wordsley, Stourbridge to provide a mix of commercial & residential space. Specialist waterproofing works required during the restoration.

Horizon Apartments, Ogmore-by-Sea, South Wales

The Project: 7 award winning, luxury new build apartments complete with stunning sea views on the South Wales Heritage Coastline at Ogmore-by-Sea. Partially retaining, the […]

Hertford College, Oxford University

The Project: To waterproof a wine cellar within the prestigious Old Buildings Quadrangle of Hertford College, Oxford University.

New Housing Development, Holmfirth, Yorkshire

New build development featuring 12 new build luxury homes in 5 different styles.

New Build Dwelling, Hampton, London

New build 5 Bed residential dwelling with integral garage and basement level in highly sought after Hampton area. Protectahome were approached to fulfil the role […]

The Hopbunker, Cardiff

As part of the refurbishment of Northgate House in Cardiff City Centre, the basement level of the building was to be converted into a brand new bar for local independent brewery, Hopcraft.

Residential Care Home, Swansea – Podium Deck Waterproofing

During the construction of a new, purpose built, residential care home in Swansea, 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 […]

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