Basement Waterproofing For New And Existing Basements In Lancashire, Cumbria And The North West

Basement Waterproofing Solutions Ltd uses a wide range of waterproofing methods. We have many happy customers in Lancashire and across the North West of England.
For more information, contact our team of expert professionals.

Internal And External Waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing Solutions Ltd. provides both internal and external waterproofing solutions tailored to your specific requirements; we engineer a bespoke solution for each of our clients’ creating habitable spaces that will add value to your property.

Measures To Prevent Water Ingress Include:

  • Internal basement waterproofing in case of ground moisture, non-pressurised and pressurised water.
  • Internal basement waterproofing in case of flowing water.
  • External basement waterproofing with Bitumen based waterproofing system.
  • External basement waterproofing with cementitious waterproofing system.
  • External basement waterproofing with cold self-adhesive waterproofing membrane.
  • External Drainage.
  • So what is waterproofing?
    Waterproofing is the process of making an object or structure waterproof or water-resistant so that it remains relatively unaffected by water.
    Waterproofing is different to Damp Proofing, how so?
    Waterproof refers to the penetration of water (in its liquid state) and possibly under pressure. Structural waterproofing is the general term within the industry that covers methods and treatments to describe waterproofing any structure and is applicable to any construction under-ground or below ground level.

    Damp proof on the other hand refers to resistance to humidity or dampness. Damp proofing is a general term that covers methods and treatments used to prevent damp from being absorbed through walls or floors into the interior of a structure above ground.

    There are 3 types of waterproofing, Type A, Type B and Type C.

    Type A (Barrier) Protection
    Formally known as Tanking, Type A waterproofing involves coating the internal or external walls and floor slab in a waterproof material, this creates a sealed waterproof barrier between the structure and any groundwater present preventing the ingress of any water or moisture.

    Barrier protection is a highly effective method of waterproofing.

    Type B Protection
    Type B waterproofing is provided by the structure itself against water ingress. Type B Protection relies heavily on the design and materials incorporated into the external shell of the structure at the concept stage of a development; the waterproofing solution is then integrated into the property/structure as construction progresses.

    The quality and effectiveness of this solution relies heavily on the design, materials, as well as the quality of the workmanship. The pattern of any seepage encountered is often associated with poor joints, cracks or other discontinuities such as service penetrations.

    Type C (Drained) Protection
    Type C waterproofing is the most common method for the management of water ingress and moisture infiltration into your basement / cellar/ underground space. The reason for this is it uses of a combination of Type C solutions in conjunction with one another to create an environment that is extremely difficult for water to collect and infiltrate your space. Type C systems collect and manage any water ingress by diverting it into a designated safe point of disposal (such as a sump pump/package pump station).

    Cavity Drain Membranes are studded on the external facing surface, allowing any water that penetrates the structure to flow into designed drainage channels. The drainage channels carry any water ingress to either a sump and pump chamber or away from the structure if passive drainage is possible.

    An example of Type C solutions would be;

    – Installing basement floor drainage
    – Applying a structural waterproofing membrane to the walls, floor and ceiling.
    – Installation of sump pumps.

    Type C waterproofing is defined by the British Standards Institute (BSI) code of practice BS8102:2009, upon the sign off of all projects clients will be issued with certificates and guarantees in line with this code of practice.

    We at Basement Waterproofing Solutions Ltd. hold our work to the highest standards; we do not aim to just meet this standard but surpass it and provide all our clients with a new space that they will be able to enjoy for years to come.

    What we will do for you
    No two projects are the same, so we don’t treat them that way!

    1. The team will visit your property to conduct a full assessment of your basement/cellar/underground space at a convenient time to you.
    2. The team will discuss with you the intended uses of the new space, this will help us gain a better understanding of the future requirements and therefore provide the best solution possible.
    3. The team will then run through the entire solution with you step by step. Our clients are at the heart of everything we keep you informed at every stage.

    For Basement Or Cellar Waterproofing In North West, Call

    Paul 07958 927 057 or Tom 07495 644 271