Why basements leak
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Do you have damp, dank basement that you want to turn into something spectacular? Then you need to start by making it waterproof.
If you are considering adding value your house, a basement conversion can be a cost effective choice. With our basement waterproofing solutions Peter Cox can convert an unused, dark and damp space into a finished basement conversion, tailored to your needs, with a 10 year waterproofing guarantee.
Increasing property value is not the only reason to go for a basement conversion though. A well presented basement will add extra space to your property, making it more satisfying place to live as a result.
Before going ahead with a basement conversion, it is essential to find out if your basement is suitable for the type of conversion you have in mind. An experienced and qualified surveyor from Peter Cox will be able to give the professional advice you need on your plans and how they can best be achieved.
A Peter Cox surveyor will be able to give you industry insight on building regulations and the level of work required in making your dream basement conversion a reality.
Waterproofing is the cornerstone of any basement conversion project. Most basements are susceptible to moisture ingress, and this will cause eventually cause damp problems like black mould, fusty odours and rot in any basement conversion.
Take a look at the sections below to find out why basements leak and what can be done to make them dry and usable.
Peter Cox’s basement waterproofing specialists use a “DryRoom” waterproof system to install a waterproof membrane, which acts as a dry lining to the walls, ceiling and floors with an air gap behind. The membrane is fixed with waterproofing plugs and the floor / wall junction is sealed using a proprietary jointing compound. This wall waterproofing system allows any moisture ingress to be collected then evacuated outside of the building via specialist drainage.
After the structural waterproof membrane is installed, the internal wall can be finished with a plasterboard dry lining system or plaster applied direct onto the membrane. The basement floor can screened or timber boarded, hiding any drainage from view. When these finishing touches are applied you can subsequently treat the basement or cellar as you would any other room in the house.
Most importantly, all of our waterproofing installations comply with BS8102 (The British Standards Institute’s guidelines) and carry a 10 year waterproofing guarantee.
A basement conversion can be a difficult project to undertake, but with the help of our highly trained and qualified team of basement waterproofing experts, you can enjoy the benefits that come from adding a new room to your home.
If you are considering a basement conversion, call our Peter Cox today on 0800 633 5712 contact us online to book a waterproofing survey.