The main regulations regarding basement waterproofing is BS 8102 2009 from the British Standards Institute (BSI.). BS 8102:2009 is a set of ‘best practise’ guidelines for all facets of structural waterproofing including;
These guidelines are not UK law, but BS 8102:2009 should be followed any reputable waterproofing contractor.
In the waterproofing industry contractors usually categorise waterproofing into three “types” (A, B and C). This relates directly to the definitions laid out in BS 8102:2009.
Types A, B and C are as follows:
Regarding waterproofing services on offer at Peter Cox; Type A would be basement tanking, Type B would be a basement waterproofing integrated into a construction project and Type C would include the most common waterproofing work we carry out – the installation of wall waterproofing, basement floor drainage and sump pumps.
BS 8102:2009 also stipulates grades (1, 2 and 3) of waterproofing systems relating to their performance and use.
With more than 30 years of waterproofing experience, Peter Cox fulfil all these criteria. understand all the problems that may arise throughout your basement waterproofing works. Not only that, we are also approved by Which?, the Property Care Association (PCA) and the British Structural Waterproofing Association (BSWA).
Peter Cox surveyors are CSSW qualified and among the most knowledgeable and skilled in the industry.
If you want to turn your basement or cellar into a dry and functional part of your property then you need to book a survey with Peter Cox.
To speak to the waterproofing team at Peter Cox, call us today on 0800 633 5712 or contact your local branch. Alternatively, you can contact Peter Cox online using our contact form.