Create a dry basement
Structural Waterproofing is a general term used to describe waterproofing any structure, but in the property preservation industry the term is reserved for waterproofing systems applied to structures with earth retaining walls. Examples of structures Peter Cox would apply structural waterproofing to include:
For this reason, “structural waterproofing” usually deals with water ingress problems below damp proof course level whereas “damp proofing” deals with problems at ground level or above. above damp proof course level or above. The damp proof course should be set at 150mm above external ground levels.
In tougher economic times, waterproofing basements and cellars has become increasingly popular, as adding extra room to the home can often be more affordable or convenient than moving. Converting a damp and unusable basement or cellar can be an astonishingly economical way of increasing the living or storage space of the property.
It is not only domestic properties that can benefit from structural waterproofing though. Commercial basements and cellars can also help businesses by giving them extra office and storage space.
Put simply, structural waterproofing needs to be designed and installed with the utmost accuracy. All too often, our trained surveyors witness technical structural waterproofing products that have been designed and installed incorrectly by people without the necessary experience and qualifications, and this always results in failure.
It is vitally important to appoint qualified and accredited professionals to survey and undertake any structural waterproofing job on your property. Any problems resulting from poorly installed waterproofing can have serious consequences.
Peter Cox waterproofing surveyors are CSSW qualified, and our methods are endorsed by trade bodies such as The British Structural Waterproofing Association (BSWA), Which? Trusted Trader, Safe Contractor, Constructionline and more.
If you think your property could benefit from our structural waterproofing expertise, or you simply want some help and advice with regards to structural waterproofing, then call Peter Cox today on 0800 633 5712 or get in touch using our online contact form.
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