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If you are considering adding value and extra space to your house, a basement conversion can be a cost effective choice. With our DryRoom basement solutions Peter Cox can convert an unused, dark and damp space into a finished basement conversion, tailored to your needs, with a 10 year guarantee.
Walls and floors in rooms below ground level are subject to lateral damp penetration by either hydrostatic pressure or capillary action.
Peter Cox’s basement waterproofing specialists use DryRoom waterproof system to install a tanking membrane, which acts as a dry lining to the walls, ceiling and floors with an air gap behind, so that water can be evacuated outside of the building.
The internal wall finishes can be either a plasterboard dry lining system or plastering direct onto the membrane. The floor finish is either screeded or timber boarded.
This waterproof basement tanking system ensures that no damp can seep into the structure, eliminating the risk of wet and dry rot, mould or rising damp. This subsequently allows you to treat the basement or cellar as you would any other room in the house.
Regardless of whether free water is present, to comply with BS8102, the waterproofing system must be designed to accommodate water removal behind the lining either through natural drainage or a sump and pump installation.
The membrane is fixed with waterproofing plugs and the floor / wall junction is sealed using a proprietary jointing compound. Installations that comply with BS8102 carry a 10 year waterproofing guarantee.