Damp Basements & Conversions

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Successful damp basement and structural waterproofing projects need expertise and technical skill

Whether you are concerned about damp problems or are working on a project that requires a below ground waterproofing or tanking system, as waterproofing contractors ProTen can help.  We work with homeowners and commercial clients to provide the expertise and technical experience that is so vital to success.

Basement Damp

Below ground spaces are particularly susceptible to damp problems due to walls below ground being earth retaining. Often any damp proof course will have been installed above ground level, meaning cellar floors are rarely protected by the presence of any waterproof membrane. As a result, basement and cellar walls and floors have little resistance to the buildup of water and are susceptible to penetrating damp. Unprotected basements will therefore, usually be damp to some degree and often only suitable for storage.

Reasons for a damp basement:

  • Damp proof course installed above ground level
  • An already installed waterproofing system failure
  • Sump & pump system failure
  • Changes to the water table

If you are concerned about a damp basement, please contact us to discuss the potential causes and to arrange a survey inspection.

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Basement Conversion or Structural Waterproofing Project

Converting a basement into a living space is becoming a more and more popular and cost effective way of extending a home and the basement waterproofing system or tanking system is an essential element to the success of the final project.  Structural waterproofing can also be necessary for a new build project when the project involves building below ground. Working with a team of specialists is essential to the success of any waterproofing project.

Where a design team for a basement waterproofing project  will usually include an architect, engineer and builder or basement conversion specialist, a revision to BS8102 recommends a basement waterproofing specialist be included as part of that core design team.

This signifies the importance of waterproofing contractors and the expertise we bring.  We not only specify, design and install the behind the scenes waterproofing system that will keep the basement dry, we also fulfil the role of the waterproofing specialist and will form an essential part of the design team. As the waterproofing specialist, we also take on the full liability of the design and implementation of the basement waterproofing system, meaning that the property owner is better protected.

Talk to a member of our basement waterproofing surveying team about your project.

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