Archive for June, 2015

Case study revisit: Wentworth, Surrey

Yew Tree End


This large new-build property in Surrey had a very large basement area which needed to be waterproofed to meet BS8102 requirements, the British Standard for the Protection of Structures Against Water From the Ground. Because it is not possible to determine the amount of potential water pressure surrounding a structure, BS8102 tells the designer to expect a head of water against the structure. In addition, BS8102 requires that all waterproofing is maintainable and repairable.

The Top 5 Benefits of Basement Waterproofing

Benefits of basement waterproofing

When the average person thinks about home ownership and home improvement, basement waterproofing is probably not the first thing to come to mind. And who can blame them? Basement waterproofing has never been particularly glamorous; but then again, neither is a damp and moldy basement.

There are a variety of benefits of having your basement or crawl space professionally waterproofed, and we’d like to outline 5 of them here.

Type A waterproofing, the PCA guide

Type A waterproofing guide

The following document outlines the recommendations for effective type A waterproofing.

Compiled by the PCA, it contains contributions from waterproofing experts throughout the industry, our own Ian MacLennan is acknowledged for his contribution towards the guide.

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