Waterproofing your Basement

The cost of relocating your home for many families is simply not an choice that they can afford and therefore rather than move they choose to improve. One of the great ways in which they can improve their homes and gain more space is through cellar conversion using waterproofing membranes.

This is the most recent and most advanced damp proofing system available on the market currently and because it is so simple to implement it seems to be the popular choice for many cellar conversion contractors and Twistfix supply a number of these.

cellar conversion can take on any type from bedrooms, lounges, play rooms to the slightly more adventurous of full family entertainment rooms with movie theatres and even to include swimming pools. In the bulk of cases there is no need to even apply for planning permission although there are certain exceptions to this including listed structures.

Waterproofing membranes as they are sometimes called within the cellar conversion industry provide an air gap between the membrane and the wall which allows for dampness to pass behind it.

The Waterproofing membranes  is then mechanically fixed to the original sound wall and then overlaid with batterns or other framing systems to which then plasterboard can be fixed ready for cellar finishing. Waterproofing membranes are chosen specially dependent on the finish which is required and also the anticipated flow rate.

When the British Standard for the damp proofing of buildings  below ground, BS 8102:2009 came in then the use of cavity drain membranes has become the most prevalent form of structural waterproofing within the United Kingdom and are able to deal with a number of aggressive ground water conditions if specified properly.

When the damp proofing membrane is secured using membrane plugs and damp proof plug seals then there is no chance, if fitted correctly that the cellar conversion will flood or have any water problems.

Twistfix will supply the Waterproofing membranes for small or large scale projects. If you require help and guidance in selecting which membrane will be best for your plan then call our professional sales team who have had many years’ experience within the  building industry.

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For more information then please contact us today on 0845 1236007 or email sales@twistfix.co.uk.

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