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Basement Conversions and Damp Proofing in Fulham

Whether you need help to design a brand-new basement conversion or if you want to reinforce the integrity of your Fulham

property’s foundations, we carry out an expert damp proofing, woodworm treatment and tanking service. Our team specialises in

eliminating dry rot, wet rot, rising damp and woodworm problems to make your basement safe and habitable.

Do I Need Basement Tanking?

There are many basement design concepts for Fulham clients to choose, ranging from home offices and gyms to games rooms, living rooms and bedrooms. However, before basement conversions can begin, health and safety measures must be implemented. Damp proofing procedures, including tanking systems, will ensure basements are kept dry and free from rising damp, dry rot and wet rot. This can include cavity drain membranes (Type C) being installed to the interior walls and flooring, with a preventative woodworm treatment also available from our fully-trained team.

 

Any Fulham property with walls and floors situated below ground level must be damp proofed, in compliance with UK Building Regulations. Tanking is a reliable damp proofing solution, which protects your basement and the rest of your home from the effects of rising damp, wet rot, dry rot and woodworm damage.

Firstly, we will visit your Fulham home to inspect and assess the basement for damp, considering the depth of your property’s water table. Clients can put their trust in our team to maintain high standards of safety, with our Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) qualification, approved by the Property Care Association (PCA).

 

  • Tanking is required for damp proofing basement walls because there is a higher probability of rising damp below ground level
  • Waterproofing prevents a build-up of condensation, leading to dry rot or wet rot. This produces mould and fungi, causing the decay of building materials
  • Damp proofing stops groundwater containing salts and minerals from the earth, which are highly corrosive ingredients to timber and sandstone over time

Damp Proofing Services

 

  • Our friendly, professional CSRT qualified team will carry out inspections, assessments and damp proofing installations
  • Tanking basement methods comply with UK Building Regulations for properties in Fulham and the surrounding South East areas
  • Once tanking has been carried out, we’ll survey the property to ensure there is no further rising damp, dry rot, wet rot or woodworm treatment required

Basement Tanking Explained

 

We specialise in fitting internal cavity drain membranes (Type C) for effective basement tanking at properties in Fulham and the local areas. This damp proofing solution acts as an indoor guttering system, protecting properties against water ingress, such as rising damp which can lead to wet rot, dry rot and woodworm treatments being required. However, tanking slurry, which is a powder mixed with water, is commonly used as a sealant. In our experience, cavity drain membranes are far more resilient at dealing with water pressure than tanking slurry.

 

  • Channels or ducts are fitted at the point where the walls and flooring of your basement meet to collect any rising damp
  • Water is transferred directly to the sump pump, which removes groundwater and rising damp from your Fulham or South West London property
  • The channels or ducts of the internal cavity drain membranes (Type C) can be accessed for cleaning and clearing any blockages

For professional advice and treatments to help prevent rising damp affecting your property in Fulham and the surrounding South West London areas, call 01444 243 763 or 07805 797 884.

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