Basement Water Proofing

Basement Water Proofing is needed anytime a structure is built at ground level or below ground Waterproofing and drainage considerations are especially needed in cases where ground water is likely to build up in the soil and raise the water table.

Waterproofed cellars and basements can be converted into kitchens, bathrooms, wine cellars, living rooms, studies, or even recording studios. You are limited only by your imagination. In commercial premises, common uses for basements include extra storage / retail space, car parks, bars/nightclubs, and restaurants. Safeguard offer two main types of system for waterproofing existing cellars and basements. By offering both types of system we are able to offer an impartial opinion as to which system is best suited for a particular project. We are also able to supply waterproofing systems for the construction of new basements.

Before you begin waterproofing your basement, you should make sure that you have a proper drainage system. Gutters should be kept clean of leaves and twigs and the base extended to carry water away from the home. The grade of the soil should slope away from the home. If this is not the case, try to adjust the slope of the yard. It this is not possible, you may need to install an in-ground drainage system made of weeping tiles to carry the water away from the basement walls. Remember that if there is a current leak or dampness in your basement, you should perform a careful inspection to find the cause of the leakage

Necessity of Basement Waterproofing
Basement waterproofing is used to prevent water from entering the basement of a house or other building. If you have a subsoil basement then you need to be concerned about basement waterproofing. Keeping the water out of your basement will limit the amount of mold and mildew that can occur in your basement area. The mold and mildew due to improperly waterproofed basement walls can cause illness and sickness in you and your family.Exterior Waterproofing
If you want a truly waterproof foundation, use the right products and a good drainage system. Damp proofing products are generally asphalt or tar based compounds sprayed on the foundation. Waterproofing compounds are different from damproofing.Exterior waterproofing prevents water from entering foundation walls therefore preventing the wicking and molding of building materials.