Structural Waterproofing

Structural Waterproofing is a general term used to describe waterproofing any structure, but in the property preservation industry the term is reserved for waterproofing systems applied to structures with earth retaining walls. Examples of structures ABS Basement Systems would apply structural waterproofing to include:

  • Basements
  • Cellars
  • New Build Properties
  • Underground Car Parks
  • Garages
  • Tunnels

For this reason, “structural waterproofing” usually deals with water ingress problems below ground level whereas “damp proofing” deals with problems at ground level or above.

What are the benefits of structural waterproofing?

In these tougher economic times, waterproofing basements and cellars has become increasingly popular, as adding extra room to the home can often be more affordable or convenient than moving. Converting a damp and unusable basement or cellar can be an astonishingly economical way of increasing the living or storage space of the property.

It is not only domestic properties can benefit from structural waterproofing though. Commercial basements and cellars can also help businesses by giving them extra office and storage space.

What are the benefits of structural waterproofing?

Put simply, structural waterproofing needs to be installed with the utmost accuracy. All too often, ABS Basement Systems witness technical structural waterproofing products that have been installed by people without the necessary experience and qualifications, and this always results failure.

It is vitally important to appoint qualified and accredited professionals to survey and undertake any structural waterproofing job on your property. Any problems resulting from poorly installed waterproofing can have serious consequences.

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