Tapco HomeDry Basement Waterproofing in Portsmouth
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Basement Waterproofing Specialist in Portsmouth
For the past 50 years, we have been helping Portsmouth property owners to transform their homes and uncover more space with professional basement waterproofing. Rather than moving house, we recommend making the most of unused space in your home by converting your basement or cellar into a usable living space.
This process is cost-effective and will add value to your home. It’s also non-disruptive to the residents as there is no digging or deep excavations required. We can waterproof your basement from the inside, ensuring that your converted space remains dry and safe from water ingress from the ground and walls.
Basement waterproofing in Portsmouth
Waterproofing basements is just one of the things we are known for at Tapco Homedry. We’re the experts in making structures watertight and protecting from damp and water ingress. Damp is a common problem throughout the UK due to the high rainfall, poor ventilation in homes and cold weather.
Most people are familiar with the role of damp proofing to help prevent rising damp getting into your home. This method is ineffective for basement waterproofing due to something known as hydrostatic pressure. The water from the earth around your home is pressurised by the weight of the earth and this will try to move to an area with lower pressure. And this might include your basement.
Even if the structure looks solid, water can penetrate through the tiny pores in your home building materials. It can work its way through bricks and concrete floors and walls and accumulate in your basement space. When this happens, mould and mildew can develop, making your basement space an unhealthy and unpleasant space to spend your time.
Basement waterproofing methods
If you’re thinking about renovating your home with a basement conversion, speak to our experts first. We can advise you on the best methods for basement waterproofing in Portsmouth. We offer a number of methods and will help you to choose the right one for your home.
This could include painting a waterproofing slurry on the walls and floor of your basement before your renovation. Or it could include the use of impermeable membranes that channel the water to a pump to keep it out of your basement space. Whatever method you choose, you can be confident that it will prevent water ingress and help to keep your basement space warm, dry and well-insulated.
Why choose Tapco Homedry?
We’re local basement waterproofing experts in Portsmouth. We have been doing this for the past 50 years and know how to advise homeowners on the right options for their basement space. If you’re not sure which option is right for you, we can visit your home and carry out a comprehensive survey. We’ll then deliver our recommendations so you can make an informed choice.
Is basement waterproofing a requirement?
If you would like to convert your basement into a living space, waterproofing will be required to protect your investment. Without this essential step, you run the risk of ruining your flooring, wallpaper, paintwork, trim, furniture and possessions. While your basement might not look damp, you can guarantee that water will be able to get through if you don’t take the appropriate measures.
Can I waterproof my basement from the inside?
Yes, it is possible to waterproof a basement from the inside. The method is advisable for structures that have already been built, as this means you won’t need to dig into your foundations. Basement waterproofing from the inside is just as effective and also less disruptive to the homeowner.
How do you waterproof a damp basement?
There are a few ways to waterproof an already damp basement. We can either coat the walls and floor with a waterproofing slurry, or use impermeable membranes to cover the walls and floor and then direct the water into channels where it can be pumped out of your home. Next, we can address the existing damp and make sure there is no structural damage to your home as a result of the damp.
Who needs basement waterproofing?
You should consider basement waterproofing before any renovation where you plan to convert the basement into a living space. If you have a large basement, you could consider building a new bedroom, a secondary living space, an office, a gym or even a home cinema. Some people will even choose to have basement waterproofing carried out so they can simply use the space for storage. This will help to keep your possessions safe from water damage, no matter the season.
We can assist with basement waterproofing at any stage in the construction process. Whether you are building a new home and want to make sure your basement is functional from the start, or you’re converting the basement in an older home, we can help. It doesn’t matter if the basement is already damp, we can assist with getting it up to the right standards for habitation.