Tapco HomeDry Basement Waterproofing in Twickenham
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Basement Waterproofing Specialist in Twickenham
Tapco Homedry are your local experts in basement waterproofing. If you’re looking to expand your home and convert a basement into a warm and welcoming space, you need professional basement waterproofing to protect your investment. Basement spaces are common in UK homes, but they aren’t always ready to be turned into a functional living space. We can help change that and allow you to create a warm and inviting space.
For the past 50 years, we’ve been helping customers to waterproof their homes so they can realise the full potential of their property. We use the latest techniques to protect your home from water ingress, so you can go ahead with your basement conversion with confidence.
Basement waterproofing in Twickenham
Looking for basement waterproofing near you? We’re the local experts in protecting structures from water ingress. We use the latest tools and techniques to insulate and damp proof basement so that you can realise the full potential of your home. Waterproofing is an essential first step in your basement conversion.
We can help you to create a watertight space that will reduce the risk of damp, mould and mildew buildup. This will pave the way for you to convert your basement into a secondary living space, a guest bedroom, an office, a gym or even a home cinema. Protect your investment by making sure your space will not become damp.
Popular waterproofing systems
Most people are familiar with the process of damp proof courses to protect a home from rising damp. However, this method isn’t effective for waterproofing a basement space. This is because the space below ground level is subject to something known as hydrostatic pressure. This is when the pressure of groundwater forces itself through the small pores in your home structure and allows it to pool at the lowest point in your home.
Without waterproofing, your basement will be at risk of damp, mould and mildew build up. It will also be more difficult to keep warm and comfortable. Through waterproofing, you can create a dry and inviting space for your whole family to enjoy.
Can you waterproof an old basement?
Yes, it is possible to waterproof an old basement and this is recommended if you are planning to convert the space into a living space. Your basement may have been given a waterproofing treatment in the past, but this might not have been the most effective method, or the method may have failed over time. To be sure that your basement won’t be at risk of damp, mould or mildew, we recommend professional basement waterproofing.
Can I waterproof my basement myself?
We wouldn’t advise going down the DIY route, as there is a high risk that you could do something wrong and leave your basement vulnerable to water ingress. If you convert a basement following a DIY waterproofing treatment, there is the risk it could fail, which could cause damage to your flooring and furniture.
Can you waterproof the inside of a basement?
Yes, it is certainly possible to waterproof a basement from the inside. This method is particularly effective as it will avoid the need to dig into the foundations to apply waterproofing methods from the outside. We coat the walls and floor with a special slurry and allow this to dry. Once dried, it provides an impermeable membrane to help prevent moisture from getting through.
How do you waterproof a damp basement?
The process for waterproofing a basement will depend on the stage of construction. If the property is still being built and you plan to use the basement space, it should be waterproofed during construction from the outside. If you are converting a basement in an existing property, you will need to waterproof the structure from the inside. This will avoid the need for deep excavations.
To waterproof a basement from the inside, we apply a cementitious structural waterproofing slurry to the floors and walls. This helps to block any holes that might allow moisture to enter. We can also use high-density, polyethylene studded membranes applied to the walls and floor. This directs water into channels where it can be pumped out of your home. We will help you to select the right waterproofing approach for your property following a home survey.