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Basement waterproofing

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Basement waterproofing issues are a very common problem in wet countries like Scotland. As basements and cellars often lie below the water table, they are susceptible to the pressure of ground water against the walls and floor that can often render a basement or cellar uninhabitable.

If it is the case that you are considering a basement conversion or cellar conversion, then ensuring that your basement is water tight is essential. Without adequate basement waterproofing, your basement will be susceptible to ground water movement to the internal surfaces.

Options for basement waterproofing

Basement waterproofing options vary from a blend of modern basement waterproofing systems to more traditional methods such as basement tanking or external basement waterproofing. All these techniques have their place and the experts at Wise Basement Systems will figure out the best waterproofing solution for you.

Modern basement waterproofing

With modern basement waterproofing systems, water and moisture is controlled, managed  and channelled using modern drainage systems such as water guard and drytrak in combination with advanced air gap wall waterproofing membranes and advanced sump pumps below floor level. These systems will divert water to our drainage system then channel and pump water away from the basement. The result is a lowering of the level of the water table and an ease of pressure on the basement walls.

Tradional tanking methods

Tanking is a basement and cellar waterproofing method that creates a barrier preventing water ingress into a property. This barrier usually takes the form of waterproof cement or some other type of lining or slurry. Tanking has been a popular waterproofing method for decades and while it is not without its potential issues it will prevent water entering a space below ground level when it installed properly into an appropriate space.

Professional basement waterproofing

At Wise Basement Systems, our aim is to help you by taking responsibility for your basement waterproofing step by step from design to completition utilising the correct basement waterproofing technique for your property.  As leading providers of basement waterproofing solutions, we have years of experience and the backing of many different professional memberships such as the Property Care Association (PCA) and the Structural Waterproofing Association with all our basement system surveyors trained to CSSW (Certified Surveyor of Structural Waterproofing) standards. 

Our basement waterproofing approach

Our fully experienced and qualified surveyors and technicians will:

  • Inspect your basement and discuss your needs
  • Determine the cause of your wet basement
  • Propose a basement waterproofing solution with a full specification and method statement
  • Carry out the most appropriate basement waterproofing solution ensuring that the basement is left water free
  • Organise regular inspections to ensure the system is working as designed
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Coupled with a 10 year basement & cellar guarantee, you can have peace of mind that we will have the right solution for your basement.

Contact us about basement waterproofing

For further information and help on basement waterproofing or if you are looking for professional help, call Wise Basement Systems on 0808 256 4538 or click to contact your local branch.

Alternatively, click to contact us online or to find out about our basement & cellar surveys.



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Basement waterproofing systems

For a better overview of the different basement waterproofing systems available, check out our basement waterproofing systems guide.

Basement waterproofing systems

Basement waterproofing products

Basement waterproofing products

Check out the range of basement waterproofing products that we use to help tailor the right basement waterproofing solution for you.

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Basement waterproofing regulations

Stay on the right side of the law but ensuring that your basement conversion follows the officials rules and regulations

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Additional information

  • Basement conversion:  From design to finish, find out the steps involved to convert your basement from design to reality
  • Sump pumps: Find out why a sump pump is import and why our sump pumps are the best in the market.
  • Wall Waterproofing: Explore the different wall waterproofing options to tailor your basement and cellar for your needs.
  • Floor waterproofing:  Discover your unique basement floor waterproofing options that can transform your basement into a beautiful, dry and comfortable area.