Basement Waterproofing

Why is basement waterproofing important?


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WHat is Basement Waterproofing?

The need for basement waterproofing is very common in wet countries like this one. Basements usually lie below the water table, which means they are susceptible to the hydrostatic pressure of ground water against the walls and floor, and this can often render a basement uninhabitable.

If you are considering a basement conversion then ensuring that your basement is water tight is essential.

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BASEMENT waterproofing systems

The best way to waterproof a basement can vary. From modern basement waterproofing systems to more traditional methods such as basement tanking, every technique has its place, and the experts at Wise Basement Systems will figure out the best waterproofing solution for you.

HOW DOES Modern basement waterproofing WORK?

In a modern basement waterproofing system, water and moisture are controlled, managed and channelled using drainage systems, such as water guard and drytrak, in combination with wall waterproofing membranes and advanced sump pumps.

These systems combine to divert any water ingress into a drainage channel before being pump 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. This leaves a clean, dry and habitable basement.

What is basement tanking ?

Tanking a basement involves creating a physical barrier to prevent water ingress. This barrier usually takes the form of waterproof cement or some other type of lining such as tanking slurry. Tanking has been a popular waterproofing method for decades and, depending on the structure and the grade of waterproofing desired, it can be an excellent way to prevent water entering a space below ground level.

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Professional basement waterproofing

At Wise Basement Systems, our aim is to help you waterproof your basement step-by-step from design to completion. As a leading basement waterproofing contractor, 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 experienced and fully 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 dry
  • Organise regular inspections to ensure the system is working as designed

With all the above and the backing of our 10-year basement & cellar guarantee, you can have complete peace of mind that your basement is in the best possible hands.

Contact us for a waterproof basement

If you are looking for professional help to achieve a waterproof basement then call Wise Basement Systems on 0808 256 4538 or contact your local branch.

Alternatively, click the button below to book a basement waterproofing survey.

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