Basement Waterproofing Regulations

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Waterproofing to BSI Standards

When it comes to basement waterproofing, BS 8102:2022 from the British Standards Institute (BSI.) is the go-to code of practice for any serious contractor.

In summary, BS 8102:2022 is a design document that provides ‘best practise’ guidelines for the use of:

  • Waterproof barrier materials that are applied to the surface of the structure
  • Integrally watertight design and construction
  • Drained internal cavity construction, with or without sump and pump.

Although these guidelines are not UK law, BS 8102 standards are widely recognised and any basement waterproofing contractor that failed to adhere to them would have a difficult time in court in the event of any litigation.

Basement waterproofing Types

British Standard BS 8102:2022 categories all manner of basement waterproofing systems into 3 different waterproofing types (A, B & C):

  • Type A Waterproofing – Barrier Protection (Tanking)
    External, Sandwiched or Internal
  • Type B Waterproofing – Structurally Integral Protection
    Usually to the relevant British Standard and of reinforced concrete structure
  • Type C Waterproofing – Drained Protection
    Cavity Drain Membranes and Construction Drained Cavities

With regards to the services we offer at Wise Basement Systems; Type A would include basement tanking, Type B would focus mainly on basement waterproofing in construction, and Type C would include most of our internal waterproofing such as wall waterproofing, drainage systems and sump pumps.

BS 8102:2022 also grades waterproofing systems on how they are expected to work and function.

more on Waterproofing Grades & types 

Things to note within the basement waterproofing regulations

Before any work can commence, any basement waterproofing or basement conversion plans must be submitted in full to your local authority so they can assess them to make sure they fall under the regulations of BS 8102:2022.

Also within section 4.2 of BS 8102:2022, it is recommended that “ The inclusion of a Waterproofing Specialist is recognised to offer the best chance of success and specialists should be a Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) and/or a certified Waterproofing Design Specialist (WDS)."

With years of structural waterproofing experience, Wise Basement Systems understand all the problems that may arise throughout your basement waterproofing works. Also, as approved Property Care Association (PCA), we have the experience and qualifications to deal with any basement or cellar waterproofing issues.

Why Choose Wise?

Not only do Wise Basement Systems adhere to all the proper rules and regulations, our surveyors are also among the most experienced and qualified in the industry.

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If you are planning a basement conversion, or just want the underground space in your property to be waterproof, then you need to book a survey with Wise Basement Systems.

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