Waterproofing in Construction

Integrating waterproofing systems into to new-build projects

waterproofing in New Buildings 

A great deal of care and attention to detail is required when choosing a waterproofing system for a new-build. Failure to make the correct decisions can have a major impact on the structural integrity of the building in the future. This makes hiring a waterproofing contractor with the correct experience and qualifications absolutely essential.

At Wise Basement Systems, we have experience and expertise when it comes to designing and implementing integrated waterproofing systems into new-build homes and commercial properties.

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Waterproofing a new-build: In Pictures

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The property above was a new home built into the side of a hill. This resulted in two sides of the property having large earth retaining walls.

Earth retaining walls always require careful waterproofing consideration due to the potential build-up of hydrostatic pressure. During bad weather, the earth surrounding the property can become so saturated that water ingress, cracks, and leaks can begin to appear in the walls of the property. By installing the correct preventative measures, Wise Basement Systems will shut out any potential damp or water damage.

In this case, our team has opted to excavate the earth surrounding the property and install internal and external membranes along with an internal drainage system before relaying the excavated earth.

Water Attenuation and SuDS

When it comes to waterproofing and construction on of the first things to consider is the protection of the drainage around the site from flooding due to excess surface water. SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) allows construction sites to manage water at a rate that the surrounding drains can adequately handle, thereby preventing a flood.

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More specialist Services

Wise Basement Systems can do so much more than simply install your waterproofing system. We are a complete waterproofing contractor that can be with you every step of the way from initial consultancy and design, right through to installation and beyond. Check out the links below to see what we can do for you.

Waterproofing consultancy

Could your project benefit from the experienced experts at Wise? Our qualified specialists will provide the guidance and technical knowledge that your project requires.


Waterproofing Design

Working with architects and other members of the design team, Wise Basement Systems can design, plan and install a bespoke waterproofing system for your project.


Talk to our structural waterproofing specialists

If you are looking for professional help, whatever the size or scope of the job, call Wise Basement Systems on 08082564538 or click to contact your local branch.

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