If you have an underground space that has water ingress and damp contact Drysafe for a survey.
Once we have identified the cause of the ingress we can advise on the cost and type of waterproofing or tanking solution to remedy the situation.
This type of treatment is required where external ground levels are higher than internal floor levels where walls are totally earth retaining, for example, within basements and cellars, subterranean vaulted areas that may be completely enclosed by earth or where adjacent structures or properties are constructed at different levels. The theory of structural waterproofing is to provide a water impervious, dry, decorative surface internally, retaining moisture or dampness or indeed free running water within the adjacent ground area. This type of structural waterproofing is often required where adjacent ground levels are slightly higher than internal floor levels and excavation or lowering of these levels is not practically possible.
Waterproof rendering can also be used in other situations where penetrating dampness cannot be avoided.
Multi-coat renders are cementitious renders modified with chemical additives and applied to the structure in several layers. Cementitious coatings are pre-mixed compounds supplied in powder form. Once mixed with water on site, the waterproofing slurry is then applied in one or two coats to a previously applied base coat, which can then be covered by a further render coat creating a ‘sandwich’ effect.
The membrane system is a complete range of products which can be used together to solve many of today’s problems in both new and old construction.
The membrane system can easily deal with progressive ground water conditions where basements are liable to flooding, or indeed where simple dampness, contamination or salting problems are prevalent.
Where the system is being installed to cope with capillary held moisture, this can be done without the need for elaborate drainage facilities. However when dealing with free water, or if there is a risk of water damage, then a suitable drainage facility must be incorporated within the system. This could e channels cut into the floor, soakaways, sumps, and mechanical pumps.
Depending upon the system installed, options are available with regards to how the walls/floors can be finished. With wall applications the membrane, once installed, can be plastered or prepared in readiness for a dry lining system. Floor membranes, once installed, can be finished with either a screed or a ‘floating’ timber floor.
We approached Drysafe with a damp proofing requirement and they have been absolute stars from start to finish!
From initially meeting us at the property to explain what could be done, then overcoming changes in spec requirements with no drama no hassle what so ever !
Staying in constant contact, arranging a date to start and appearing on time, working flat out and finishing the job to a high spec, they arrived each, cleaned up each day and were a pleasure to have on site.
Thanks Guys really, really appreciated!
Tom and his colleague Orry were brilliant! Tom is knowledgeable, thorough in his assessment, super pleasant, amenable and professional. Whilst the work was noisy (nature of the job – damp proof course and membrane installation) Tom and Orry were efficient and clean. I would highly recommend Drysafe for quality of work, advice given and delivery of the end product. Thanks Guys, looking forward to a warm and dry winter!
Professional, knowledgeable, polite, tidy, did what they said they would do when they said they would do it. I cannot recommend Drysafe Construction more highly.
We were extremely grateful to Mike for giving up some of his Saturday to undertake the inspection and we found the recommendations incredibly helpful.
I’ve been really impressed with all that you guys have provided, especially Mike’s willingness to give us the extra advice whilst he was at the cottage…
Thank you very much for having a look at this property, I found the report very helpful and informative. If I come across any damp problems in the future I wouldn’t hesitate to contact you. Thank you very much for all your help
Thank you so much for an excellent service all-round, we will recommend you highly!
Thank you so much for getting back to us at such short notice and with such detail. We intend on doing something over the course of the coming months. It is so refreshing to meet a company that is local, approachable, customer orientated and easy to talk to!
Thank you for the report and the excellent service.
It was a pleasure to meet Mike and he did an awesome job.
Thank you for all your time and trouble over the last couple of years. I’ll be recommending you whenever the opportunity arises.
Thank you ever so much. I was very impressed with Mike and the service offered by your Company.