London Waterproofing Solutions Ltd are cellar conversion and waterproofing specialists covering London and the Home Counties.
The recent bad weather and severe flooding in many parts of the UK have identified some severe problem with the efficacy of the water protection measures in many properties. When it comes to penetration of ground water, then this is a much more difficult problem to deal with and requires specialist help.
At London Waterproofing Solutions we have the skills and expertise in the control of dampness and ground water ingress. As a family business, we use our own highly skilled, CSSW qualified surveyors, and fully trained technicians. We are not general builders and work only in our specialised field so you can be assured of a personal and professional service.
Basement Waterproofing Tailored to Your Requirements
Many thousands of properties in the UK have unused potential in the form of cellars and underground storage spaces. More recently the unusually heavy rainfall has caused flooding basements in several areas across London. If you have a large basement area you want to turn into additional living space, or a small coal vault or cellar to be used as additional storage, we can help.
Waterproofing of any below ground structure must comply with the requirements of BS8102:2022 (The code of practice for the protection of below ground structures from water from the ground). This code of practice makes clear the requirements for waterproofing design and installation as well as the types of system and products that can be used.
All our work carries a 10 year guarantee, which can be underwritten with an independent insurer (GPI) giving additional peace of mind. All guarantees are transferable in the event of a sale of the property.
During our survey we will discuss your requirements, how you will be using the space and assess the construction. Once this is done, we will send a detailed report and quotation for the installation. Our surveys are free of charge, so why not give us a call on 020 7458 4655 and see how we can help.
Architects & Developers
When BS8102 was revised in 2009, one of the key additions was the requirement for a CSSW qualified surveyor to be involved with the design team to advise on the waterproofing for any basement construction.
The latest revision was in March 2022 which has added further clarification on continuity of waterproofing, particularly with multi level basements, as well as the crossover with ground gas protection.
Along with BS8102 there are often additional requirements from warranty providers regarding waterproofing. Some, such as NHBC, require two methods of waterproofing to be installed. This is often in the form of waterproof concrete construction (Type B) as well as an internal cavity drain system (Type C).
Whether you are constructing a new property, or renovating an old one, we can assist you in the design and installation process. Contact us now on 020 7458 4655 to discuss your requirements with one of our surveyors.
Once you have decided to convert or waterproof your unused basement or repair an existing conversion, we offer you the following service.
A full survey of the proposed conversion/repair by a fully qualified CSSW surveyor. (certificated Surveyor In Structural Waterproofing) Our surveyor will listen to your requirement, advise you on the true potential of the conversion and most efficient use of the space, and advise on different waterproofing methods in accordance with BS.8102:2022. (Code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground). Our surveyor will then prepare a full and comprehensive report with an accurate quotation for the conversion. This is carried out free of charge.
Your Questions Answered
After our initial survey, your surveyor will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have with regard to the waterproofing/conversion. Your surveyor will also be happy to return to your property to explain the report fully if required.
Agree Project Start Date
If you are happy to proceed with the works a date of commencement will be agreed. Our technicians will arrive on site accompanied by your surveyor. The full conversion work will then be carried out to the highest standard by our fully qualified and experienced technicians. This will be overseen by your own dedicated surveyor and our works manager to ensure smooth running of the project.
10 Year Guarantee
On completion of the project to your satisfaction you will be issued with a full 10 year warranty
5 Star Average Client Feedback on Independent Websites
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Pam Winkworth, 5th August 2014
How a company should be run
Graham Erickson, 21st September 2016
Major Damp Issue in Basement
James Heale, 21st September 2016
Elisabeth Lecourt, 24th April 2015
Ruth Douglas, 16th September 2014
Membrane in a new basement
Allan McClune, 16th March 2015
Heather Butensky, 2nd April 2015
Toby Bourne, 5th February 2015
CLAIRE LUKMANJI, 29th June 2014
Carolyn Anderson, 6th November 2014
Basement Flat Damp Issue
Juman Kubba, 6th January 2015
Reasons to Choose London Waterproofing Solutions
✓ Over 80 years experience
✓ Member of the PCA
✓ Written guarantees on all work carried out
✓ Family run business
✓ All work in accordance with BS.8102:2022
✓ Free initial survey by a fully qualified CSSW surveyor
Our promise to you
For your peace of mind we are fully insured and hold the following policies
✓ Public Liability
✓ 10 Years Warranty
✓ Fully qualified CSSW surveyor
✓ 10 year guarantee on installation
✓ We are approved TUG contractors
✓ Full public liability insurance