Basements, Vaults and Cellars
Converting damp cellars, basements and other spaces below ground level into dry rooms can be a cost-effective and highly rewarding way of extending a home or utilising space within an existing property.
Liquatek Ltd specialise in the provision of waterproofing systems that are installed to upgrade existing basement rooms, waterproof new buildings or convert damp, unused spaces below ground into dry habitable rooms. We have worked on lots of residential properties where basements and cellars have been converted to provide additional living space, in turn adding value to homes. We also specialise in commercial properties in London where we have worked on numerous vaults.
Structural waterproofing below ground is a highly specialised operation and must be undertaken by contractors and designers who have the requisite levels of skill, understanding and experience. Failures resulting from inadequate specifications or poor workmanship can be very costly. Being specialists in structural waterproofing, Liquatek are able to work with our clients to design suitable waterproofing solutions.
Our surveyors have gained the C.S.S.W. qualification (Certified Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing) and have years of experience in the design and implementation of waterproofing systems.
Waterproofing in existing underground structures can be undertaken using a choice of waterproofing systems, also known as ‘Tanking’, depending on the specific requirements of the property. One option is installing a Cavity Drain Membrane system, the membranes direct any water entering the structure into drainage channels, the channels then allow water to be directed to sump/pumps or drains so that it can be removed safely from the building. A second option is the application of cementitious multi-coat renders, this form of waterproofing provides an unbroken barrier to water.
Liquatek offer 10-year Company Guarantees for all Waterproofing Work, which can be Insurance Backed by Specialist Building Guarantees Ltd (SBG) Only companies vetted by SBG for technical competence and financial stability are able to offer these insurance backed guarantees.
”John Newton and Company Ltd are proud to have Liquatek as members of our Newton Specialist Basement Contractor scheme. Liquatek always display the highest level of technical competence in the design and installation of our Newton System 500 and we have no hesitation in recommending them in all aspects of structural waterproofing works.”