Ambleside Lake District home gets a waterproof basement extension

Ambleside Lake District home gets a waterproof basement extension

After being contacted by the main contractor, regarding a new built extension being built into a hillside home in Ambleside near Windermere in the Lake District, Wykamol attended to look at the site and to determine a scheme to waterproof the lower area against potential water coming in from the retaining hillside wall.

The first scenario was to ensure that any water entering the structure could be drained to a lower level.

But the Wykamol team first wanted to put in a cement based waterproofing render Unmortar to level the walls first and to also act as a barrier and stem any potential moisture coming in from the hillside.

Then a Type C Membrane System was to be installed and shown in the images, linked with a specialist perimeter channel system linking to a gravity drain.

As this was the contractors first job using this membrane system Wykamol were on site to guide and demonstrate the procedures for installation all the way through the project.

A total of 4 site visits were undertaken to ensure that the system could carry an insured warranty at the end of the project.

Being able to help on site and provide not only waterproof designs but also installation guidance is what sets Wykamol apart from other manufacturers.

No matter what size the project is the team at Wykamol can help and guide contractors to suitable waterproofing applications in all below ground applications.

Care must be taken though as sometimes Wykamol get called in too late after the structure is nearly complete and this can lead to complications with designs and installation.

Contact Wykamol as early as possible with any projects you have, and they can attend site and look at plans and provide a BS8102 approved design on your next project.

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