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Damp proofing the Iconic Tower Bridge with Newton

Damp proofing the Iconic Tower Bridge with Newton

Newton Waterproofing products have been used at the famous Tower Bridge in London after an investigation into why the Bridge Master’s Quarters was suffering from damp.

After landscaping contractor Maylim excavated the site, they discovered that the structure had no effective damp proofing protection. Newton Specialist Contractor ASF Waterproofing were brought in to install new damp proofing measures to solve the issue.

Approaching the project in two phases, ASF Waterproofing used multiple products to effectively damp proof both inside and outside the building. ASF correctly prepared and cleaned the internal surfaces wall surfaces at the start of phase one, before installing a new damp proof course by injecting Newton 804-DPC into the walls at regular intervals, then sealing the holes with Newton 313-WP. The walls were then smoothed with a new internal render, ready for Newton 103-S to be quickly and easily sprayed to provide a final barrier to water.

For phase two, the ASF team focused on the external walls of the structure, preparing and cleaning the surface before applying a new external render coat. Then, the wall was thoroughly waterproofed with four coats of the flexible, resilient Newton 109-LM. The waterproofing began at 1-metre below ground level and extended all the way up to the existing windowsills to ensure the building was completely protected externally.

As a result, thanks to their meticulous attention to detail and high standard of installation, ASF Waterproofing were able to provide both the contractor and the client with a high quality and comprehensive damp proofing solution. The City of London Corporation was then able to hand over the building to the new lease holder, safe in the knowledge that it is well protected from damp.

“We would like to record our thanks and appreciation for the damp proofing work that ASF Waterproofing undertook at Maylim’s One Tower Bridge Project.

The service provided far exceeded the norm; from the initial contact, through to installation and delivery. Your approach, attitude and the quality of the Newton Waterproofing materials used were first class, and we would have no hesitation in recommending you in the future.” – Gerard Purcell, Commercial Director at Maylim.

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