Newton Specialist Basement Contractor Trace Basements Wins Project of the Year Award at Property Care Association (PCA) Ceremony

Newton Specialist Basement Contractor Trace Basements Wins Project of the Year Award at Property Care Association (PCA) Ceremony

Newton Specialist Basement Contractor Trace Basements has been recognised by the Property Care Association (PCA) at its annual awards ceremony, held at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

Trace Basements secured the prestigious Project of the Year Award, judged by an independent panel of judges. The project was a remedial scheme addressing failed waterproofing in a complex structure with multiple ground retaining storeys and split level decks above.

James Hockey of Trace Basements, said: “We are thrilled to have won this award and to be recognised by the high standards set out by the PCA.”

Stephen Hodgson, Chief Executive of the PCA, said: “This is a highly prestigious award and the PCA are honoured to give it to Trace Basements.”

Project Details
Complex remedial structural waterproofing project in Lancashire consisting of six side by side garages into a hillside, three with first floor store rooms over, and split level decks (parking & gardens) above. The original contractor had included little in the way of waterproofing to the decks and water penetrated from above. Additionally the reinforced concrete retaining wall was treated with unsupported asphalt tanking, and penetration also occurred through that. Typically, remedial cementitious tanking had been applied here and there but with no success.

Consultation with Newton’s Technical Department
Working with Newton’s technical department, Trace Basements produced a bespoke design including internal Type C Newton System 500 Cavity Drain, external Type A waterproofing including Newton 101F flexible cementitious slurry and the award winning Newton FlexProof-NV to compile a robust waterproofing design encompassing the retaining basements, flat podium decks and a green roof.

This project had an added complexity in that there was no possibility to obtain continuity between the internal and external systems because of the hillside and roadway at higher level and so the internal and external systems had to be overlapped, as far as was viable. Following consultation with Newton’s technical dept, Trace’s technical detail was able to solve the problem

“We were thrilled to be presented with the PCA Project of the Year award for this project. The complex solution incorporated a spectrum of Newton products – and it would not have possible without the technical support from David Bucknell, Technical Director at Newtons, and the information provided to produce and implement the design.” – James Hockey, Director, Trace Basements

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