Delta Membrane Systems helped renovate a damp residential basement at a Victorian detached property in Altrincham, Manchester.
Built around 1850, the property’s extensive basements consisted of: hallway, three chamber rooms, storeroom and wine cellar.
The project required sympathetic renovation, the property retaining a wealth of impressive original features including deep skirting boards, cornicing’s, mouldings, windows and shutters.
Contractors, Timberwise were called to inspect the basement’s damp issues and ensure the renovation would incorporate BS 8102:2009, under which all basements should be constructed to cope with groundwater levels up to the full height of the basement.
Structural waterproofing preserves the integrity of a structure whilst ensuring the usefulness of the building for present and future use.
The Delta Cavity Drain Membrane System was installed allowing water to continue to penetrate through the wall where the flow could be controlled within the air gap between the Cavity Drainage Membrane and the wall.
Perimeter drainage channel manages the flow of the water through to a suitable drainage point or sump pump.
Prior to installation of the Type C Cavity Drain Membrane, an application of Koster Polysil TG 500 anti-lime surface primer was applied to all new concrete surfaces.
A Delta PowerMaxx battery back-up and AlertMaxx2 Wi-fi enabled alarm was installed to complement the system.
A Delta Dual V3 sump pump system was installed to keep the area underneath the building dry and to prevent it from flooding.
Timberwise transformed what was a damp unused basement into a dry habitable living area. The customer was left fully satisfied with the end result. Having installed the system Timberwise provided the customer with a 10 year guarantee.
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