Manchester Basement Conversion Firms stuck in the 90′s

I just wrote a post on my www.basementwaterproofingexpert.co.uk blog relating to discussions with a local supplier, who advised me that Manchester basement conversion firms are building in risk to systems by omitting battery back-up, this on the basis that clients … Continue reading

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TRACE Win Third Consecutive PCA Project of the Year Award (2015).

We attended the Property Care Association awards dinner this week held at Cambridge University, with high hopes of winning our third project of the year award, and thankfully the judges picked our entry: Trace win Project Of The Year of … Continue reading

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TRACE, CONSTRUCTIONLINE AND ACCLAIM ACCREDITATION

We are delighted to announce that Trace are now part of Constructionline, including the associated Acclaim Accreditation for Health & Safety, also meeting the Design & Build criteria where Trace specify the works. Constructionline is the UK’s largest register for pre-qualified contractors … Continue reading

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Basement Service Penetrations, how bad can it be?

An example of substantial water ingress and flooding, via unsealed service pipe penetrations. See my blog post at: http://basementwaterproofingexpert.co.uk/2015/03/10/service-penetrations-how-bad-can-it-be/

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Sat in a Muddy Hole in the Ground for Three Months (quality pump)!

We have used various pumps over the years, however now employ pumps supplied by Newton Waterproofing. One such example involves a temporary automatic 110v site pump, which we have had in place on a site where a retrofit land drain … Continue reading

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A blog post on my www.basementwaterproofingexpert.co.uk site discussing the implications of the new NHBC Basement Standard – 5.4 Waterproofing of Basements and Other Below Ground Structures. Article on the new NHBC Basement Waterproofing Standard. James

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Failed Tanking and Broken Business Models

Another post on my http://basementwaterproofingexpert.co.uk/ blog. This post relates to the numerous failed cementitious slurry tanking systems that we deal with and the fact that in many cases, these are installed by non-specialist contractors backed by suppliers that provide an … Continue reading

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The Déjà Vu Basement Conversion that Lost the Sale / £25k Property Value.

This is a link to a basement conversion related article that I’ve just published on my blog at www.basementwaterproofingexpert.co.uk http://basementwaterproofingexpert.co.uk/2014/10/31/the-deja-vu-basement-conversion-that-lost-the-sale-25k-property-value/  

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Why Podium Deck Waterproofing Systems Fail

This is a link to an article that I’ve just published on my blog at www.basementwaterproofingexpert.co.uk Why Podium Deck Waterproofing Systems Fail

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They always come around in the end, ultimately, everybody will.

We’ve just signed off on remedial works addressing failed external tanking in a series of houses where the homeowners were initially (and understandably), very resistant to the concept of cavity drainage waterproofing.  For the uninitiated, cavity drainage involves the use … Continue reading

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