Garage Waterproofing

We are a Garage Waterproofing company. Our expert team can repair or design entirely new garage waterproofing systems. All garages are different. That's why choosing award-winning Trace Basement Systems is your best choice for these types of jobs.

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Garage Waterproofing

Garages and external waterproofing

A typical garage build includes a concrete base and earth retaining walls formed with masonry. Masonry retaining walls are permeable, and typically these structures are tanked externally with adhesive bitumen sheet membranes or similar barrier based waterproofing systems.

Any barrier based waterproofing system must be perfect (100% free of defects) in order to exclude water, and where you combine a tanking membrane with such a permeable structure, there is complete reliance on the membrane in that the structure provides little resistance. Cont.


What grade of environment is required for a garage? How dry does it need to be? This is a decision for the Client, and principally dependent upon your intended use.


As per the photos on this page, we can finish garages to quite a higher standard, creating bright dry space.


While much of what we do in garages is remedial work, we can also design systems to ensure a dry bright space in new-build garages.

Leaky tanking.

If water pressure comes to bear upon defects in an external tanking membrane on a masonry structure, the result will be leakage and that is where remedial solutions are then required.

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Cavity drainage waterproofing for garages

Digging down external of a structure to try and locate defects in an external tanking barrier, typically isn't a practical or successful repair method (we often get called in after this has been attempted), and the solution is generally just to integrate cavity drainage waterproofing for a right first time solution. What we design then influences the finished product.

Example of a basic channel only system to address liquid water penetration / ingress:

We could not have successfully completed this project without a flexible and proactive contractor, able to continuously deliver results under pressure in what were often difficult working conditions. When issues arose Trace assisted wherever they could, including where those issues did not fall directly within their remit. I would have no hesitation in recommending Trace to prospective clients”

‘Trace completed all of the works identified in the main building to a very high standard’. ‘All of the lads on site have been excellent and it has been a pleasure to work with you all.’

"Thank you so much for your generous and expert advice on how to cost effectively resolve the damp challenges at 422. Your guidance to our team has been great and given them the information and direction they need to get on with the job. Also thank you for linking us to your materials supplier so they can be sourced economically". *charity work*

422 Community Hub

"I think this is the best CDM installation I have ever seen. I have seen a lot. Everything about it is textbook. It is neat, tidy, straight, square…. Just perfect and the care and attention taken to fix the plugs to the exact centres ready for further trades is nothing less than a work of art. In addition to this, the site management is top-notch also. Everything about the project gives massive credit to Trace and all who worked on this project".

Newton Waterproofing





Award winning experts in dealing with problems of moisture in buildings. Est 1974.



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