Trace specialise in structural waterproofing contracting design and installation, covering a wide variety of structures and scenarios. We provide expert waterproofing contracting taking total responsibility for the waterproofing, controlling all aspects of it to ensure a successful outcome. We design, supply, install, guarantee, insure and maintain waterproofing in-house, so there are no split liabilities.
Trace provide a comprehensive turn-key solution for New Build Structural Waterproofing Contractors. Our contractors design by CSSW qualified Designers, backed by professional indemnity insurance, installation by in-house skilled and trained operatives, we provide insured guarantees and in-house system maintenance to protect into the future. We provide a single point of responsibility for waterproofing. Learn more about our New Build Waterproofing Contractors here.
Trace have extensive experience in new construction contracting and also in addressing issues in new build basements on behalf of structural insurers. We have re-written technical guidance on behalf of insurers, changing the way that new build basement waterproofing is undertaken in the UK.
Structural Waterproofing Contractors to BS8102 standards
The principle design guide employed for basement waterproofing in the UK, Trace were one of only two Contractors serving on the update panel for the 2022 revision of the British Standard.
Structural Waterproofing Installation
The best Waterproofing design is only as good as those that install it. Trace staff undertake structural waterproofing work day in day out, and understand that we are providing an end result, not simply installing a material, there is a difference.
Qualified and Experienced Waterproofing Contractors
Trace's Contractors all hold CSSW, furthermore a CSSW examiner, a PCA registered Waterproofing Design Specialist (also vets candidates seeking to join that register). MRICS Chartered Surveyor - winner of CSSW award for highest exam marks. Designers include ex RAF Tornado propulsion & Navy nuclear submariner Engineers.
At Trace we are certainly passionate about the creation of awesome living spaces below ground, but we also understand the importance of delivering a space that will stay dry, backed by all of the necessary correspondence to deliver a return on the investment if and when the property is sold on.
Dealing with Failed Waterproofing Systems
Not something our Structural Waterproofing Contractors hope anyone ever has to deal with, but if you should have requirement, then Trace have extensive experience investigating and developing remedial schemes to address complex issues, often where multiple previous attempts have fallen short.
A lot of our work in this field has been undertaken on behalf of structural insurance companies, dealing with structures less than ten years old. We also see and address issues with basement conversions often undertaken by non-specialist trades.
Learn more about how our waterproofing contractors can deal with failed waterproofing systems here.
Image is a particularly severe example, dry following Trace works completed in 2014 (we still maintain the system).
Deck Waterproofing - Podiums and Buried Roof's.
Podium decks or buried roofs are essentially a form of flat roof which resides above a basement. They can be formed in a variety of structures have a variety of build-ups laid above them, from earth and soft landscaping (buried), to tiling, paving and macadam.
The design of systems to protect these structures against water ingress is a highly specialised field. Our Structural Waterproofing Contractors have over ten years experience in deck waterproofing design and install.
Image is of a Polyurea deck waterproofing application to a 1,200m2 podium deck.
Award winning experts in dealing with problems of moisture in buildings. Est 1974.
Contractors for Waterproofing System Maintenance
Cavity drainage waterproofing systems must be designed and constructed to be maintainable, and where appropriately maintained, this ensures that they continue to function and protect for the longer term.
Our Waterproofing Contractors look after the Waterproofing System that we install for the long term, using in-house directly employed staff. This ensures peace of mind for our Clients that their systems.
Find out more about our Waterproofing system maintenance expertise here.