Why do so many people have waterproofing problems, could it be that it's not being designed & installed properly?

In the last month 21 people have visited our website, inputting search terms suggesting that they have problems in their basement, and we are but one company in an industry of many.  Some examples being:

  • "basement tanking failure"
  • "waterproofing failing"
  • "remedy failed tanking systems".

Why is this?  The answer in our own opinion, is that there are many who are designing and installing waterproofing systems without the necessary understanding and experience to make systems work in any given site and structure, and we often find ourselves picking up the pieces where failures do occur.

We have hundreds and hundreds of trouble free installations dating back to the 80's, but then we are waterproofing design and installation specialists...

The British Standard 8102 (2009) Code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground, now includes a section on 'DesignTeam', which advises Architects or those managing projects, to involve a waterproofing design specialist at the earliest stages.

Good advice, which is designed to prevent problems.

For the consumer considering basement conversions, be careful who you employ and even if this is not Trace, you can certainly make use of the guidance on our website which is designed as a resource for those that seek quality installations, good service and guarantee protection.

We are happy to discuss any such topics with you and welcome your enquiries if you do have issues, or wish to avoid them.

Before and after shot of a failed tanking system successfully remedied by Trace Basement Systems

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