WATERPROOFING HELP & ADVICE
We've spent over 100 years researching, learning and developing the most effective ways to prevent and manage water ingress and damp. Here's a useful directory of explanations, information and advice to help you protect your property. Need more help? Call us or email!
The Newton Guide to Waterproofing
Understand the issues and get it right first time
This really useful guide helps you quickly understand waterproofing and damp proofing - what’s involved, what’s important and how to ensure a successful outcome.
It also provides a showcase for our waterproofing, damp proofing and deck waterproofing products and helps you find the right solution, quickly and easily.
Structural Waterproofing Tips & Advice
Newton provide complete structural waterproofing solutions for both new and existing buildings to protect the entire structure from water. Ranging from the smallest domestic projects, to high-end residential properties, commercial buildings and extensive civil projects, the Newton name is synonymous with comprehensive technical design, superior materials and expert installation.
Reinforced concrete, when designed and installed correctly, is already waterproof. But water will always follow the path of least resistance. Good concrete waterproofing design therefore focuses on the gaps in the structure. Here is how to protect a structure from leaks.
Basement Waterproofing Tips & Advice
Newton provide waterproofing systems for cellars and basements, with nationwide registered contractors. Our products and systems are British Standard compliant, and we can provide guaranteed design and installation. Whether you are an architect, developer or homeowner, we can help.
In order to create a living space out of an existing basement, the property will need to be waterproofed to a level that complies with British Standard 8102:2009. Newton provide extensive products for waterproofing cellars and basements which are compliant with this Standard, plus guarantees for the design and contractors.
The key when waterproofing a basement conversion is to choose the right products to achieve the degree of waterproofing required for the intended use of the basement. If it is to become a living space then a full waterproofing system would be needed, and we can advise you of the best products to achieve this.
As a rule of thumb, if the damp is in a basement, and/or there are earth retaining walls, then a full waterproofing system is required to manage water entering the building. If the damp problems are entirely above ground, a damp proofing system would be suitable.
The waterproofing method chosen for a new-build basement requires careful consideration as using the wrong system could lead to failure. Newton provide British Standard compliant waterproofing solutions for new basements and a full design service, plus guaranteed installation via our nationwide registered contractors.
When designing a waterproofing solution for buildings in accordance with BS 8102, architects and contractors should consider using more than one type of waterproofing. This will provide enhanced protection of the structure and greatly reduce the risk of failure.
Basement waterproofing typically refers to all types of waterproofing system (barrier, integral and drained waterproofing), whereas basement tanking describes the application of one type of coating or membrane (barrier protection).
The British Standard 8102:2009 is the ‘Code of Practice for Protection of Below Ground Structures Against Water From the Ground’, but what does that mean for you and your project?
Damp Proofing Tips & Advice
Damp problems such as rising damp, condensation or penetrating damp can cause problems to internal wall finishes and contribute to a damp unhealthy environment. A permanent solution is essential for the prevention of damp floors and walls, and Newton have a wide range of products to help.
Our DIY tips for solving damp problems in your home. We look at the most common causes of damp, including penetrating damp, condensation, DPC issues and more.
Penetrating damp is most commonly caused by problems with the building, plumbing issues or wind driven rain. Penetrating damp is a very common problem in older buildings - but often it is relatively easy to rectify.
With the high level of rainfall in the UK, the average home is subjected to a lot of rainwater, so it is no surprise that damp can become a big problem for many. Damp on internal walls can look very unsightly, often causes a bad smell in the house, and can cause permanent damage to plaster, paint and finishes.
When waterproofing or damp proofing a listed building it is important to adhere to Listed Building Regulations, and we have a wide range of products to help with this.
Condensation is the most common cause of damp walls – and often the solution is simple. Condensation is a by-product of how we live and how this affects atmospheric moisture levels, causing damp walls. Left untreated it can lead to black spot mould, peeling wallpaper and an unpleasant smell.
How to dramatically improve the thermal efficiency of exterior walls using a combination of unique products from Newton Waterproofing Systems.
Rising damp is a very common problem in old houses due to the fact that most old buildings were built without damp proof courses. Rising damp is caused by the upward flow of moisture from the ground through the capillaries in the wall.
When treating a damp floor, it is important to look first at the location of the floor, as this will influence the type of product which is used to treat it.
Deck and Balcony Waterproofing Advice
Waterproofing podium decks and balconies is often an important requirement of a complete structural waterproofing solution. It is essential that the deck and/or balcony, all the way to the damp proof course (DPC) at ground floor level is completely protected against water. We have a portfolio of products suitable for protecting decks and balconies - do contact us and we can advise what products are most suitable for your project.