Damp & Waterproofing Advice

The Newton Guide to Waterproofing

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Basement Waterproofing Tips & Advice

Basement Waterproofing - An Overview

Whether you are an architect or developer working on a new multi-property development, or a homeowner converting a basement, installing a robust basement waterproofing system is vitally important for protecting the structure against water ingress.

  • Waterproofing Existing Basements

    An existing basement will require waterproofing to comply with the British Standard for the Protection of Structures Against Water From the Ground (BS 8102:2009). Newton System 500 is the recommended solution and complies with these requirements.

    How To Waterproof a Basement Conversion

    The key when waterproofing a basement conversion is choosing the right products to achieve the degree of waterproofing required for the intended use of the basement. If it is to become a habitable space then a full waterproofing system is needed. 

    Waterproofing or Damp Proofing?

    We are often asked to explain the difference between waterproofing and damp proofing, as well as in which situation each would be relevant, and why one solution would be more suitable than the other. 

  • Waterproofing a New-Build Basement

    The waterproofing method adopted for a new-build basement requires careful consideration as failure to make the correct decision can have a major impact on the effectiveness of the system and the potential use of the basement. 

    Combination Waterproofing Explained

    When waterproofing retaining structures in line with BS 8102:2009, professional waterproofing designers should consider combining waterproofing types to provide enhanced protection of the structure and to achieve the necessary environmental grade.

    Basement Tanking or Waterproofing – What’s the Difference?

    We are frequently asked the difference between ‘tanking’ and ‘waterproofing’ when people are looking to convert a basement or cellar into a dry space. This article clarifies the difference.

British Standard 8102:2009 - What Does it Mean?

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?

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Damp Proofing Tips & Advice

Damp Proofing - An Overview

Damp problems such as rising damp, condensation or penetrating damp can cause problems to internal wall finishes and contribute to a damp unhealthy environment within the habitable space. A permanent solution is essential for the prevention of damp floors and walls.

  • Five Top Tips for Damp Problems

    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.

    Treating Penetrating Damp

    Penetrating damp is most commonly caused by one of two scenarios: Problems with the building/plumbing issues – e.g. a loose slate or blocked drainpipes; Or wind driven rain.

    Damp Proofing Internal Walls

    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.

    How To Treat Damp In A Listed Building

    The fundamental challenge when dealing with buildings of special architectural or historic interest is to maintain structural and aesthetic integrity, whilst remaining sympathetic in the product application and still achieving the desired effect.

  • Is Condensation Causing Damp Walls?

    Condensation is a by-product of how we live and how this affects atmospheric moisture levels, causing damp walls. It is the most common form of damp in properties.

    Improving Thermal Efficiency of External Walls

    How to dramatically improve the thermal efficiency of exterior walls using a combination of unique products from Newton Waterproofing Systems.

    What is Rising Damp?

    Simply defined, rising damp is the upward flow of moisture from the ground through the capillaries in a permeable wall structure.

    How to Treat a Damp Floor

    When looking to solve a damp floor the location, scale of the problem, desired end use of the floor, and the preferred surface finishes, must be considered. This article investigates the various options available. 

Deck and Balcony Waterproofing Advice

  • Deck and Balcony Waterproofing - An Overview

    The waterproofing of podium decks and balconies is often an important requirement of a complete structural waterproofing solution. Due to the clients’ requirements to maximise the available space, we frequently find that the below ground structure will extend beyond the footprint of the above ground building.