At Newton's we have spent over 100 years researching, learning, and developing the most effective ways to prevent and manage water ingress and damp.
We have collected a directory of explanations, recommendations, information and advice, to help you protect your property.
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.
An existing basement will require waterproofing to comply with the British Standard for the Protection of Structures Against Water From the Ground (BS8102:2009). Newton System 500 is the recommended solution and complies with these requirements.
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.
We are often asked to explain the difference between waterproofing and damp proofing and why one solution would be more suitable than an other.
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.
When tasked to waterproof retaining structures in accordance with BS 8102:2009, professional waterproofing designers should consider using more than one type of waterproofing to provide enhanced protection of the structure and to achieve the necessary environmental grade.
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 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.
Penetrating damp problems are caused by defects within the building or plumbing system where water has been able to come into the property.
Penetrating damp is most commonly caused by one of two scenarios: Problems with the building or plumbing issues – e.g. a loose slate or blocked drainpipes. Or wind driven rain.
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.
Condensation is a bi-product of how we live and the affect this has on the atmospheric moisture levels where we live causing damp walls. It is the most common form of damp in properties.
How to dramatically improve the thermal efficiency of exterior walls using a combination of unique products from Newton Waterproofing Systems.
Simply defined, rising damp is the upward flow of moisture from the ground through the capillaries in a permeable wall structure.
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.
Our staff are able to provide guidance for projects of all sizes, whether you require some general advice about damp or waterproofing, or support with technical drawings and specifications.
Newton Specialist Basement Contractors (NSBC) are an elite group of professional structural waterproofing and damp proofing specialists who work in partnership with us to provide clients with the best products, design and installation.