Waterproofing Solutions from Newton


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  • Newton’s Principles of External Waterproofing

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    Waterproof sheet membranes are well known for keeping the water out or “tanking” below-ground structures. However, in recent times there has been significant product evolution in this field, with manufacturers using technology to overcome historic failings in these types of system.

  • Type C Waterproofing – The Dangers Of A Non-Maintainable Solution

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    We often see designs from those new to cavity drain waterproofing that show a 20mm stud floor membrane laid above a level raft or slab. Relying on just the membrane is a dangerous method of the use of cavity drained membranes and was the reason for many failures back in the early days.

  • How to Seal Service Pipes

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    Newton 308 Stopaq is a single component highly flexible compound for the sealing of service pipes. The product is non-toxic and adheres to on dry and wet surfaces of numerous surfaces. 

  • Waterproofing Existing Basements

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    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.

  • Waterproofing Construction Joints

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    A construction joint is where one form of construction stops and another starts – thus forming a weak path for water to enter through. It is integral that specialist products are used to waterproof areas.

  • Type A Barrier Protection Explained

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    Type A waterproofing systems are barrier membranes which are applied to the structure. The membrane can be applied internally or externally to prevent the ingress of water into the inner building fabric. 

  • Type B Integral Protection Explained

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    Type B waterproofing systems contain integral protection. The structure itself is constructed to be integrally waterproof and the primary resistance against water ingress. 

  • Type C Drained Protection Explained

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    A Type C System is a below ground, internal waterproofing system, comprising of membranes, drainage and, if required, pumping systems with backup ancillary products.

  • Combination Waterproofing Explained

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    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. 

  • Basement Waterproofing and Tanking Explained

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    Waterproofing or tanking a basement involves the application of a system to create the required internal environment. It could be anything from an underground garage to a basement bedroom.

  • Is Condensation Causing Damp Walls?

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    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.

  • Treating Penetrating Damp

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    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.

  • Five Top Tips for Damp Problems

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    Penetrating damp problems are caused by defects within the building or plumbing system where water has been able to come into the property.

  • Improving Thermal Efficiency of External Walls

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

  • Waterproofing or Damp Proofing?

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    We are often asked to explain the difference between waterproofing and damp proofing and why one solution would be more suitable than an other. 

  • Damp Proofing Internal Walls

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    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.

  • Waterproofing a Basement Conversion

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    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. 

  • Waterproofing a New Build Basement

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    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.