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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!

External waterproofing a new basement

What is External Tanking?

'Tanking' is a long-established name for external or internal waterproof barriers that are designed to... Read more

20mm Recycled Cavity Drain Basement Floor Membrane

What is a Dry Basement?

For any basement conversion or below ground-level building project, some level of waterproofing will be... Read more

basement swimming pool conversion

Your Guide to Successfully Converting Your Basement

What do you do if you want a larger home but your garden or land... Read more

Application of Newton deck waterproofing products

Deck And Balcony Waterproofing – An Overview

How to Waterproof Decks and Balconies Firstly it is important to look at the location... Read more

Wooden Floor

How To Treat And Cure A Damp Floor

The decision of whether to use a liquid or sheet membrane is dependent on the... Read more

Royal Courts of Justice, London

How To Treat Damp In A Listed Building

Newton have treated damp in many Listed buildings, including Windsor Castle. When waterproofing or treating... Read more

Rising Damp treated with Newton products

What Is Rising Damp, And What Can I Do?

Rising damp is a common problem. If left untreated it can become serious. Numerous factors... Read more

3d drawing showing a wall section with Newton damp proof membrane

Identifying And Treating Damp Problems

Identifying the cause of the damp problems Common damp problems and possible causes include: Rising... Read more

Damp around a windowframe

Improving The Warmth Of External Walls

Cold Walls Cause Condensation A damp wall is a cold wall. A cold wall attracts... Read more

Condensation forming on a window

Is Condensation Causing Damp Walls?

Health Implications of Condensation Dampness caused by condensation is not only detrimental to the property’s... Read more

Installation of Newton Newlath To Old Walls

Five Top Tips For Damp Problems

How to Solve Damp Problems Damp problems are a common concern for many homeowners. Identifying... Read more

Penetrating Damp

Treating Penetrating Damp In Buildings

Understanding The Causes of Penetrating Damp Penetrating damp is most commonly caused by one of... Read more

Damp Proofing, Residential House

Damp Proofing – An Overview And What To Do

Rising Damp This is when water from the ground rises through the brickwork, stonework or... Read more

High End Basement Waterproofing Project

Tanking & Waterproofing – What’s The Difference?

We are frequently asked the difference between tanking and waterproofing. This is a common question... Read more

External of an old house

Waterproofing or Damp Proofing?

Do I need waterproofing or damp proofing? Water ingress and damp penetration can cause serious... Read more

Hotel Football, Manchester

Combination Waterproofing Explained

Three Types of Waterproofing Newton provide waterproofing products for all three types of waterproofing, defined... Read more

Basement Conversion

What is the Best Basement Waterproofing Method?

When waterproofing design is done correctly, unfortunately there is no such thing as a 'one... Read more

New-Build Basement

Waterproofing A New-Build Basement

Above: Newton Waterproofing Systems were used to waterproof 193 houses and apartments in a Crest... Read more

Basement converted into a cinema room

Waterproofing Existing Basements

British Standard Recommendations One of the primary recommendations of BS 8102:2009 is that with any... Read more

High end basement conversion

Basement Waterproofing – An Overview

Newton provide waterproofing systems for cellars and basements, with nationwide registered contractors. Our products and... Read more

Visualisation of a new development of apartments

Structural Waterproofing – An Overview

Type A, B and C Waterproofing Systems Our advanced range of waterproofing systems allow us... Read more

Concrete Waterproofing

Concrete Waterproofing Explained

What is 'Type B' Waterproofing? Put simply, Type B waterproofing is when the structure is... Read more

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