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When it comes to maintaining a dry and habitable environment within below-ground buildings, waterproofing is a critical consideration. A cavity drain system is an ingenious solution that effectively isolates the internal wall and floor finishes from water ingress and dampness.
In this article, we explore what a cavity drain system is and highlight the innovative range of cavity drain products offered by Newton Waterproofing.
A cavity drain system is a type of waterproofing solution used in below-ground structures, such as basements, cellars, and other commercial and residential spaces.
Unlike traditional waterproofing methods that attempt to block water from entering the structure, a cavity drain system diverts, collects and manages water entering the structure and then safely removes the groundwater from the building.
The cavity drain system consists of three primary components:
When it comes to achieving a completely dry internal environment in below-ground structures, the Newton CDM System is a comprehensive Type C waterproofing solution.
Whether for new-build basements or refurbishment projects, this system offers a maintainable and reliable approach to basement waterproofing, by incorporating a range of BBA approved cavity drain membranes, drainage channels, sump chambers, pumps, and cutting-edge control and telemetry systems.
British Standard 8102:2022 defines three forms of waterproofing. Type C (drained) protection is defined as “protection against water ingress into usable spaces provided by the incorporation of an appropriate internal water management system”. This works by ensuring that water is received by the voids and air spaces that are cleverly created by the cavity drain system on the internal side of the structure. This depressurises the incoming water, at which point it is safely removed from the property. The Newton CDM System exemplifies this approach, drawing on decades of waterproofing expertise and incorporating industry-leading products.
The Newton CDM waterproofing system boasts a BES 6001 certification for responsible sourcing, the first such system certification in the UK, demonstrating our commitment to sustainability.
It also features an array of BBA certified cavity drain membranes, including 100% recycled options, setting a high standard for quality and reliability. Paired with the BaseDrain drainage system, bespoke sump and pump configurations, backup systems, telemetry, and ancillary options, the Newton CDM System stands as the most trustworthy and maintainable waterproofing solution for any habitable space below ground.
For even greater waterproofing protection, British Standard 8102:2022 recommends combining two or more types of waterproofing. The versatile Newton CDM System can be seamlessly combined with our Type A solutions, Newton HydroBond or Newton HydroCoat, and/or our Type B solution, Newton HydroTank.
Newton are proud to partner with a nationwide network of trained and qualified Newton Specialist Basement Contractors (NSBCs) who are professional designers and installers of our full range of waterproofing systems, and carry their own professional indemnity insurance liability cover.
NSBCs collaborate closely with our own dedicated waterproofing specialists, including our in-house teams of CSSW qualified designers and experienced site support managers. This combination makes the Newton Specialist Contractor network the key to your waterproofing project success, with the ability to turn projects around quickly, from initial enquiry through to comprehensive design and successful installation.
The Newton CDM System sets the standard for comprehensive waterproofing solutions in below-ground structures. With a focus on reliability, maintainability, and responsible sourcing, this Type C waterproofing system, complemented by its BBA approved cavity drain membranes and versatile integration options, offers unparalleled protection for any habitable space below ground. When it comes to safeguarding your building from water ingress, partnering with Newton Waterproofing and embracing the Newton CDM System is the best choice you can make.
We are dedicated to providing high-quality waterproofing services throughout the UK, and our team of experienced professionals has the expertise to tackle even the most challenging projects. We adhere to industry standards and use proven methods, ensuring long-lasting results and peace of mind, so contact us today to get started.
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.