This is an older style property, located on sloping ground near St. Albans Abbey, an area that frequently has drainage problems with moderate to heavy rainfall. Garratt’s Damp and Timber has a long history of remedial works relating to lateral penetrating dampness in this town.
The small terraced house suffered from regular water ingress to the basement. Garratt’s undertook the commission to install a tanking system with a sump and pump to restore the area to habitable condition. Prior to specification, it is important to assess the usage of a basement; we learned that the basement was intended for use as a music room.
The procedure of returning the room to domestic use involved many steps to ensure a watertight, damp free environment. The photos in this case study were taken by our surveyor during various stages of the project, showing the full process of tanking a basement area.
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