Are you sick of dealing with your damp basement or cellar? Basements and cellars are built on unstable soils which can cause damp to leak in through the walls, cracks, and joints. Having a damp basement can be unhealthy. The moisture creates unhealthy allergens in the air, which can travel up and throughout the rest of the house. Your damp basement can be fixed and stay dry all the time. Trace Basement Systems is the certified Basement Systems dealer for the entire UK.
Trace Basement Systems has access to over twenty-three basement waterproofing patented products, making us the number one choice for your damp basement or cellar problem. We can make your basement or cellar dry all the time... dry enough to convert it! Our professional team can get your basement or cellar looking back to normal. We offer Free Basement Waterproofing Inspections and Estimates. Contact us today!
To illustrate the products and services of Trace Basement Systems we have provided you with access to case studies, success stories, notes, and general information on past work we have completed. Read some of our basement waterproofing success stories and hopefully they will give you a better understandiong of the work we provide and how they can apply to your needs. Learn what causes basements and cellars to flood.
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There are two types of basement waterproofing practices: Tanking or utilizing a Drainage System.
Basement Tanking is the process of adding a coating/membrane to the porous basement walls to prevent damp from seeping in. This method DOES NOT remove the water that accumulates... rather it creates a barrier which prevents the water from coming into the basement.
If you want to guarantee that your basement is free of damp, then a Basement Waterproofing Drainage System should be used. A drainage system removes any water that can potentially build up and relocates it away from your home. Often times a cavity drainage membrane is used with the drainage system. A cavity drainage membrane is material that is applied to the basement walls which allows the damp to flow behind it and into the drainage system. Learn the Benefits of Basement Water Control against 'tanking' (PDF document) in the Perserve Magazine Article. To find out which method is more appropriate for your basement waterproofing needs, contact us today!
Often times homeowners will ask if applying a damp proof course will fix their wet basement. The answer is 'No'. A damp proof course is used to stop rising damp. It prevents moisture from rising up from the ground, but DOES NOT prevent moisture from seeping in through the walls. Basement walls have hydrostatic pressure behind them which basically push damp through the walls and into your basement. Read more on rising damp.
To prevent your basement or cellar from ever getting damp again, Trace Basement Systems can install the WaterGuard drainage system. This non-clogging system is the best drainage system out there. The WaterGuard System is systematically placed in the basement or cellar flooring, draining the damp into a sump pump and out away from your home. The WaterGuard System is an alternative to using standard French drains.
The SuperSump and TripleSafe sump pumps are perfect for any basement waterproofing project. These systems collect the damp in your basement or cellar and move it quickly away from your home. Sump pumps are key to keeping your basement dry all the time. Trace Basement Systems installs sump pumps and can educate you on which pump is the most appropriate for your basement waterproofing needs.
Cavity Drainage Membranes can be installed in your cellar or basement along the walls and floor to effectively drain any damp that may accumulate. The membrane has small hollow air gaps or dimple-like structures built in that allow water to freely flow into the drainage system.
Trace Basement Systems has available dehumidifiers and air filtration systems. We also have basement and cellar wall panels and flooring, as well as wall crack repair systems. In addition, we can tank your basement or cellar. We have all the products needed to make your basement or cellar damp free.
Trace Basement Systems has been helping homeowners for over 35 years. Read one of our great wet basement solutions. We also have many more basement waterproofing success stories! Once your basement is waterproofed, Trace Basement Systems can convert your cellar or basement into a healthy, livable area. Learn more about our cellar conversion options.