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Waterproofing Your Basement

Cellar Conversion For Your Home - What Will You Use The Space For?


Your Cellar area can be more than just a place to store and secure your family treasures, waterproofing this area could protect your home and all of its valuables in the long run. Here are five of the most important reasons to keep your cellar dry and well protected from moisture.

  1. Prevent Flooding
    Groundwater flooding poses a serious threats in various boroughs across London and although it may only take a short while for the water to seep up into your cellar after prolonged rainfall it may cause damage that takes many months and is costly to rectify You can find a useful guide form the environmental agent to reduce the risk of groundwater flooding here (click to open PDF).
  2. Prevent Mould and Mildew
    Even without flooding, cellar leaks from a rainfall or even snow could cause a build-up of moisture. Health problems from skin allergies to asthma can be the result of mould or mildew caused by excess moisture.
  3. Prevent Cracks in Foundation
    Changes in the temperature with our erratic UK weather can cause the foundations to expand and contract when moisture gets trapped in the small porous surfaces of the cellar foundation, leading to cracks that could be hazardous to the overall structural integrity of your house itself.
  4. Reduce Energy Costs
    Cracks in the foundation will allow the cold winter air in, this could mean higher heating bills regardless of how efficient your home is. During the summer months a cellar area with moisture will increase the humidity and make it more difficult to cool. Waterproofing provides better insulation for your whole home and can reduce you energy costs whatever the weather.
  5. Increase Value
    As with any increase on space, once you have waterproofed your cellar and made a useable area you have added value to your home. With the added protection waterproofing provides your only decision is what to do with the extra space ?

Basement Waterproofing

Waterproof cellar conversion

For basement waterproofing and cellar conversions contact P3 Pumps today!

prevent flooding

prevent mould and mildew

prevent cracks in foundation

reduce energy costs

increase value