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Basement Waterproofing at Kenyon Forge Development
in Birmingham by Protectahome

This newly constructed development, of 86 high grade apartments and 11 retail units / workshops, was nearing completion but suffered from significant ground water ingress issues. The principal form of underground waterproofing installed during the construction phase had failed and a professionally designed remedial waterproofing solution was required if the units were to be successfully marketed. 

The development is in Birmingham's Jewellery quarter which dates back to 1553. The area has been renowned for the design and manufacture of fine jewellery and silverware since the 18th Century.




A drained protection (Type C) waterproofing system was installed. This included approximately 500 linear metres of perimeter drainage channel, over 1000 square metres of cavity drain membrane on the walls and floors, 10 sump chambers, 20 automatic sump pumps and 10 automatic high water alarms.



On completion and testing of the waterproofing system the technicians installed a floating floor. The units were handed over ready for fit out, with all work being completed on time and within budget. A long term guarantee applied to the work and the design was covered by professional indemnity insurance. For complete peace of mind, pump maintenance and support was also provided.




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