offices of SJM, a leading gigs and tours specialist, take up the entire
building of St Matthews church and although they were using the basement
previously, it was suffering from damp and slight levels of water ingress
and they needed to make the basement dry all the time.
solution involved stripping out the fixtures and fittings, cupboards, non
structural walls or sole plates, digging and installing WaterGuard channel
around the perimeter of the basement, digging and installing the
TripleSafe Sump Pump, which includes three pumps, together with lining of
all walls, steps and floors with cavity drain membrane, finished by
linking this all into the WaterGuard Channel.
to the scale and resources required to carry out the waterproofing
and associated works, and as main contractors and project managers of the
whole project, the contractor was required to conform with the Health and
Safety Executive, issue an F10 and follow Construction (Design and
Pump has revolutionised the contractor’s basement waterproofing business and
as the name implies, it contains three pumps in one clever chamber. It is
capable of pumping vast quantities of water at all times and should the
power fail, the third pump is a battery back up pump powered by a
specialist high powered, high longevity battery. The pump is automatically
specified into a system where the customer requires their basement to be
dry all the time.
On completion of
the specialist water management works, the contractor re-instated
cupboards, laid a chipboard floor, reinstated shelves, plumbing,
electrical supplies and computer networking, as well as plasterboard and
skim to all walls. Due to the joinery skills on site the client also
requested the creation of further windows to the internal walls allowing
greater light to the other areas of the basement.
The client now
has a dry basement.
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