New build basement waterproofing – ICF constructed luxury family homes, Dorset
Newton System 500 used to waterproof to the Environmental Grade for domestic accommodation.
Basement waterproofing, Dorset – project details
Constructed using Insulating Concrete Formwork (ICF), these two new architect-designed luxury family homes included habitable basement accommodation. The houses are situated in one of Poole’s most prestigious locations, on a road named in research by Lloyds
TSB as “the most expensive street outside of London”.
The principle form of waterproofing – installed during the construction phase – had proved unsuccessful, and the basement suffered from significant ground water ingress.
A remedial basement waterproofing solution was required that would be capable of delivering the Environmental Grade suitable for domestic accommodation.
Methodology for basement waterproofing with Newton System 500
Newton Specialist Basement Contractor Protectahome was appointed to provide a comprehensive waterproofing solution due to their extensive experience of working with ICF Construction. They designed and installed Newton System 500 – a basement waterproofing
solution that satisfied all of the site demands. These included the type of construction, suitability of the waterproofing system, ground water ingress risk assessment, the form and feasibility of repair, and the end use.
Newton System 500 Type C Drained Protection Basement Waterproofing Solution was ideal for this project. Rather than trying to hold water back, it works by placing designed maintainable depressurisation voids at known weaknesses in the structure, so that
ingressing water is simply captured and diverted out of the property.
Working closely with the main contractor and to a tight schedule, the site team ensured that Newton System 500 – incorporating Newton Membranes and Newton Basedrain – was installed on time and within budget.
Benefits of waterproofing with Newton System 500
- There is no drying out time with this system, so the main contractor could proceed with finishing the works without delay
- Newton Specialist Basement Contractor Protectahome provided a long term guarantee and design liability, covered by their own PI insurance
- Newton System 500 is a maintainable system, so complies with BS 8102:2009 regulations.
“With our extensive experience of providing waterproofing solutions for ICF structures below ground, we naturally chose products from John Newton & Company for employment on this project at Sandbanks. ICF structures present unique challenges that our
experience demonstrates we can meet and overcome using the reliable products from Newtons.
As with all waterproofing projects, the earlier a waterproofing professional is involved to create a bespoke designed waterproofing solution the better. It saves time and ultimately money in the long run. The newly extended range from Newtons means we
now have a single source supplier for both internal and externally applied waterproofing solutions that are compatible with most types of structures, including ICF.”
Gary Briscoe, Managing Director,
Further information and registered installers
For further basement waterproofing advice, please ring 020 7237 1217 or email
email@example.com. For a list of registered installers in your area, please
request a list of Newton Specialist Basement Contractors.
Tel +44 (0)20 7237 1217