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What is Basement Water Management and what is involved? 

Basement water management is an essential task for homeowners looking to protect their property from water ingress and dampness. It forms an important aspect of home maintenance that can help prevent costly water damage and keep your home safe and dry.

It keeps your home dry and structure sound

Water damage can promote mould growth and weaken the foundations of your property. Professional management ensures that the basement is properly sealed whilst managing the water flow around your structure. Providing a good drainage system for any water that does manage to enter the basement is important.

We follow British Standard 8102

British Standard 8102 (BS 8102) is a code of practice which provides guidance on the design and construction of below-ground structures. The standard sets out recommendations for the waterproofing of basements and provides guidance on the selection of appropriate waterproofing systems.

A comprehensive solution

A combination of strategies, including proper grading, drains or exterior waterproofing will ensure your under-ground structure provides long-term integrity. Our professional service assesses your specific situation and recommends the best solutions for your needs.

Why do I need Basement Water Management?

To prevent

Water can create an environment that damages your structure and belongings. Professional basement water management can help prevent these issues and protect your home.

To protect

With a clear strategy and management of sources the structure of your property will be protected from the dangerous forces of water.

To improve

A dry and well-maintained basement provides a valuable space to extend your living space whilst boosting the value of your home.

What goes in to Basement Water Management?

We typically combine a number of advanced strategies which work together to prevent water from entering your basement. Every property is unique and our professional survey ensures a solution fit for your needs.

How we apply Basement Water Management

As members of the Property Care Association (PCA) and holders of the industry-recognised CSSW (Certified Surveyor of Structural Waterproofing) and SWD status, we can provide advanced Basement Waterproofing solutions.

When making a recommendation and considering all available techniques, we will propose an installation with either an advanced air gap membrane system or cementitious slurry, which may involve a bituminous Type A or C system or possibly a combination of both. 

1. Identify potential sources of water

We will assess the grading and landscape around your home, as well as any plumbing or drainage issues that could contribute to water intrusion.

2. Install a waterproofing system

This could include installing an exterior waterproofing membrane and drainage and /or an interior drainage system, depending on the specific needs of your property.

Why choose us?

Highly Rated

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Perfectly Planned

Our professional planning ensures industry leading practices


Contractor of the year from Property Care Association awards

We are award winners

We have helped many clients with Basement Water Management, check out the nice things our clients say about us

Our clients satisfaction is always our number one priority. It’s for this reason we have so many great and glowing reviews. Our reviews really speak for themselves.

  • Chris Hancock

    The Preservation Company were professional, prompt and very efficient. Great service when very few companies do offer a decent service these days !

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Chris Hancock Edinburgh
  • Jane Pennington

    The Preservation Company arrived promptly and carried out the works in a proficient and professional manner. The team took into account that there was a young baby on the premises and kept the dust and mess to an absolute minimum.

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Jane Pennington Pittenweem