Habitable basement apartment, Devon
Maclennan waterproofing systems used as a robust flood control system to prevent flood damage return and to habitable use.
This property is a cottage on the banks of the river Yealm. It is over 3 floors, with steps leading to a slipway and the beach. The property contains a basement apartment that in times past was used as a boat house, but has been converted into a habitable basement. Maclennan were called in to specify another waterproofing company's mistakes. The system had been installed incorrectly which meant that instead of having a habitable living space, for the past 18 months, the home owners were facing water ingress of approximately 5,500 litres per hour, which is 92 litres per minute.
Following a site visit, Maclennan's experienced waterproofing surveyors designed a waterproofing system to fit in with the re-usable aspects of the failed system, such as the base drain. It is always our aim to say our customers money where possible, as long as it doesn't impact on the quality ot the installation. As. if not fitted properly to our specifications by our qualified technicians we are unable to offer our comprehensive guarantees.
The Maclennan 08M system was applied floor to ceiling and our 20M System was applied to the floor We also installed a Maclennan Hydro Sump Pro and 4 CWP 750 pumps two main pumps and two back up pumps. The CWP 400 is capable of discharging 300 litres of water per minute, which can adequately manage to discharge the 92 litres per minute rate of water ingress that comes in at high tide.
This Basement apartment is now a flood and water free habitable area, with the most comprehensive guarantees and insurances available protecting the client. The project shows the importance of using a specialist waterproofing contractor such as Maclennan If you use us from the beginning of your project to design, supply and install the appropriate waterproofing system, you can be assured of a waterproofed, liveable area that carries the most comprehensive guarantees and insurance available. We can ensure that any area is completely water proofed including somewhere that has a river coming in twice a day!