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Existing Basement – Do you have a basement that you are not comfortable using as a living space, but want to convert it to increase the room in your home?

Basement Conversion – Or are you considering a basement conversion? No. 1 Home can help by providing high-quality basement waterproofing to transform your basement into a fully functional part of your home.

Basement Benefits – There are many reasons why investing the time and money into converting your basement makes perfect sense. With property prices soaring and the cost of moving becoming more and more expensive, basements provide a realistic option for those looking to expand the space in their home.

Transform – Once converted, a basement can not only provide you with more space, but it will also increase the function of your home and even its market value.

Full Project Management –  No. 1 Home will oversee your conversion from start to finish. Thanks to the expertise of our fully trained team of professionals, we can transform your basement to turn it into a suitable living space.

Our team is perfectly suited to helping you transform your basement into a livable space that is free from damp and all commonly associated issues, all year round. So, if you’re in the market for a basement conversion, give No. 1 Home a call today and let us know how we can help with basement waterproofing in Bournemouth and Dorset.

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How Do Damp Issues Occur


Unlike levels of the property that sit above ground level, the basement is very susceptible to moisture problems. The porous brickwork may let moisture seep through, and is most vulnerable if the wall is below the water table.

When rain falls, water saturates the ground surrounding the basement. This generates hydrostatic pressure and causes water to penetrate the walls, which can cause rising damp problems throughout the home and not just in the basement itself.

The risk of water damage due to damp is very high, as well as mould and other hazardous problems that can be caused by an overabundance of moisture. Mould can cause nasal and sinus congestion, respiratory problems, and other issues that are associated with inhaling air filled with mould spores. It can also cause damage to stored items and furnishings.

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Basement Waterproofing


At No. 1 Home, we provide options for basement waterproofing in Bournemouth and the rest of Dorset.

Waterproofing – This is a very general term that includes tanking.  When most people use the term to describe the waterproofing of a room, it’s highly likely that they are referring to a water management system also known as “Type C Waterproofing”.

Type C Waterproofing – These systems are a modern combination of a structural waterproof membrane, drainage and sump pumps that capture, channel and pump any water away.  These combined parts can work completely “behind the scenes” so they are suitable for many projects.

Tanking – This involves the internal application of a waterproof material directly onto the walls, floor and sometimes the ceiling of an underground space. This material will create a barrier to prevent water ingress and moisture from getting into the basement.

Why Tanking?  Basement or cellar tanking is typically used in situations where there is no free flowing water or any risk of flooding. It is applied where there is an isolated problem with dampness.

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There are different methods of basement waterproofing in Bournemouth and Dorset.

So for full details and further information, get in touch…

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