Basement waterproofing: why belt and braces is often best

Should basement waterproofing design use a barrier method or a cavity drainage system or both? A series of continuing professional development (CPD) seminars from Safeguard Europe – the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – helps answer that question whilst imparting all the regulatory and technical background a designer or specifier would need.



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It provides additional support, especially during repairs and waterproofing.

Without the braces, foundations can get damaged and develop cracks, pieces can break off and walls can eventually collapse. The braces are in place to stop that from happening. If they are in place and you get cracks, the repairs are much easier to do.

There is no worry about the wall coming down and causing further damage. It’s a bit of added security we can all appreciate. Whether you get earthquakes, live in an older home, or experience severe weather, the braces are there to protect you.

Installing a steel brace to hold your foundation in place will help when repairing and waterproofing your basement.
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