Cavity drain installation
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Latest Cavity drain installation Reviews
Abbins Maintenance Limited
28 Dec 2018
First Step Property Services Ltd
1 Aug 2018
Premier Damp Control
16 Apr 2018
Excellent work, finished to a high standard. We recommend Premier Damp Control with no reservations.
Foundations Up Construction Ltd
14 Nov 2017
A very good service from quote to completion of the job. Will use again if the need arises.
Finding a tradesman for cavity drain installation
Installing cavity drains can be an ideal solution for waterproofing a home. They take advantage of modern wall and floor cavities by using the space to safely divert water that enters a property away from areas where it can do harm. They are a particularly popular solution for waterproofing during cellar or basement conversions. However, as with all waterproofing methods, a poor job will only leave your property vulnerable. When you need this kind of service, the best Pro to speak to will be a qualified local drainage specialist.
Finding your ideal Pro can be a chore, but you can save yourself a great deal of time and stress on your search by using Plentific. Once you post your job with Plentific.com, some of the best drainage specialists in your local area will get an alert. They will send over bespoke quotes and you can take all the time you want to discuss your project with them. You can even compare their qualifications and customer reviews by visiting their Plentific profiles. Best of all, each and every job booked via Plentific is covered by the Plentific Guarantee.
What do you need to know about cavity drain installation?
A cavity drain is an controlled drainage system that allows water to flow into a property before diverting it to a sump or collection point. It does this by utilising a waterproof membrane in the cavity of a wall, a system which is not only less disruptive than other waterproofing methods, but is also far less vulnerable to structural movement. The membranes can be installed in a cavity in a wall or floor, and will then be covered as appropriate.
For a cavity drain installation service, your drainage specialist will start with by surveying your property. They will determine if a cavity drain solution is appropriate, before offering you a quote for the work.
While cavity drain installation services are popular for basement and cellar conversions, it is important to keep in mind that using them on a floor will raise that floor’s height. Building Regulations require that all rooms have a certain amount of headroom; if your cavity drain solution would raise the floor too far, you may have to seek an alternative fix.
The cost of a cavity drain installation service is dependent on the size of the area that must be waterproofed. Ask your tradesmen for an average cost per square meter and do some measuring of your own to help you compare your quotes. Remember, if you do not yet have an area where the moisture in your walls can be diverted, you will also need to discuss installing one with your drainage specialist.
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