Basements & Tanking

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basement tanking

Why Invest in Your Basement?

In many parts of the UK, especially in densely populated cities and towns, basement tanking and conversions have become extremely popular as space is already at a premium, and moving house can be prohibitively expensive.

In addition, attitudes towards basement projects are improving in the construction industry as a whole, as the prospect of building, extending or converting a basement are all now seen as far less risky by many builders.

This is partly thanks to advancements in building materials and techniques, but also thanks to an increased understanding of how to successfully waterproof basements to a standard where they can be guaranteed to be dry.

Our services

  • Cementous tanking
  • Cavity drainage systems

  • Membranes & screeds
  • Basement ventilation
  • Sump pumps & drainage

Basement waterproofing
Basement sealing

What is basement tanking?

Basement tanking involves applying a waterproof barrier to the walls of a basement or cellar in order to prevent moisture penetration and therefore subsequent damp and mould problems. Once the appropriate waterproofing solution has been applied, the basement or cellar’s walls can be covered or plastered to create a smooth surface on which to decorate.

We are fully equipped to deal with all basement tanking and waterproofing systems and offer a full range of treatments to meet your needs.

Home Building & Surveying Company provides expert diagnosis, unbiased product selection and highly skilled application for the most cost effective solution to your waterproofing problems, before, after and during construction. Contact our team today!

Spoke to a very polite and friendly chap called Jack on the phone who explained all about the exterior painting they do, and I decided to have a survey. The surveyor Stuart was very knowledgeable, and I’ve decided to go ahead with them. There’s too many cowboys out there, so it’s nice to see such professionalism from a company for once.

Tom, Google review

I was very please with the work the company has done. I had damp throughout the house so had damp-proofing including an injection of damp course. Given the extent of the job they completed the work efficiently and with minimum disruption. The workmen were always polite and very helpful. The finished work was excellent. Only time will tell if the damp problem has been sorted but the company made it they would come back to fix any issues. I have no doubt they are true to their word and would recommend them to anyone.

Lee, Google review

Really impressed with the guys and all their effort, the building looks like new and the guttering finishes it off nicely. cheers

David Waters, Google review

Booked in quickly and survey was much more in depth then expected. Felt very comfortable in our decision and was a notch above the rest.

Declan Mosswell, Bark review

Very happy with the work Home Building carried out at my property, very knowledge, competitive and friendly. Thanks for the hard work of your installers too they did a great job! Thanks again

Joey Paton, Google review

Immaculate, efficient service, it wasn’t a big deal for Luke and his team. Keep up the Good work. Highly recommended.

Andrew White, Google review

“I am very pleased with the work done from the initial survey to completion of the damp treatment. I would like to particularly commend Josh & Joe as a team they were courteous, efficient & professional in their workmanship”

Mr Fennell, London
“Thanks to Franky, Daniel & Sonny for all their hard work. They have worked beyond expectation”
Mrs J Wilton, Gloucester

Had a meeting with their surveyor Andrew yesterday 15/02/2022. I have to say he was very professional. Very happy with the quote we have been given and hoping to go ahead with the work early summer. I can’t wait to see the finished product!

Michelle Ivey, Google review

Excellent work, professional team, left clean and tidy. Very impressed with the work.

Simon Dymott, Google review

Job well done, new damp course and replastering completed. Paul and Dean were excellent, tidy and kept me updated throughout.

Jayden House, Google review

Great work on a damp proof course and other bits and pieces. Arrived on time and knew exactly what to do. Leagues above the other quotes. Hope I don’t need you again but would be happy to recommend.

Charlie M, Bark review

The Home Building & Surveying Company were excellent in all departments – professional, reliable, well-informed. They resolved multiple residential issues with minimal fuss and would definitely use them again, though fingers crossed I shouldn’t need to!

Steven Dumaresq, Google review

Excellent customer service! James did a very thorough survey and identified a small breach in the tanking in the basement (not fitted by them) He was very knowledgeable and did his very best to find an ‘economical’ solution. He was very honest and I was able to conclude that at this point the cost of repair far outweighed the benefits gained. Should the situation change I would definitely use them.

Christine Lane, Bark review

I spoke to Jack on the phone, who was very friendly and professional. Then James performed our survey. I found James and the experience with the Home Building & Surveying Company very refreshing, compared to others I have used in the past. They were very honest in their assessment and responses, with no hidden extras, providing very valuable advice. I am, and will in the future recommend them to anyone with damp challenges.

Rob Tynan, Google review

Nathan and Kris were on time, professional and got the job done as quick as possible without missing a spot. Would highly recommend.

Archaic Wolf, Google review

We booked a survey with Home Building & Surveying Company and their service has been impeccable. We had a survey from another company but they didn’t provide the same level of detail and advice. We had treatment across two days and the team explained what they were doing and kept us informed of the progress. Completely professional and a good quality job, I strongly recommend them!

Scott Rawlings, Google review

Good lads, grafted hard and done a good job.

Zack Fresswell, Bark review

Great company from initial call to completion. Gave quote with no hidden extras, started and finished on time – the finished product looks great. Kris & Nathan were stars of the show, arrived on time, worked hard all day, polite and personable, cleaned up when finished, a credit to the company.

Martin Bray, Google review

Lee & Mason did the work on our property and we found them to be very polite, professional and clean ..wouldn’t hesitate to recommend

Dee London, Google review

“The overall improvement is brilliant and the installation team were first class!”

Mr & Mrs Crosskey, Oxford
“First class job done by two great tradesmen!”
Mr D Palmer, Blackpool

Really found the team to be honest, upfront and very well trained in how to work in peoples homes. Great work. Regards J.

Jon Tremain, Google review


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Converting a basement can add value to a property in several ways, including:

  • Increased living space: Converting a basement into a functional living space, such as a bedroom, office, or entertainment area, adds valuable square footage to the home.
  • Potential for rental income: A finished basement can be used as a separate living space, allowing for the potential to rent it out and generate additional income.
  • Improved home functionality: A finished basement can provide additional storage space, freeing up other areas of the home and making it more functional.
  • Enhanced resale value: A finished basement can increase the resale value of the home, making it more attractive to potential buyers.
  • Flexibility: Converting a basement into a versatile space, such as a home gym, movie room, or play area, can appeal to a wide range of buyers and increase the home’s overall value.