Basement & Cellar Waterproofing for London & The Home Counties

Wine Cellar Conversion, Essex

basement conversion - wine cellar

Conversion from a damp dungeon to a beautiful wine cellar

AP Gooch were appointed to convert a damp dungeon in the 300 year-old mansion in Essex in to a wine cellar. We undertook a full basement conversion using a cavity drain system and twin pump sewage chamber.

The design

We initially undertook the design of the waterproofing system, using an internal cavity drainage membrane system, classified as ‘Type C’ waterproofing by BS 8102:2009, which we decided would be the safest and most effective solution.

basement conversion - wine cellar

basement conversion - wine cellar before

The basement was initially very damp and unusable

basement conversion - wine cellar before 2

Step one was to clear the existing walls to maximise the space

basement conversion - wine pump system

Installation of a twin pump sewage chamber, giving complete reliability

The Solution

We began by installing a sewage chamber. This was followed by a floor build-up consisting of a basedrain to channel captured water, thermal insulation board and spacer, and cavity drain membrane.

wine cellar cavity membrane installation

Cavity drain membrane was then installed on the walls as the first form of defence.  The system delivers captured water to a twin pump sewage chamber, the two pumps (primary and backup) giving a safe and reliable system of removing captured water from the building.

basement conversion - finished wine cellar

basement conversion - finished wine cellar

The Result

Now fully protected by a maintainable system, compliant with waterproofing code of practice BS 8102:2009, the wine cellar is now dry, fully fitted out, including toilet facilities.

Call 01268 751299to discuss your basement waterproofing requirements.