Being in a very popular residential area of Leicester the main challenge was the proximity of the neighbouring houses and the restricted access to the site for heavy plant and deliveries.
On this project Beautiful Basements was asked to design and build the basement. The best option for this project was to create a reinforced concrete (RC) basement, and have the rest of the house built using that as the foundation. The basement was built using mass filled concrete between temporary timber shuttering with concrete containing a waterproof additive. Once the basement had been complete and back-filled the adjoining foundations for the rest of the new house were build and tied into the sub-structure.
All external construction joints, the RC wall kicker & slab toe were treated with a waterproof cementitious waterproofing slurry. Integral waterproof concrete and internal cavity drainage membrane (CDM) linked to a sump and pumping station, supplied by Triton Systems.