We were called out to offer a solution to a cellar which was damp due a water leak. There was a visible trickle of water entering the cellar but the local water authority had been unable to trace the source and could not stop it. Our client needed to use the space for storage so it had to be dry.
We recommended the installation of a retro-fit Type C System incorporating a perforated sump and pump system working every 20 minutes to manage the water ingress. The walls were then fitted with a membrane, dry-lined and plastered and a membrane was installed on the floor which was finished with timber flooring. The result for our client is that whilst the leak remains we have been able to control it in order to create the dry space he needed.