Canadian Embassy basement tanking

Canadian High Commission

Canadian Embassy basement tanking

Project Description

Location: Trafalgar Square, London
Services: Basement Tanking and Wet Rot

The Canadian High Commission has been in residence in Canada House in Trafalgar Square since 1923. Refurbished in 1997-98, it is one of the striking buildings surrounding the square and thousands of tourists pass by its splendid facade every year. Inside, however, we found a damp basement and resulting wet rot affecting the underground space.

Once our survey had revealed the extent of the damage, we replaced the basement cavity membrane, applied waterproof render and skim, and screed a new waterproof floor. The wet rot that had developed as a result of the damp basement meant replacing rotten timbers and treating those that remained.

Rosewood Hotel basement tanking

Rosewood Hotel London

Rosewood Hotel basement tanking

Project Description

Location: High Holborn, London
Services: Basement Tanking

Rosewood is a haven of peace and tranquility amongst the hustle of central London. A hotel as elegant as this deserves to be looked after and the guests expect only the highest standards when in residence. LDS were called in to investigate a problem in the basement area and following our thorough survey, found evidence of damp which meant basement tanking in order to render it usable again.

In this instance, we removed all damaged surface plaster and applied specific basement tanking waterproof render before replastering the large basement. The floor was also in need of repair as a result of water damage so we added a new screed waterproof floor throughout the affected basement area.