Would cellar flood if Tanking compromised by drainage system?

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3 years ago

Would cellar flood if Tanking compromised by drainage system?

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Would cellar flood if Tanking compromised by drainage system?

Would installing a drain and pump system into a tanked cellar to solve minor damp and condensation problems risk flooding? drain and pump

The property is at the bottom of a hill on land with a variable water table and occasional standing water a little lower down, and has flooded in the past, although not since the work done by a previous owner.

And would a drain survey be needed for BS8021 compliance?

Many thanks for your help

Theo



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Joe Bloggs

3 years ago

do you mean to say:
Would installing a drain and pump system into a tanked cellar to solve minor damp and condensation problems, risk flooding?

i cant see why it would if a non-return valve on the drainage was incorporated. but surely a better solution would be heating, humidistat controlled ventilation and perhaps a dehumidifier. im guessing it will be problematic to resolve the water seepage.


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