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We Need to Waterproof Lift Pits

Why do we need to waterproof lift pits?

Lift pits are particularly susceptible to waterproofing issues, so expert diagnostics, solution design, remediation, and preventative maintenance.

Danrae Group leads in lift pit waterproofing, so here’s what you need to think about to ensure your waterproofing is sound and avoid potential future issues such as leaks, concrete spalling, and concrete cancer.

Where Are Lift Pits?

Lift pits are located below ground level and, just like a basement, are damp and vulnerable to water seepage from the surrounding earth. Water will seep through cracks and rise until it reaches the natural water table level. Water ingress tends to occur more often in older buildings where structural components have deteriorated, and cracks in walls and floors may have accumulated over the years, sometimes shifting building foundations. Our team often sees leaks in lift pits after storms or prolonged rain. The problems stem back to two main issues – ineffective or poor quality waterproofing and a lack of ongoing preventative maintenance, which is essential to pick up minor issues before they escalate.

What Happens When 

Lifts Are Water Damaged?

Water entering a lift pit can cause havoc to the lift mechanism, resulting in frequent breakdowns or a complete failure, and it can lead to increased dampness and mould throughout your building, a serious health and safety issue, so it makes sense not to have an inoperational lift, and stay on top of any waterproofing issues.

What Do We Use To Waterproof A Lift Pit?

For lift pits, we would generally apply a hydrostatic membrane to the interior of the lift shaft. Still, we make sure every solution design perfectly fits your property type, building usage and location.

You Can Trust Danrae.

At Danrae Group, we provide end-to-end project management and comprehensive leak detection, solution design, waterproofing and remediation from our skilled in-house team of waterproofing contractors and trades professionals.

Our team tailors every solution design to the type and location of the property, we triple test every waterproofing installation, and we provide a full waterproofing guarantee. We also offer preventative maintenance plans to preserve your waterproofing solution and the integrity and value of your property.

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