A cess pit built along side a church renovation was leaking external water, which was waterproofed internally

Project Details

18th Century Church in a rural setting 5 miles outside Shrewsbury, Shropshire had a cesspit build to accommodate inhabitants under new government guidelines. Built from blocks with a concrete base and render finish it had no waterproofing at all.

After the initial build it began to leak and several attempts were made to waterproof the pit, unsuccessfully.  Water was coming it at such a rate it would have filled the pit three times as fast as designed, meaning much more frequent, and very costly emptying. Beautiful Basements were called in to try and solve the problem. The substrate was extensively cleaned and taken back to the original render, any defects in render or concrete on the floor were repaired and all surfaces in the pit were primed and waterproofed using a range of Koster Aquatecnic’s cementitious rage of slurries.

Mr L said of the project “It was very good to find a company that could provide a solution to our problem. Several others told us it could not be done, you proved them all wrong!”

Location: Shrewsbury