Newton Specialist Contractors damp proof the Tower Bridge in London

  • 16 Sep 2019

Newton products were recently used at London’s famous Tower Bridge to prevent damp at the Bridge’s Master’s Quarters.

Landscaping contractor Maylim was commissioned by the City of London Corporation to investigate why the Master’s Quarters at No.1 Tower Bridge was suffering from damp. After excavating, they discovered that the structure had no effective damp proofing protection. This is where Newton Specialist Contractor ASF Waterproofing was commissioned to install new damp proofing measures to solve the issue.

ASF Waterproofing approached the project in two phases, using multiple products to effectively damp proof both inside and outside the building.

During phase one, the team correctly prepared and cleaned the internal wall surfaces and installed a new damp proof course by injecting Newton 804-DPC into the walls at regular intervals, then sealing the holes with Newton 313-WP. The walls were then smoothed with a new internal render, ready for Newton 103-S to be quickly and easily sprayed to provide a final barrier to water.

For phase two, the external walls were well prepared and cleaned before applying a new external render coat. The wall was then thoroughly waterproofing with four coats of the flexible, resilient Newton 109-LM. To ensure that the building was completely protected externally, the waterproofing began at 1-metre below ground level and extended all the way up to the existing windowsills.

Gerard Purcell, Commercial Director at Maylim, comments on the project: “We would like to record our thanks and appreciation for the damp proofing work that ASF Waterproofing undertook at Maylim’s One Tower Bridge project. The service provided far exceeded the norm; from the initial contact, through to installation and delivery. Your approach, attitude and the quality of the Newton Waterproofing materials used were first class, and we would have no hesitation in recommending you in the future.” 

Overall, ASF Waterproofing were able to provide a high quality and comprehensive damp proofing solution. 

Newton Waterproofing Systems,
Newton House,
17-20 Sovereign Way,
United Kingdom,

Phone: 01732 360 095
Fax: 01732 359 033
E-mail: [email protected]


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