Damp Storage Room – Guildford, Surrey

Client: Domestic Homeowner

Brief: To convert an existing damp cellar storage room into a more usable space


The homeowners of this property in Guildford, Surrey had an existing basement room at the front of their house that always seemed damp and an unpleasant place to be, meaning the space could only be used for storage.

The room had flaking, peeling decorations, mould patches and a strong damp smell throughout, suggesting ongoing wetting of the structure.

We worked closely with the homeowners throughout the project, with the ultimate aim of turning the “junk room” into a much more attractive and usable space within the house.

We installed a full waterproofing Cavity Drain Membrane system throughout the basement area, ensuring the basement stays dry during even the wettest conditions.

Advanced Basements undertook all of the works required to reach the end result, including thickening of the concrete slab to incorporate drainage channels, installing a dedicated pumping system, installation of the waterproofing system along with the dry lining, plastering and all of the finishing carpentry.

We fully project managed all of the works, from start to finish, taking the stress of organising and coordinating all the different trades within a tight deadline off of the homeowners.

The only thing that we couldn’t help the homeowners with was deciding what colour paint worked best with the new space!

See how we can help to transform a damp room in your home.