Replacing a School Hall floor
This is a case study on a recent contract of ours following the floods of june 2007
School benefits from pioneering treatment following flood devastation
A high-quality waterproofing system, more often seen in basement conversions, has been used by a Basement Living Group member to restore a flood-damaged Victorian school hall to its former glory.
Cook Group of Hull used the pioneering system at one of the city’s Victorian Primary Schools when flood damage exacerbated an existing problem with its assembly hall floor.
“We took up the old floor system and applied a high capacity cavity membrane system to the heating duct and then upgraded the existing sump and pump,” said managing director, Dave Cook.
With the membrane securing the new sub-floor, new oversite concrete was laid, all new support walls, joists followed by a new high-quality Douglas Fir finished floor.
Mr Cook said: “The striking thing is that we were able to adapt this technology for a new purpose. Because of the building’s Grade II-listed status, we had to be sympathetic to the building and use the best system possible.”
The school had been damaged in the floods of July 2007 as the city’s drainage system was overwhelmed when the equivalent of two months of rainfall fell in just 12 hours.10,000 homes and businesses were flooded as well as a great many of the city’s schools.
Cook Group has been heavily involved in the clear-up, working on around 300 flooded properties in the city and generating £2m of work in the last two years.