We cater for both domestic and commercial customers with an extensive range of services, including Damp Proofing, Rising Damp treatments and Basement Tanking.



Most families yearn for extra space as an inbuilt requirement in today’s modern world, a lot of homeowners are utilising the space they already have, by converting dingy cellars and basements into bright and cosy additional rooms instead.



Rising damp is an issue that can sometimes affect all buildings. It is a problem more often in older houses where the original damp proof course has become damaged.

Basement Waterproofing in Bedford

When it comes to ensuring your home or property is safe against the dangers of water, you can trust the team at Aquafoss to provide the services that you are in need of. We have over 40 years of experience in the industry and have worked extremely hard to build up the positive reputation that we have. Whether you need damp proofing or your basement waterproofing, you can count on us. Our services are available to customers across Bedford and the wider area, whether commercial or domestic.

We are more than happy to provide you with competitive quotes and always make sure that the highest standards of workmanship are carried out. If you have any questions about our services, feel free to get in contact.


Ignoring tell tale signs of damp and leaks can cause serious problems further down the line. It is important that if you notice any typical signs, you get in contact with a professional to help solve these problems.

At Aquafoss we offer a wide range of services to make sure that our customers have access to a repair or treatment they need. Some of the services we conduct include:

  • Wet/Dry Rot Treatment
  • Rising Damp Treatments
  • Waterproofing
  • Rising Damp Treatment
  • Cellar Tanking
  • Woodwork Treatment
  • Basement Conversions
  • Damp Proofing
  • Woodworm Treatments

To get a quote or to find out more about the services we provide, please feel free to get in contact with us today on 01525 374406 or fill in our online contact form.

What Is Basement Waterproofing?

This particular technique is an approach used to prevent excess and unwanted water from entering the basement of a house or property. Different materials can be used to achieve this and can involve the installation of drainage. Without correct waterproofing in your basement or cellar, water could begin to seep through the cracks. This usually happens as a result of hydrostatic pressure which forces water from the soil into any gap it can find.

There are a few things you can look out for when it comes to damp and water related problems. Most of these signs will be easy to see but others require more careful attention. Crack or bulging walls are usually a sign that something is not right. Cracks can appear in all directions and walls that are bowing indicates external pressure of some form. Paint that is peeling away from your wall or appears as if it is bubbling is another common sign of a damp issue. If mould or wall salt is found, then water may be damaging your building.

Basement Construction Regulations

If you are interested in converting your basement space into a usable area for your home or business, you should make sure you are aware of any regulations that apply. As this is high-risk work, it is important to ensure that buildings are stable to be worked on and appropriate health and safety gear is used. Detailed plans of the completed basement must be created and the builder carrying out the project must use these to finish work requested. Builders working on basement conversions may also need to identify temporary work that needs to be done, including trench supports or propping arrangements that need to be made.

The main building regulations that apply to basements refer to fire escape routes, ventilation, damp proofing, ceiling height, water supplies, and electrical wiring. On occasions, foundation and underpinning work may be required to ensure full safety of those using the space. If you share walls with any properties adjoined, then you will need to consider the Party Wall Act 1996 when converting a space.

For more details on basements and the relevant building regulations, please visit the Planning Portal.

Around Bedford

With a population of around 87,000. The town of Bedford sits on the River Great Ouse and is though to be the burial place of Offa of Mercia. There are plenty of things to do while in the areas, including Priory Country Park, Panacea Museum, and St Andrew’s Church. If you are in need of basement waterproofing or other damp treatment services, please get in contact with us at Aquafoss.

Contact Us

Protecting your home against potential water damage is important and we understand that. At Aquafoss, we make it our aim to provide the best services possible to our customers.

To find out more about us or the work we do, please feel free to get in contact with us. You can call our team on or fill in our online contact form here.