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The Leigh is a farmhouse situated near the River Severn in between Tewkesbury and Gloucester.

On the 20th of July 2007, severe rainfall caused the nearby River Severn to rise and the water reached such a height that it burst its banks and flooded our client’s property where it remained for several weeks/months before subsiding.


Following a number of meetings with the insurance company’s surveyor and loss adjuster we recommended installing a cavity drain membrane system to walls and floors. Linked to a full-floor drainage system, it would incorporate sumps with automatic pumps. Extra flood prevention measures would also be carried out by other contractors i.e. door and window openings would be raised, ducts and air bricks would be blocked.

The loss adjuster and insurers saw the advantages of our membrane system straight away. Any costs would easily offset the savings made. Their approval for the work followed soon after.


Our client decided to go a stage further. Finding specialist insulating boards and plaster finishes that were waterproof and resistant to flood damage. This meant that if future flood waters rose and structural damage was imminent, the water would be allowed to enter the property through strategically placed vents. Following the removal of the water, finished surfaces would need washing down and sanitising.

Would they recommend

Guardian Preservation?

'Yes, Guardian is an excellent company with high levels of expertise throughout. Tim, Chris and the team designed and installed a superb system. We are delighted with the result – thank you very much.’

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