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What is Tanking?
Tanking is the term often used to refer to the waterproofing of basement. Tanking is a completely waterproof membrane applied over a surface, preventing the entry of water. It can be useful in homes with basements which may be flooded due to flood water coming in from above. It can also prevent water coming in from below if the water table rises. Tanking gives you peace of mind that your whole home is protected. You can see one of our experts being interviewed about Tanking by the BBC below.
Our Tanking is:
- Fully compliant with the Code for Sustainable Homes.
- Suitable for use in listed buildings.
- Can be retro fitted or used in new build construction.
- Made from recycled materials.
The two most common wall tanking methods for waterproofing basement walls are:
Structural Waterproofing. This is a multi-coat, pore-blocking slurry mix. It is sandwiched between two coats of dense cement render. The tanking slurry contains polymers that enhance adhesion to the wall and increase tensile strength. Once applied the tanking is able to withstand external water pressure. A dry environment is maintained due to a physical barrier stopping water entering the basement area through the walls.
Cavity Drain Tanking Membrane. A Robust dimpled waterproofing membrane. It can be applied to almost all areas are affected by penetrating damp or water ingress. The membrane creates continuous air cavities to permit ample water drainage and air circulation. This allows underlying substrate to both drain and breath. Fully sealed waterproof basement membranes enable water ingress management. Sump and pump systems ensure water is channeled, drained and discharged from the building.
If you have problems with water or damp entering your home through your external wall then tanking is a solution! We apply our own formula of waterproof render which stops the ingress of water though the wall. Most external damp problems are a result of external factors. We recommend the source of the problem is fixed before you consider a water proof render for damp.
If you are interested in tanking your home then get in touch! You can either give us a call on 01260 289 089 or use our online contact form.