What To Know About Water Tanking
Protecting your home from a flood can be done in a number of ways, with many people opting for removable solutions such as flood barriers. But for houses prone to flooding these solutions can’t always offer round the clock protection and peace of mind and more permanent solutions are available in the form of water tanking.
What is Water tanking?
This method protects the basement of a home or business from flooding, both preventing water entry from underneath the house and coming in from above. In extreme weather, the water table beneath homes can rise and destroy everything above it quickly. By spreading a waterproof membrane across cellar floors and walls, our flooding experts can create a watertight seal that stops the internal of the basement becoming filled with water.
Out Of Site
One of the main attractions of water tanking is that it’s a permanent flood prevention method that is totally invisible in your home. Applying the membrane to drywall and the concrete foundation means that once it is installed, it’s there for life. What’s more, the membrane is easy to paint over, wallpaper, floor or even build on, meaning your basement can be styled exactly to your liking, without there being an eyesore caused by the water tanking.
Why Should I Get It?
Even if you don’t live in flood-prone area, water tanking can be beneficial to a premise, by creating an extra useable room within. Most cellars and basements are cold, poorly ventilated and more often than not a little bit damp – natural side effects of essentially being underground. But this damp can often make the room unusable as it creeps onto any items stored down there and smells unpleasant. With water tanking, this damp can be prevented, creating a barrier and stopping your possessions from turning mouldy!
If you’re interested in water tanking, or want to know more call our team on 01260 289 089.