Because of the underground nature of basement and cellars, they are more susceptible to damp problems. Combating these damp problems with basement tanking can transform an underground space into habitable accommodation.
Basement waterproofing can be achieved by blocking the passage of water into the building or channelling the water outside the building.
Cementious Tanking Slurry
This tanking slurry cures to form a water impermeable surface which is then covered with a render to protect it. The basement remains completely waterproof and the walls remain dry and breathable.
Cavity Drainage System
Longuard Damp Proofing specialists can install a tanking membrane which acts as a drylining to the walls, ceiling and floor with air gaps behind, so that water can be activated outside of the building.
The first and most important task is to install a cavity drainage channel around the edge of the room. The tanking membrane is then fixed to the walls with waterproof plugs and the floor membrane is then fixed. The junction between wall and floor is sealed with corner tape creating a total barrier from water ingress. Final finishes to the wall using either plasterboard or plastered directly.
The basement tanking system ensures that no damp can seep into the structure, eliminating the risk of wet rot, dry rot, mould or rising damp