Basement Tanking and Cellar Tanking

What is Basement Tanking?

Basement tanking is a generic term to describe Type A barrier protection which involves the application of a waterproofing barrier to the walls of the basement. Basement tanking systems work by applying a waterproof coating directly to the porous cellar walls to prevent water seepage and therefore creating a dry and improved internal environment. Basement tanking is developed not to remove the flow of water (as in Type C waterproofing) but to stop it. The lining or slurry is applied onto the walls to form a tank which creates a barrier to prevent water from getting into the building.

What is Cellar Tanking?

Cellar tanking is a waterproofing method which involves putting a “lining” onto the cellar walls which then forms a tank around the cellar to stop water permeating the cellar walls. The “lining” gives the wall a smooth finish which looks aesthetically pleasing and allows moisture control.

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How Tanking works?

Barrier ProtectionBasement or cellar tanking is usually used in situations where there is no free flowing water or any risk of flooding and it is applied when there is an isolated problem. In areas with poor drainage and a high water table can be problematic causing basements and cellars to become permanently damp. Tanking systems use a cementitious coating which meets the industry guidelines for structural waterproofing (BS8102).

Waterproof coatings can be applied using a trowel or even in some circumstances sprayed on with the main aim of creating a waterproof barrier. After this has been applied plaster can be used on top of these coatings. To ensure the water doesn’t seep into the building particular attention must be applied to the potentially weak points of the structure – for example, the wall and floor junctions.

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Trust Timberwise to able to provide you with the right basement and cellar tanking solutions to your damp basement problem. Don’t hesitate to contact Timberwise via our let’s chat button by calling on 0800 288 8660 or you can request a survey. A survey through Timberwise will be able to identify the full extent of the problem and identify the best waterproofing solution for you and your property.

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