Basement tanking is another way to keep water from entering your basement. It is different from making a cellar waterproof which often involves draining water out. Instead, basement tanking involves applying a waterproof coating (called a tanking slurry, hence the name) to the walls and floor. This makes the space permanently watertight and prevents water ingress from getting in and causing your home to be damp. The tanking slurry is essentially the name of the mixture that is applied to the walls and is usually a mixture of chemicals, cements and aggregates designed to block water. It most commonly arrives in powder form and needs to be mixed before it can be applied to the walls and requires at least two coats to be properly effective. There are certain waterproofing regulations set out by the British Standards Institute that need to be adhered to when it comes to applying slurry to the walls.
Here at ABS Basement Systems, we ensure that we always adhere to the best practices and meet all the conditions required to do this. We have been providing basement and cellar tanking for over thirty years and are fully equipped to deal with all tanking requirements in your home. Our methods and materials ensure an extremely effective method for waterproofing your home and keeping it protected. Once the tanking process has been done, we can re-plaster the walls for you making them ready for decorating and turning your previously damp and dark space into cosy and habitable living space. If you are looking to maximise your living space and would like to find out more about our basement tanking then please get in touch with us today. We would love to give you a no-obligation quote and help you to add value and space to your home.
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