‘Tanking’ refers to the application of a bonded membrane to a substrate, which will prevent the passage of groundwater. Tanking is the process of creating a watertight envelope around properties surfaces that lie below ground level.
It is an important process because it is likely that at some point, water pressure will come to bear upon the structure at some point. Ideally, it is linked in with an effective damp proof course above ground level, which will prevent the passage of groundwater.
Here at Dampshield, we apply these systems to either the positive side or negative side of a substrate. The positive method is achieved when the hydrostatic water pressure is pushing the tanking onto the substrate. This method is generally used in new build situations.
Negative tanking is where the system is applied to the other side of a wall, therefore the hydrostatic water pressure will try to push it off the substrate. Negative tanking is generally used in existing basements and complies with the requirements of BS 8102. Successful application on the negative side requires a comprehensive specification, as supplied by Dampshield in conjunction with Sovereign Chemicals.
Investing in tanking will transform your damp basement or cellar into a dry space that can be used as an extra room.
Why hesitate, call our expert team and reclaim your basement by transforming it into an extra room. With years of experience, you can trust Dampshield to complete the job to the highest standards.
All our staff members are fully trained on the processes involved. You can be sure that we are providing you with A-rated service, at affordable prices. Simply call us for a free survey today on: 01792 897142. Or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org