Waterproofing is an essential consideration for anyone building a basement that they intend to use for storage or habitable accommodation.
Too often, basement waterproofing giving high enough priority, and as a result, a cheap and inappropriate basement waterproofing option using to try and get inside an unrealistic budget. It often leads to failure, and the resultant consequential losses can be disastrous for the building or property owner.
Basements are often designed and built from well-graded and even ‘waterproof concrete,’ concrete blocks, or blocks with concrete infill. A well-designed built structure will generally form the primary resistance to water absorption. The concrete does not allow water to pass through.
A basement waterproofing is adopted even if the structure is new and built from ‘waterproof concrete. When the concrete construction considers integrally waterproof.
Ways Of Basement Waterproofing
We have two options for waterproofing. One is to Tank the basement, and the other is to waterproof the basement with a Cavity Drain Membrane.
Tanking the Basement
A product is applied internally or externally. It is designed to stop and hold the water physically.
Cavity Drain Membrane
It is applied to the inner face of the earth retaining structure. It can accept the ingress of water, depressurize it and manage it to a safe evacuation point.
Tanking basement waterproofing to new structures has higher chance of risks. Whether you apply it to basement internally or externally to the design tanking systems, it needs to use 100% defect-free to be effective if water is delivering under pressure against the structure.
Most new-build basement waterproofing designs that incorporate an external tanking system also include a land drain, which helps de-water the surrounding ground areas and reduces the water level delivered against the structure. Almost any wall and floor finish required can achieve using Cavity Drain Membrane
Advantages of Cavity Drain Membrane
- It is often little or no preparation
- Flexible and can move with the structure.
- They are not vaporing permissable.
- It is considered to be sympathetic to the structure and reversible.
- They can cater for less than adequate quality and condensation.
- It can be maintainable.
- It can be applied in less than ideal site conditions not to hold up a project program.
- They can test before installing fixtures and fittings.
- 10-year insured guarantee can obtain when installed by a suitable specialist.
- Full design liability can take by certain specialist basement waterproofing contractors