Waterproofing Your Basement

Homeowners construct buildings all the time. Whether it’s a garage, an addition to their house, or a basement – waterproofing is necessary for that project to progress safely.

Since the water table is higher than your basement, it’s probable that it may be susceptible to damp. The rising water pressure in your basement can lead to water entering through cracks or weaknesses in your foundation

Basement waterproofing prevents water from entering the area and causing damp issues.

Ways To Waterproof A Basement

At Damp Proofing Leicester, we offer both cavity drainage and water-proofing services. Our contractors can seal the outside of your home to prevent storm water entry, install interior walls for you with either a bladder or spacer, or power your basement by choosing an appropriate cavity drain or drainage system.

Tanking A Basement

Tanking materials are typically used to stop water from getting into a property. This is accomplished by applying a liquid-level sensitive tanking slurry around the basement floor at a thickness of 0.5mm in two or three coats.

Once it has cured, it should be completely covered by a render or another surface. This method helps keep the basement waterproof and prevents moisture from seeping in through any of the walls.

Tanking Membrane

Basement tarps have been specifically manufactured to direct moisture and water by containing it or moving it away. They typically contain the water using a membrane that allows for drainage channels and pump systems. These are often manufactured by PermaSEAL, John Newton & Platon

There are a few different types of wet membranes. Wet membranes need water and they will quickly dry out. There are also different types, such as anti-static membrane, glass bead membrane and sterling silver mesh membrane.

Other basement waterproofing materials are used when there are no basements to waterproof, for example in homes where the foundations have not been built. They’re designed for flooring or when dry-lining is being done in an interior wall.

It is very important to consider all of your options when making a decision on basement waterproofing. Basements can often flood and it is always wise to have some plans for this situation. Depending on the extent of your basement, installing a system that deals with this potentiality would be beneficial.

Our team is highly skilled and knowledgeable in all aspects of basement waterproofing and tanking, whether it’s a large job or a small one. We offer an impressive range of products and services to suit your needs and we’re able to provide expert advice on any job.

Permagard is a membrane manufacturer. Its products include newton membranes that are used in construction, gas membrane materials for homes, and service kits.

We have learned that radon gas can enter your home when there is no pressure on its entry point. We offer installation help, advice on lowering level issues and response to any other geo-technical questions or concerns that you may have.