Transforming a damp cellar or basement can be an astonishingly economical way of accumulating living space and can significantly accelerate the value of a property.
Tanking and waterproofing of cellars can transform basements into a variety of light liveable damp free areas i.e. Bathrooms, Kitchens, Studies etc. the possibilities are endless, the only thing holding you back is your imagination. Turn that damp, gloomy area into a bright, gleaming area.
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- No Minimum Charge.
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- Vetted by The Financial Services Authority.
- Issued only by registered contractors working to BS6576 for damp proofing and to the Property Care Association’s codes of practice for all other remedial treatments.
- Up to 30 years Protected Guarantee.
- Contractors must have had formal training and certification by a Chemical Manufacturing Company or by the Property Care Association which is the monitoring body for the remedial industry.
Cementitious Structural Waterproofing:
The Basement Tanking System is a multi-coat waterproofing system that is both hard-wearing and adaptable. The main coating material, Vandex TT55, is a cement-based powder which is mixed with water and applied to walls, floors, and ceilings by trowel. Providing the substrate is structurally sound, it sets to form a bond with the masonry substrate, creating a watertight barricade to the penetration of water. A sand-cement render is applied to the walls and a bottle cove formed at the wall-floor junction using Vandex Unimortar 1. Two coats of tanking are then applied to the walls and floor. Finally, a screed is applied to the floor and a suitable plaster is applied to the walls.
The system that we use is a Cavity Membrane System: This is particularly suited for damp proofing in old and unused cellars to create a damp free area. Therefore Victorian style basements are most subject to using this system and have been frequently been used throughout the U.K. With this system it is irrelevant of the condition of the substrate for its effectiveness. Membranes are specially sealed to the walls using specialists fixing plugs and floors there is no need for any form of fixing.
Oldroyd Xv can be concealed with plasterboard (by means of timber battens or the Fast frame Dry lining System), screed, or a floating timber floor. This system will include a sump, pump and will need to be included as part of the drainage system. The Aquadrain perimeter drainage channel may also be used on the affected walls to provide added drainage at the wall-floor junction.