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Basement Waterproofing

Cellar tanking

Basement waterproofing existing basements is sometimes known as cellar tanking. It requires skill and diligence, from all involved. Let’s face it; if water gets into a completed basement, it’s a disaster.

cellar tanking modern style

This is the cavity drain membrane (type C), basement waterproofing before dry lining.

If you are planning on making a habitable room from any cellar or basement we are Yorkshire’s experts in cellar tanking and we can help you.

It’s important to get the basement waterproofing method specified properly. That’s where our skilled and properly qualified surveyors come in. The Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing qualification is the nationally accepted standard to look for. The letters CSSW tell you that your surveyor has been independently scrutinised and had his knowledge of waterproofing basements validated by detailed examination.

Over the past 30 years we’ve completed scores of waterproofing projects. We’ve helped make damp and wet cellars into a range of rooms such as kitchens, bedrooms, home office areas and playrooms for  the kids too. We are not builders so we don’t get involved in the buildings work, leaving that to a builder is always the best plan – we offer the cellar tanking system, so that all the builders’ hard work isn’t spoiled later by ground water ingress.

Not sure which way to turn to creat a dry cellar? call us for free advice on Leeds 265 2752 York 566577 or Sheffield 224 5121 or email us about damp via our contact page

What is Cellar tanking?

Well, these days the methods have changed a lot, especially for existing cellars. Tanking refers to the old methods of creating a waterproof tank, using renders and barriers. These can work well, but they are also prone to failure. Nowadays the ‘tanking’ method has been mostly replaced by cavity drain membrane systems. Don’t worry, we are qualified and experienced in all methods and will specify the best and most cost effective in each case.

Whether basement waterproofing using membranes or a ‘tanked’ solution, care in application is crucial too. Our staff are all direct employees with years of training and experience, using Oldroyd Cavity Drain Membrane methods, Vandex cementitious methods and often a combination of both.

Below ground areas like garages, store rooms, cinemas, restaurants and kitchens, all over Yorkshire have been successfully waterproofed by us over the last 30 years or so.

As members of the Property Care Association’s structural waterproofing section, we offer 10 year guarantees, which are fully insured via the Guarantee Protection Insurance scheme which covers all our waterproofing existing basements work as well as our new-build waterproofing work

All around West and North Yorkshire there are basements which we?ve waterproofed, using the best and most suitable methods ? putting our client?s needs before ours. We work for homeowners and often for building contractors, who are converting a basement but require a basement waterproofing expert to assist and guarantee the completed job.

We’ve answered some common questions and about cellar tanking and basement waterproofing in our Basement waterproofing Frequently asked questions page.

Further Reading:

Cavity Drain Membranes rule right?

On balance I’d agree that the growth of cavity drain membrane has certainly reduced the demand for Type A ‘tanked’ solutions on basement waterproofing. However, I’m seeing my purchasing of cementitious and bituminous materials growing steadily. Of course CDM’s offer a fast and reliable way of protecting below ground structures from ground water and I … Continue reading

Video: Failed Basement Waterproofing Fixed.

The video below is an exiting basement in Wet Yorkshire where the waterproofing failed and we were called in to fix things….

Video: Site Test Using Vandex Plug

Here’s a video of a site test using Vandex Plug – amazing material for fixing a leak fast…. see Craig laugh…

Want help with waterproofing a planned new build basement or other below ground structure? this is our new-build waterproofing section

Call us for free friendly advice Leeds 265 2752 York 566577 or Sheffield 224 5121 or email us about damp via our contact page

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