How to fix, treat, repair, stop and prevent dampness in Basements and cellars
Cementitious "tanking" and epoxy systems are a traditional method of waterproofing and can be used as an alternative to cavity drain membranes in certain applications. Cementitious systems are suited to contracts where limited areas are to be treated or where drainage cannot be easily achieved. These systems can also be used in combination with cavity drain membranes, most commonly where headroom is limited or where there is a flat soffit with no drainage falls.
Single component, polymer modified cement "tanking" system for walls and floors
Highly effective damp proof membrane for brickwork, concrete or any cementitious substrate
Surfaces to be treated should be correctly prepared, free from all loose materials and contaminants and be in a sound and solid condition. For application to floors products should be applied directly to the structural slab. For wall applications products should be sandwiched between sand/cement render coats. For all applications, special attention should be given to wall/floor junctions.
NB: Fillet Seal is a pre-packed, cement based and polymer modified product for use as a floor to wall junction seal during waterproofing works when using cementitious slurry coatings and renders. Fillet Seal helps to ensure a smooth transition between horizontal and vertical surfaces which minimises the risk of leaving gaps or holes unsealed during the waterproofing works.
An Example of a Lifecote Tanking Project
This was a damp cellar at a property in Hertfordshire.
The current owners only had one reception room and required an additional living area.
The walls and floor are prepared ready for the cellar conversion.
The floor and walls are repaired and the structural Water Proofing Begins.
walls are ready for insulation and plastering.
The Ceiling insulation process and plastering.
The Project is complete.
The property has been valued at £25,000 more with two dry reception rooms rather than one.
Lifecote charged the customer £11,000 + vat which included all decoration, electrics, heating and flooring.
A substantial discount would be available for tanking only.