Basement Smell Absorber - Basement Tanking simplified means keeping water from your basement or below the ground structure. Your basement doesn't have to be fully underground either to have potential problems with water. Even sloping sites where your basement is built into a hill side or has only 1 wall with earth up against it means that you might have a problem with water in the future. So what are your Basement Tanking Options. ?
Simplified you will find just two ways of tanking a basement. The first method is to use an external program. These systems when applied to the exterior of the structure form a barrier to prevent water entering the construction. To use this strategy you can only do this when building a new basement. (for the obvious reasons). Successful external basement tanking means forming a watertight membrane barrier equally under the concrete slab as well as the vertical surfaces effectively making a watertight tank around your basement.
This has benefits of keeping the construction dry and employing the power of any water present to push the membrane on the structure. Many designers use a land drain at adjoining externally to the wall floor junction footing. This is the area where water pressure is at its greatest and the land drain intercepts water and diverts it in the applied membrane and the structure. You will find an assortment of unique products available to people using this choice when basement tanking such as, paint or spray applied liquid membranes, flashlight on/heat welded membranes, bonded sheet drains, clay matting membranes etc..
Please be aware that though it might seem easy in principle that the detailing and site conditions can be a substantial problem in getting these systems put in correctly. It only takes one mistake in workmanship in applying external basement tanking products and you could have a very waterproofing catastrophe. Wet, muddy and also very cold conditions might not match the manufacturer's recommendations when applying this sort of system be very conscious that unless you follow their guidelines you might not have any recourse should things go wrong.