Floor Shield Waterproof Basement Subfloor - Basement Tanking simplified means keeping water out of your basement or beneath the ground construction. Your basement does not have to be completely underground either to have potential problems with water. Even sloping sites where your basement is built into a mountain side or has just one wall with ground up against it means that you could have a problem with water in the future. What exactly are your Basement Tanking Options. ?
Simplified there are just two means of tanking a basement. The first method is to use an outside system. These programs when applied to the outside of the construction form a barrier to stop water entering the construction. To use this strategy you can only really do this when building a new basement. The region to pay close attention to is the wall floor intersection. Successful outside basement tanking means forming a waterproof membrane barrier equally under the concrete slab and up the perpendicular surfaces effectively making a waterproof tank around your basement.
This has advantages of keeping the building dry and employing the power of any water present to push the membrane onto the structure. Many manufacturers use a land drain at adjoining externally to the wall floor intersection footing. This is where water pressure is at its best and the land drain intercepts water and diverts it away from the applied membrane and also the construction. You will find an assortment of unique products available to people utilizing this choice when basement tanking such as, paint on or spray applied liquid membranes, torch on/heat welded membranes, bonded sheet membranes, clay matting membranes etc..
Please be aware that though it may appear easy in principle that the detailing and site requirements can be a significant problem in getting these systems put in correctly. It just takes one error in workmanship in applying external basement tanking products and you may have a very waterproofing disaster. Wet, muddy and also very cold conditions may not suit the manufacturer's recommendations when applying this sort of system be aware that unless you follow their guidelines that you may not have any recourse if things go wrong.