Water Sealing Basement Windows - Your basement doesn't have to be completely underground either to have potential issues with water. Even sloping sites where your basement is built into a hill side or has only 1 wall with ground up against it means that you might have a problem with water later on. So what are your Basement Tanking Alternatives. ?
Simplified you will find two ways of tanking a basement. The first method is to use an external system. These programs when applied to the outside of the structure form a barrier to prevent water penetrating the building. To use this approach you can only really do this when constructing a new basement. (for the obvious reasons). The region to pay close attention to is the wall flooring junction. Successful external basement tanking means forming a waterproof membrane barrier both under the concrete slab and up the vertical surfaces efficiently making a waterproof tank around your basement.
This has benefits of maintaining the construction dry and employing the power of any water current to push the membrane on the structure. Many designers use a land drain at adjacent externally to the wall floor junction footing. This is the area where water pressure is at its greatest and the soil drain intercepts water and diverts it in the applied membrane along with the structure.
Please be aware that though it may seem easy in principle that the detailing and site requirements can be a substantial problem in getting these systems placed in correctly. It only takes one error in workmanship in employing external basement tanking products and you may have a really waterproofing disaster. Wet, muddy and also very cold states may not suit the manufacturer's recommendations when employing this sort of system be conscious that unless you follow their guidelines you may not have any recourse if things go wrong.