Spray On Rubber Basement Waterproofing - Basement Tanking simplified means keeping water out of your basement or below the ground structure. Your cellar doesn't need to be completely underground either to have potential issues with water. Even sloping sites where your cellar is built into a hill side or has only one wall with ground up against it means that you might have a problem with water later on. What exactly are your Basement Tanking Options. ?
Simplified there are just two ways of tanking a cellar. The first method is to utilize an outside program. These systems when applied to the outside of the structure form a barrier to prevent water penetrating the building. To utilize this approach you can only really do this when building a new cellar. (for all the obvious reasons). The area to pay close attention to is the wall flooring junction. Successful outside cellar tanking means forming a watertight membrane barrier both under the cement slab and up the vertical surfaces efficiently creating a watertight tank around your cellar.
This has benefits of keeping the construction dry and using the ability of any water present to push the membrane onto the structure. Many designers use a property drain at adjacent externally to the wall floor junction footing. This is where water pressure is at its best and the soil drain intercepts water and diverts it away from the applied membrane and the structure.
Please be aware that though it may seem simple in principle that the detailing and site requirements can be a substantial problem in getting these systems put in properly. It only takes one mistake in workmanship in applying external cellar tanking products and you may have a very waterproofing catastrophe. Wet, muddy and also very cold conditions may not suit the company's recommendations when applying this type of system be aware that unless you follow their guidelines you may have no recourse if things go wrong.