Transforming a damp cellar or basement can be an astonishingly economical way of accumulating living space and can significantly accelerate the value of a property.
Tanking and waterproofing of cellars can transform basements into a variety of light liveable damp free areas like bathrooms, kitchens and study rooms. As the possibilities are endless, the only thing holding you back is your imagination. Turn that damp, gloomy area into a bright, gleaming area.
Cementitious Structural Waterproofing
The Basement Tanking System is a multi-coat waterproofing system that is both hard-wearing and adaptable. The main coating material, Vandex TT55, is a cement-based powder which is mixed with water and applied to walls, floors, and ceilings by trowel. Providing the substrate is structurally sound, it sets to form a bond with the masonry substrate, creating a watertight barricade to the penetration of water. A sand-cement render is applied to the walls and a bottle cove is formed at the wall-floor junction using Vandex Unimortar 1. Two coats of tanking are then applied to the walls and floor. Finally, a screed is applied to the floor and a suitable plaster is applied to the walls.