Many houses have basements, cellars and vaults that were never designed for modern living. They can suffer from rising damp and penetrating damp and even flooding, and as a result are not used to their full potential.
Rentokil Property Care offers a range of waterproofing and tanking systems that can transform a damp basement into a dry habitable living space.
Firstly our surveyor will inspect your basement and discuss your needs. The surveyor will inform you of the options available to transform your damp basement or cellar, before he designs a waterproofing system for you.
We offer both cementitious tanking and waterproofing using cavity drain membranes. We will sometimes combine both damp proofing systems to waterproof a basement.
Cementitious tanking utilises a system of cement based waterproof coatings to prevent penetrating damp caused by capillary movement of water moving through earth retaining walls. The tanking coatings can be plastered to provide a smooth surface to decorate.
Cementitious tanking is used in situations where there is no free flowing water or risk of flooding and in small areas where there is an isolated damp problem.
Cavity Drain Membranes utilise a studded membrane to line the walls and floors to provide a dry internal surface.
The walls can then be dry lined or plastered, and the floors can be screeded or overlaid with chipboard or tongue and groove flooring.
Sealed systems are used in conjunction with drainage or sump and pump where there is active water or flooding.
Ventilated systems are used where there is no visible water and in situations where conventional damp proofing methods are inappropriate.
Both of these systems can be designed to comply with BS8102, which is the code of practice relating to waterproofing underground structures.
Contact Rentokil Property Care on 0800 0121 437 for further advice on waterproofing and tanking or to arrange a visit by a surveyor.