IDEAL BASEMENT WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS
There are several solutions offered for waterproofing for your home’s foundations. These solutions are can be categorized into three main systems of waterproofing. Traditional systems are still available today, as well as the up-to-date basement waterproofing systems that offer protection that is more superior. The systems are tanking as well as interior and exterior water proofing systems.
INTERIOR BASEMENT WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS
EXTERIOR BASEMENT WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS
Tanking has always been a traditional approach to waterproofing. It involves work on the foundations of your basement’s interior. This is a system whereby all the inside walls are coated with such things as a thick layer of hydraulic cement, paints, resins or sealants for waterproofing purposes.
The result is a basement that looks like a protected tank in a way that water has no means of getting into the room’s interior. Many professionals still employ this technique, and amateurs can also be able to use it. Despite being a simple technique to implement, tanking has its shortcomings.
Firstly, the tanking systems can develop cracks due to underground vibrations or as the house settles. Another key problem is the method does not drain the water, which may result in pressure against the walls.
We do not use the tanking method at Aquatech Waterproofing. However, if we tank your walls, then we use delta membranes and cavity walls to form a barrier that lets water drain away safely from your house.