In the above video we look at the tell tale signs of failed tanking. Even tiny cracks in basement tanking can allow considerable volumes of water to seep through.
The reasons for failed tanking
Tanking can fail for a number of reasons:
- Vibrations in the ground from passing trains or small earthquakes
- The property settling into the ground
- A build up of water (hydrostatic) pressure behind the tanking system
Because tanking systems are cementitious they are inflexible. This means sufficiant external pressure will cause tanking systems to crack and ultimately fail. Internal and external basement waterproofing methods are available to replace failed tanking systems.
More information on tanking systems and modern waterproofing systems
For more information on tanking, and alternative methods of basement waterproofing, visit the following web pages:
Find out more about traditional basement tanking systems and associated problems.Basement tanking
Basement waterproofing regulations
Find out more about the laws and regulations surrounding basement waterproofing systems
How to waterproof a basement
A step by step guide to making your basement waterproofHow to waterproof a basement
Contact us for more information about failed tanking
If you suspect your basement tanking system has failed, or you have any related waterproofing questions, then contact Wise Basement Systems on 0808 256 4538 to speak to one of our waterproofing experts.
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