Why Basements Leak

Your wise guide to leaking basements

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What causes a basement to leak?

Basements can leak for a number of reasons. In a property with no real waterproofing solution in place, water will eventually make its way into your basement or cellar from the surrounding earth. More often than not though, a leaking basement will be the result of a previous waterproofing system that has failed.

Whether your basement is founded on poured concrete, stone or brick - no basement is immune from water leaking through the walls or floor.

Water leaking through tanking

Tanking with a waterproof cement or slurry is a common basement waterproofing solution - and it can be very effective. That said, tanking is susceptible to cracks caused by hydrostatic pressure or vibrations in the ground surrounding your basement.

If your property has experienced failed tanking, it may be time to consider a different approach.

Failed Tanking

Watch our short video to find out the tell tale signs of failed tanking. Even tiny cracks can allow considerable volumes of water to leak through.

Failed Tanking

leak free basement waterproofing

Find out more about our advanced internal waterproofing systems that use a combination of wall waterproofing and drainage systems, such as our patented WaterGuard drainage system, to keep your basement warm and dry.

Internal waterproofing

Internal basement waterproofing is the most modern method to waterproof a basement. It is also comparatively cost-effective.

Interior waterproofing

Drainage systems

Learn more about the different options we have for draining away any water collected by our wall waterproofing systems.

Drainage systems

Contact a leaking basement specialist

For additional information on leaking basements and cellars contact us today on 0808 256 4538 or email us using our online contact form.

Alternatively, you can request a basement and cellar survey online or contact your local branch.

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