The reasons for failed tanking
Even tiny cracks in basement tanking can allow considerable volumes of water to seep through.
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 hydrostatic pressure behind the tanking system
Because the majority of tanking systems are cementitious, they are inflexible. This means sufficient external pressure will cause tanking systems to crack and ultimately fail. Internal and external basement waterproofing methods are available to replace failed tanking systems.
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Contact us for more information about failed tanking
If you suspect your basement tanking system has failed, or you have any related basement waterproofing questions, then contact Wise Basement Systems on 08082564538 to speak to one of our waterproofing experts.
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