Failed Tanking

what happens when tanking fails

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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More info on tanking and modern waterproofing

For more information on tanking, and alternative methods of basement waterproofing, visit the following web pages:

Traditional tanking

Find out more about traditional basement tanking systems and associated problems.


Modern Waterproofing

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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.

Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form.

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