Tanking and Structural Waterproofing

Tanking and Structural Waterproofing

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These two systems are usually used below ground level or where you have ground level issues from inside to outside on the wall you are treating. The term tanking refers to a water proofing system that includes the floor and walls within a treated area. The term structural water proofing is used when specific areas are just being treated such as an individual wall or floor.

There are lots of systems on the market but they basically boil down to two categories: cement based and plastic membrane based. The systems are equally appropriate and can be used in both new build and renovation work.

Cement Based Tanking Systems

How they differ is the cement based system will seal the structure you are treating and can cause a build up of hydrostatic water pressure in the wall and floor structures behind the waterproofing system. It’s therefore vital that the wall and floor structures are capable of withstanding the pressure otherwise this can cause the system to fail.

Cavity Drain Plastic Membrane Tanking System

Plastic membrane systems effectively line the structure in a full waterproofing system. This would include the walls and floor. Within this lining there is a series of special drainage channels and possibly a sump and pump arrangement to remove water from the system.

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