What is Tanking?

Tanking involves waterproofing cellar or basement walls using cement, crucial when converting these spaces into usable rooms to prevent water seepage. Different methods exist, and the best choice depends on various factors. At Anke Damp Proofing, we conduct property surveys following BS8102:2009 guidelines to recommend the ideal tanking approach. Our surveyors, not driven by commission, prioritise your needs and property integrity.

Before applying any tanking material, walls must be reinforced and thoroughly inspected for weaknesses or damage. Our team excels in ensuring a top-quality tanking treatment by addressing these crucial details.

Does My Basement Need Tanking?

If you plan to convert your basement into a livable area, waterproofing becomes essential. Without it, moisture seeping through the walls from the ground can pose a long-term issue.

There are scenarios where using tanking might not be suitable. For instance, newly constructed buildings yet to settle aren’t ideal for cementitious tanking slurries. Additionally, basements close to railway or tube lines might face vibration challenges, making other waterproofing methods more advisable.

Rest assured, our skilled team guarantees a job done right, adhering to current British Standards for a successful outcome.

Why Do You Need To Damp Proof Your Basement?

If your cellar is merely for storage and doesn’t require a dry environment, wall tanking may not be necessary. However, for converting the basement into a livable space, waterproofing becomes crucial. Dampness can cause discomfort, making rooms chilly and damaging wall decor. Moreover, it promotes mould growth on items, posing health risks.

Reach out to our team to explore wall tanking options in London, Hertfordshire, Essex, and Cambridge. We’re also here to discuss alternative damp proofing solutions for your cellar or basement.