What is Basement or Cellar Tanking?
Tanking is the term given to the installation of a waterproofing system within a basement or cellar.
This form of waterproofing is applied directly onto the walls and floors of a below ground structure to prevent the passage of ground water through the structure. In essence by covering all surfaces, you are left with a “tank” or shell. Usually tanking is maintenance free, as long as the installation is carried out properly.
When most people think of tanking they think of a cementitious waterproofing product. This is often the case, but can also including applying liquid rubber products and self healing membranes which mechanically bond to structures. Generally these all come under “Type A” waterproofing systems.