Waterproof Tanking SystemsWaterproof tanking systems refers to how free water is managed externally around a building structure or room which is usually underground. Tanking membranes are barrierlike systems which prevent water from entering a below ground level room by providing a physical barrier. This is the traditional method, however, we use a more modern, reliable and risk-free structure. Cavity Drain membranes are a reliable alternative for structural waterproofing. The issue with tanking membranes, as opposed to drainage membranes, is that if there is an issue with just a minor section of the wall, then the whole structure becomes ineffective. The cavity drainage is impermeable to moisture and moisture vapour. There are numerous advantages to this system:
- The system won’t be subjected to aggressive water pressure as it depressurises the water
- Damage is easily repairable, and one minor default won’t affect the entire system
- They can be maintained via inspection ports and meet the British Standard Requirement
- They can be easily tested to assess performance, even before fixtures, fittings and finishes are applied
- They are easily removable and suitable for larger properties.
What is BS 8102
BS 8102 is a design specification outlining various methods of waterproofing available for structural waterproofing projects. The specification is not UK law, however, it is in line with British Standard regulations.The specification contains up-to-date principles, recommendations and risk assessments in order to prevent issues which have occurred previously, due to poor workmanship or materials used. We are approved with TUG & CGS Insurance and offer insurance backed guarantees.