Waterproofing “tanking” is needed anytime a structure is built at ground level or below ground. Waterproofing and drainage considerations are especially needed in cases where ground water is likely to build up in the soil and raise the water table.We can also use land drainage around a property to help move water away from the building where possible. A higher water table causes hydrostatic pressure to be exerted underneath basement floors and against basement walls.
Hydrostatic pressure forces water in through cracks in foundation walls, through openings caused by expansion and contraction of the footing-foundation wall joint and up through floor cracks. Hydrostatic pressure can cause major structural damage to foundation walls and is likely to contribute to mold, decay and other moisture related problems.
Basement expectations can lead to disappointment if it is discovered that the basement is rendered uninhabitable by water ingress and requires basement waterproofing or a water management solution. No matter the degree of damage utilising the latest innovations within basement waterproofing, our specialist Wise Basement Systems team can transform the most soiled and polluted basement into an area suitable for domestic use using the latest basement waterproofing techniques.
Our advanced basement waterproofing treatments and systems for excessive moisture encourages management of water rather than physical retention. Our Wise Basements systems division, while considering all available techniques, will normally install an advanced air gap membrane system.
This is installed for basement waterproofing walls and floors providing you with a basement ready for renovationwith the peace of mind of a 10 year Sovereign Guarentee.