Drainage membranes provide an alternative to cementitious tanking systems. Theses work by holding the water back, whereas a drainage membrane will still allow the water to penetrate the structure but will control it in the air gap and divert the water to a suitable drainage point. By allowing the water to continue to penetrate the problem of pressure build up is solved, and the internal air gap allows the membrane to breathe and to some extent dry out. After fitting the membrane wall surface are free to be plastered directly and floors can be screed.
- Control and divert water
- Breathable membranes
- Works with other waterproofing layers
- Solves pressure build up
- Plaster direct to membrane surface
- External and Internal
The first step is to apply a primary waterproofing layer to the external walls of the property, we then cover that layer in a waterproof protection and drainage membrane layer. By doing this we can then offer another level of protection for the external wall.Waterproofing If you would like more detail on waterproofing please visit the page here
To make a basement fit for refurbishment, it is imperative that you are able to control moisture and water as this will, over time, cause damage to a structure. A waterproof coating will need to be applied to the inside walls and floors and this needs to be done prior to any decorating and insulation. To maintain and optimise the humidity of the rooms we must then regulate the ventilation, you can read some information on proper ventilation here. Once both of those have been tended to we must then apply an interior drainage membrane so safely move the water to the designated drainage zones.
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