The demand for basement conversions has continued to grow in recent years, as home owners look for a cost effective way to create added living space within their property.
An essential part of any basement conversion is the importance of a high quality waterproofing system. This is a highly important step to take as in ensures there is no possibility of water ingress so the basement stays dry and warm.
As basements are created below ground level, they are more susceptible to unwanted water ingress which can cause issues further down the line. This means the type of basement system used has to be carefully considered as a wide variety of methods are now available.
One option is using and installing a system called cavity drain membrane on both the walls and floor of the cellar. The cavity drain membrane seals the area and also manages the water flow through to a water guard drainage system. Providing you with consistent protection against the consequences of unwanted water entering the building.
Another option for a basement waterproofing system is cementitious tanking slurry, this works by blocking water from entering the building under hydrostatic pressure. To ensure this system works to its full potential it’s vital the walls are fully prepared before applying two coats of the slurry onto the masonry work. After the final coat has hardened, a layer of universal mortar or renovation plaster can be applied prior to the final finish to protect the tanking layer from any possible damage.
Twistfix tanking slurry and floor junction fillet seal carry the same guarantee of quality as our entire range of products. This ensures our entire range of products are always the first choice for our customers; who seek reliable but cost effective basement waterproofing systems and products.
It is vital that the waterproofing system used is effective for the longevity of a cellar conversion. Doing so will prevent any further need for a damp treatment course needed in the future, as it will protect your building against mould and allow you to enjoy your extra living space for years to come.
Here at Twistfix our membranes and basement waterproofing products are manufactured to the highest standard. They also come with a full BBA certification. Furthermore, we also can provide you with additional products like waterproofing tape and mesh membrane fixing plugs; to ensure the job is finished to a high specification.