Waterproofing and Tanking Services
In some areas water levels in the ground are higher than in the other areas. Many buildings are constructed from either bricks, concrete or even wood, therefore to protect them from water they will need some sort of waterproofing as these materials are not naturally water resistant. Conventional methods use membranes to protect constructions from the outside or inside that are called tanking systems commonly known as basement tanking.
They may consist of one or multiple layers and are made from a variety of materials i.e. bitumen, silicate, pvc or epdm. Normally a problematic area in the household that may require waterproofing is the basement. Because it can affect houses that have been built already, it can often cause problems with installing membranes. The water enters the house from the outside, so to be successful in preventing it, installation of a waterproof membrane on the outside can typically work, however, the access to the outside wall may be restricted.
Depending on many factors like what type of construction it is, ground water level, soil type, ground contamination and drainage, a decision needs to be made about what type of tanking, either external or internal, will be appropriate. If a decision is made incorrectly and the wrong type of tanking is installed or if the wrong type of tools and chemicals are being applied, it will not work properly and will incur additional costs in the future.
Therefore it is important that you use the services of specialists that you can rely on and who know what are they doing. S.R.. Gill Builders have extensive experience and you can be confident that all of our services are completed professionally and in accordance with the latest standards and techniques.
Other methods that we use to waterproof constructions is structural waterproofing. To make walls waterproof we use hydrophilic and hydrophobic integral systems. Hydrophilic systems make concrete waterproof with the use of crystallization. A chemical substance is injected to the wall and it replaces water with insoluble crystals. Hydrophobic systems use an injection of chemicals that consist of fatty acids that block pores in concrete.
Other places that may need waterproofing are wet rooms, swimming pools, podia roof gardens, etc.