Tanking is a fully waterproof membrane that once applied, waterproofs your balcony or basement. 

The majority of damage to buildings originates from dampness caused by the penetration of water into the building structure. As of 2020, the assumed average household water damage cost claim stands at €21,450. To  prevent water damage from affecting your balcony or basement, we use a range of slurry and grout products that are suitable for both internal and external waterproofing. A sump pump system is also installed when waterproofing a basement. All tanking and waterproof membrane products that we use are environmentally friendly, safe to use and cost effective.

Waterproof Balcony & Basement Treatments

Cement-Based Tanking System can be applied to any cement-based surface such as bricks, concrete or blocks. A polymer-modified cement-based slurry coating is applied to the surface. With all pressure points, such as floor-wall junctions and internal angles, double sealed. Once set, this highly effective damp proof system can be plastered over as normal.

The waterproof tanking system provides deep substrate penetration and forms a water proof and strengthened outer surface. The silicification process of drying and forming crystals creates the waterproof properties that prevent the entry of water, while at the same time allowing the building to breathe. It is a particularly suitable method for waterproofing balconies and basements, along with damp proofing floor screed.

All of our basement waterproofing systems include a Sump Pump system whereby the pump is used to remove water that has gathered in a water collecting sump basin. Sump pumps send water away from a house to an external drainage system. In doing so, they prevent basement flooding from occurring and also act as a solution to dampness caused by the water table being above the foundation of the home.

Please take a look at the gallery attached which showcases a collection of  Waterproof Tanking Membrane projects recently completed by the team!

Specialists in using Tanking Membrane and a Sump Pump system to Waterproof Basements.

For more information on Tanking and Sump Pump Systems or on an effective Waterproof Treatment, please Contact Us today.

Phone: +353 42 974 1495

Mobile: +353 87 243 2564

Email: info@mcguinness.ie

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