Basement Tanking

Kenwood PLC provide a comprehensive range of waterproofing treatments and basement tanking solutions for both domestic and commercial properties.

basement water proofingKenwood PLC provide a comprehensive range of waterproofing treatments and basement tanking solutions for both domestic and commercial properties. We are leading specialists in below-ground waterproofing; our treatments include basement tanking, cellar tanking, under street vaults, cellars and lower ground floor accommodation such as garden flats.

Cellar and Basement Tanking Solutions

cellar waterproofingOur basement tanking services can provide complete systems as well as providing cellar tanking solutions and repairs to damp walls. We are fully equipped to deal with all basement tanking and waterproofing systems and offer a full range of treatments to meet your needs. Our structural waterproofing treatments are fully guaranteed and are an excellent method for maintaining or utilising below ground spaces. Tanking a cellar or basement can be a cost-effective way of increasing living space and can appreciate the value of a property.

Kenwood’s basement tanking systems are extremely effective for waterproofing below ground structures, using either our own Kenwood SWS tanking system, Kenwood Rapid or a Cavity Drain Membrane System.

Basement Tanking Solutions

Kenwood SWS Tanking SystemWater damage can have a huge impact on your home or commercial property. Basement tanking solutions from Kenwood can ensure your property is protected from potential ground water damage in below ground areas.

At Kenwood PLC, we have been providing basement tanking London for more than 30 years. All our basement membrane systems for tanking a cellar or basement are extremely effective as our market-leading designers and specialists have extensive experience in the industry, ensuring we achieve effective, dry basements, protected by comprehensive warranties.

Kenwood SWS Basement Tanking System

tanking basement rooms, cellars and below ground accommodationSWS stands for Structural Waterproofing System. This method for basement tanking requires removing all existing plaster, paints and finishes. From here, our team will use breakers, mechanical surfacing and needle gunning to remove latent coatings to ensure the substrate beneath is a suitable condition for waterproofing. This is an important step in the process as the basement tanking solutions that we provide will be dependent on the stability and standard of the cellar walls. This can impact the future use of the below ground space.

Our SWS basement tanking system also coats the masonry with our special multi-coat tanking slurry using a brush, low-pressure spray or trowel.

Complete Basement Tanking Systems May Include Solid Ceiling Soffits, Walls & Floors

Tanking understreet vaultsThe Kenwood SWS tanking system is suitable for basement rooms, cellars and below ground accommodation. Our basement tanking systems are extremely high quality, providing property owners with additional space for storage, guest bedrooms and additional living spaces, if appropriate.

After the tanking process is complete, the walls can be re-plastered using our own waterproof rendering system. Our basement tanking solutions are different because they do not require a sump or pump to be installed and maintained as with some other solutions or a cavity drain membrane system.

Kenwood Rapid Setting Tanking System

Cavity Drain MembraneThe Rapid Setting Basement Tanking System is a premium technique for use in underground vaults. This is a high-strength, fast setting concrete which consists of cements, binders and dried aggregates. This method for basement tanking has extreme resistance to water and sulphates, which is particularly effective on soft or sub-standard substrates such as those found in pavement vaults. The Kenwood Rapid Tanking System is also able to set underwater and thus is exceptional at curing damp conditions.

This treatment involves removal of the existing surface materials such as plasters and paints. From here, the Kenwood Rapid treatment is then applied to all necessary surfaces. The Kenwood SWS or waterproof rendering system is then applied and left ready for decoration as desired. This is a popular method for basement tanking London as a sump or pump is not required, maximising space and cutting out on-going maintenance fees.

Cavity Drain Membrane

Cavity Drain Membrane 2Cavity drain membranes involve fixing a studded membrane to the substrate, incorporating drainage arrangements in the form of perimeter drainage, channels and gullies. A cavity drain membrane requires this drainage to discharge the water from behind the membrane into a sump pump.

The pump and drainage rodding points must remain accessible to allow for regular maintenance. Our pumping systems typically include a battery back up and alarm to activate in the event of a failure or power loss. A back up battery or alarm is included with our cellar and basement tanking systems as standard. This prevents water and drainage from accumulating and the risk of flooding.

We seal the joints to ensure the complete membrane is a dry, watertight envelope that prevents ground water damage. From here, the area can be resurfaced and plastered, as required.

Our Kenwood Basement Tanking and Cavity Draining systems are guaranteed for 10 years, as standard. This provides complete peace of mind to all our customers and ensures that in the unlikely event of a problem, a member of our expert team will be on hand to provide premium basement tanking solutions for your property. In addition to our own guarantees, further insurance and back-up guarantees are available from leading providers if required.

Basement Tanking London

basement membrane systems for basements and cellarsKenwood PLC are proud to have been providing basement tanking London for over 30 years. Due to the age and style of properties, basement tanking London is extremely common for property owners to maximise their living spaces and add value to their homes. To arrange for a quotation for basement tanking London or any of our waterproofing services, get in touch with the expert team here at Kenwood. We will be able to arrange for one of our surveyors to attend your property to supply an initial report and a competitive quote.

See: How to waterproof a basement

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