Basements are no longer a place to hide junk or furniture you no longer have space for or want. They are also more than a small, damp and dark place that is unhabitable. Nowadays basement conversions are proving popular with homeowners looking to add value to their homes or wanting to expand their living areas. For those who reside within Leamington Spa, Warwick or the surrounding areas, they can contact us at Iceberg Developments for an in-depth consultation.
The process of converting a basement into one that is habitable, though, requires professionals who understand the process of construction as well as how to design a functional and beautiful space. One important step to turning your damp basement into a dry and useable living space is tanking.
What is Tanking?
Tanking is a generic term used for the basement waterproofing system used to keep water out of the property. When converting a basement and making it functional, you need to keep moisture and water out from the space; tanking can create a “barrier” of sorts. The main purpose of tanking your basement is to address the damp walls and prevent water ingress.
How Does Tanking Work?
Tanking works by applying a waterproof coating directly to your basement walls. Because the walls are porous, tanking prevents water seepage, therefore helps create a dry environment that is liveable.
Why Do You Need Tanking?
It is natural for dampness to collect in a basement. If you want to be able to make your basement habitable, tanking is a must. Once damp runs into the basement walls, it can cause issues such as condensation, which will, in turn, create mould. Tanking is the reliable solution to such problems.
For more information on tanking services in Leamington Spa, or if you want to start converting your basement, be sure to contact our team.