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Tanking to basements

Basement tanking provides an effective solution to prevent the dilapidation of a structure by means of a waterproof membrane.

For home owners wanting to extend living space and utilise an old damp basement, or a commercial property that requires refurbishment - VolkerLaser can provide a basement waterproofing system to suit.  Approved by construction chemicals manufacturer, Sika, we can provide bespoke waterproofing systems including surveys, membranes, structural work and associated drainage.

V&A Museum

VolkerLaser provided protective waterproofing works across the structure, ensuring the beauty of the V&A could be maintained and enjoyed by generations to come. Providing added value for the client, VolkerLaser designed a tailored waterproofing system early in the contract.

To help reduce the pore volume and the danger of developing salt efflorescence and free lime egress, the entire internal facing was coated with strengthening and hydrophobic system, Köster Polysil TG500; increasing the chemical and mechanical resistance of mineral building materials.

Many of the wall areas in the building were then waterproofed using well-established cavity drain membrane, Delta MS500, with other internal walls within the structure benefiting from crystallising and capillary-plugging mineral coating Köster NB1. For the floors, compression-resistant MS20 was employed; a heavy gauge option used in situations where extra drainage capacity is required.

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