Waterproofing your basement involves the application of a waterproof cement to the basement walls. This is called ‘tanking’ and will ultimately provide a smooth concrete wall surface, which provides protection from moisture ingress and damp problems.
Tanking systems are often referred to as “Type A” waterproofing systems. This an industry term that comes from BS8102 (the British Standards Institute’s recommendations for structural waterproofing). It is a way of identifying different waterproofing methods, Type A indicates that the system creates a barrier to moisture ingress but does not actively remove any water.
Although a relatively slow process, rising damp can eventually damage wall plaster and could potentially affect the overall structure of your Hitchin property if not adequately treated. This could lead to timber decay and other forms of damp, leading to a costly repair bill.