Basement waterproofing systems can be both modern and traditional. Also, depending on how these are built or applied, we can have exterior or interior waterproofing.
The best solution for a particular basement depends on how this one was built, how severe is the water issue, what are the soil particularities and so on. Also, the team installing the waterproofing system needs to be at the expert level.
(Interior) tanking systems
Among the traditional forms, basement tanking systems involve putting waterproof cement on the interior walls of the cellar. Thus, it builds a tank which does not allow water to come inside. The render being used forms a smooth surface for the walls. Not only that it controls humidity, but it also looks good.
Internal waterproofing is the modern way to go. These exterior systems were invented and now the whole world is using them. Instead of placing a physical barrier, the method relies on groundwater management. As groundwater accumulates, it threatens to break the cement barriers in traditional systems.
With the new ones, water doesn’t get to create pressure in the first place. Thus, no failure comes with time. We waterproofing companies are able to provide a lifetime warranty for such works. By using a membrane and drainage system, professionals let the water in and guide it to a pump, which eventually removes it from the property.