Correct solutions

Not all cellar areas require a full drainage system for waterproofing the space, sometimes a tanking system will suffice .
There are 3 main situations which can arise in buildings, which may require using a tanking system.

  • The breakdown of existing masonry.
  • The outside water table has risen .
  • A change of use of an existing basement.

Where outside ground levels are higher than inside, it is recommended to install a ‘french drain’ This is a shallow trench dug to form a channel alongside the building to reduce the ground level and allow drainage. This space is then filled with shingle.

It is important to choose the correct tanking system, our experienced surveyors will advise.

Contact Johnson Ellis Ltd. today to learn more about tanking systems - your solution for damp or wet cellar areas.