Is your basement unusable as a result of damp? Are you looking for a solution that will allow you to use your underground space for storage or as an extra living area? Hardy of Wessex can help, bringing our long experience of basement tanking in Poole to free your basement of damp and allow you to find new uses for all that extra space.
What is Basement Tanking?
Basement tanking is the process of effectively waterproofing underground rooms. Because brick is porous, walls can absorb water. This can be a particular problem with basements, as they are surrounded by earth, which contains moisture all the time. This gradually seeps into the brickwork, resulting in many basements becoming permanently damp. This can be a serious inconvenience, as many people use their basements for storage, and damp can damage any items you may choose to store there, making your extra space essentially redundant. Over time, it can even cause structural damage.
This is where Hardy of Wessex come in. We have extensive experience of providing basement tanking in Poole, which involves us coating the walls and floor of the basement with non-porous, waterproof material, paying particular attention to the joins between the walls and the floor, where moisture is most likely to penetrate. If necessary, such as in cases where the brickwork is old or damaged and the tanking will not stick, we can create a new surface over the existing one, that it will bond to. When the tanking is finished, it can easily be plastered over, resulting in a damp-free storage or even extra living space underneath your home. There are a huge variety of uses for an extra room, and making it habitable will give you the chance to bring your ideas to fruition. It is also a quick and effective means of adding value to your property.
About Hardy of Wessex
Hardy of Wessex was founded in 2003 by Sean Hardy, who has 18 years of experience in providing building services in Poole and Bournemouth. He has brought together a team of dedicated, experienced tradesmen, who between them possess a wealth of skills and expertise, in order to guarantee you a quality job. We aim to keep our prices fair while refusing to compromise on standards, using the best materials and equipment from reputable manufacturers. This way, we can ensure our customers are satisfied with our work without having to pay over the odds for it.
If you are in need of our basement tanking services, to rid your home of damp and find a use for your extra space, please give us a call on 01202 465482, or 07939 526619. We are happy to provide a free, no obligation estimate.