Basement Tanking & Renovation
A typical damp basement tanking kit should contain several key components as laid out in the diagram below. Kingfisher produce and sell a variety of products suitable for each stage of the renovation process.
For a guide to using our render and basement tanking products in a full renovation please refer to the diagram and specification given below.
Typical Basement Tanking Diagram
Basement Tanking Specification
1. Walls prepared by scabbling back to substrate, removing old paint and plaster. This created a good "key" surface. 2. Kingfisher "Anti-sulphate" was applied to inhibit the passage of ground water salts.
3. "Barrier Mortar" was applied to the wall to floor joint to achieve a water tight seal.
4. Render coat applied. Mixed 4:1 sharp sand & cement incorporating 3:1 clean water & Kingfisher "K-X11". Important: Do not leave more than 48 hrs before proceeding step 5.
5. Kingfisher "Aquatech" basement tanking membrane applied, having allowed render to cure overnight. "Aquatech" was mixed with 5:1 water and "K-X11" using a powered paddle. Two coats required.
6. Kingfisher "Dry wall" renovating plaster was applied to finish. Note: Only cement and lime based renovating plasters can be used onto the Basement Tanking system.