Damp Proof walls and floors

Tanking Liquids & Warm and Dry Linings

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Tanking Liquids - brush onto damp walls and floors - no smell, no solvents.

1. Cement Based - add your water to the tanking powder - click to view details or buy - Ultra Tanking Slurry Powder

2. Cement Based - add your cement powder to the tanking liquid - click to view details or buy - Bondacryl Liquid

3. Rubber Based - ready to use - black or white - click to view details or buy - Technoseal Liquid Rubber Membrane

4. Epoxy Based - mix the two liquids - indoor use, clear, grey, white or red - click to view details or buy - Ultra Epoxy Seal Coating

What does Tanking Slurry look like?

Tanking Slurry being brushed onto concrete block

Tanking slurry, applied by brush.

What does Epoxy Seal Coat Clear look like?

Brushing clear Epoxy Seal Coat onto concrete - clean concrete well first

Clear Epoxy Seal Coat being brushed onto Concrete.

Also available in Grey.


Warm & Dry Linings - for laying onto damp floors

1. Loose lay - ready for laying boarding (chipboard, plywood) or for concrete and concrete screed - click to view details or buy - Kontract Membrane (7mm thick) - insulation can also be added.

2. Loose lay- ready for carpet or cushion floor (lino) - no boards needed - click to view details or buy - Slimline Floorseal (3mm thick)

3. Stick down - with tiling adhesive, ready for tiling with more adhesive - click to view details or buy - Wet Room Floor Membrane (3mm thick)

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Warm & Dry Linings - for fixing to damp walls

1. Fix with bang in plugs - ready for battens, insulation and plasterboard - click to view details or buy - Kontract Membrane (7mm thick) - insulation can also be added.

2. Fix with bang in plugs - ready for direct plastering or plasterboard on adhesive dabs - click to view details or buy - Mesh Membrane or Slimline Mesh Membrane(7mm or 3mm thick)

3. Stick on - with tiling adhesive, ready for tiling with more adhesive - click to view details or buy - Wet Room Wall Membrane (2mm thick)

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Tanking or Lining

What is the difference?

 

Tanking - a liquid coating that seals the wall or floor - it must bond to the wall or floor material, so surface preparation is important. Used above ground it may drive any damp upwards and sideways. Some are full vapour barriers (Epoxy, Polyurethane), some are not (Cement based), so the final finish may have to 'breathe' (if you choose a Cement Based System). Great on new blocks and concrete - not good on old, rough, 'salty' walls or floors.

Linings - with an Air Gap - dimpled plastic sheeting that has a built in air gap, or cavity, because of the dimples. Does not need special surface preparation, does not drive damp upwards. Fixed with plastic plugs fitted with neck seals. It is a true Vapour Barrier, so any finish can be used. Good on brick and uniform stone walls, not good on loose or very hard stone walls.

Linings - without an Air Gap - dimpled plastic sheeting that is fixed with Tiling Adhesive. It is a true Vapour Barrier, so it can be Tiled. Acts as a waterproof layer to protect rooms below or alongside Wet Rooms, Showers or Bathrooms. Good on smooth concrete, plasterboard, plywood or brick, not good on random stone, loose or powdery surfaces.


Still not sure which way to cure that damp floor or damp wall problem:

1. Choose your Problem from the list below and ring 01626 331351, or click on the suggested product to view.

2. Our damp experts give you free help to decide which product is best for your job.

3. We give you a free costing and parts list.

4. If you go ahead we give your free Project Mentoring by telephone throughout the job.

Hammering a plug into Mesh MembraneRolling out floor membraneDrilling Mesh Membrane - 8mm diameter hole

Drill through the Wall Membrane - Bang in the Plugs - Roll out the Floor Membrane, tape the joints.


ABOVE OUTSIDE GROUND LEVEL - not in a Cellar - but only damp, no liquid water.

1. Damp Solid Floor, not below outside ground level - use one of these - click to see the product:

a) For insulating, laying chipboard or concrete/screeding over - Kontract Membrane

b) For laying underlay and carpet, or loose lay flooring - Slimline Floorseal Membrane

c) For laying ceramic tiles, including Wet Rooms, Showers - Dural Floor Membrane

 

2. Damp Brick Walls, not below outside ground level - use one of these - click to see the product:

a) For plastering or fitting plasterboard on adhesive 'dabs' - Mesh Membrane or Slimline Mesh Membrane

b) For using battens, with option to fit insulation between, then plasterboard - Kontract Membrane

c) For tiling using ceramic tiles, including Wet Rooms, Showers - Dural Wall Membrane


ABOVE OUTSIDE GROUND LEVEL - not in a Cellar - but, sometimes you can see Liquid Water - its really wet.

1. Wet Floor above outside ground level - you probably have one of three types of water leak - call us, on 01626 331351, or use our leak finding Check List. Advise your Insurers.

2. Wet Walls above outside ground level - you probably have some kind of Penetrating Damp - call us, on 01626 331351, or send us photos.


BELOW OUTSIDE GROUND - partly, below damp proof course, or in a Cellar - but only Damp.

1. Damp Concrete or Slab Floor, below outside ground level

a) For insulating, laying chipboard or concrete/screeding over - Kontract Membrane

b) For laying underlay and carpet, or loose lay flooring - Slimline Floorseal Membrane

c) For laying ceramic tiles, including Wet Rooms, Showers - Dural Floor Membrane

 

2. Damp Brick Walls, below outside ground level

a) For plastering or fitting plasterboard on adhesive dabs - Mesh Membrane or Slimline Mesh Membrane

b) For using battens, with option to fit insulation between, then plasterboard - Kontract Membrane

c) For tiling using ceramic tiles, including Wet Rooms, Showers - Dural Wall Membrane


BELOW OUTSIDE GROUND - partly below damp proof course, or in a Cellar - you can sometimes see Liquid Water, its really wet - may come and go with changes in the weather.

1. Water on the floor, below outside ground level - you have a water leak - call us or use our Check List - then, when the leak is cured:

a) Working Drain available - for laying chipboard or concrete/screeding over - Kontract Membrane

b) No Drain available - for laying chipboard or concrete/screeding over - Kontract Membrane plus Sump & Pump Kit and drainage accessories.

 

2. Running Wet Walls and Floor, below outside ground level - you have a water leak - call us or use our Check List - tell your Insurers and then, when the leak is cured:

a) For plastering or fitting plasterboard on adhesive dabs - Mesh Membrane or Slimline Mesh Membrane

b) For using battens, with option to fit insulation between, then plasterboard - Kontract Membrane


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Call us on 01626 331351 for help and Project Mentoring.


Why we are so different?

1. Because we supply Membrane Waterproofing Kits priced by the Square Metre - you only buy exactly what you need.

2. We offer Free Project Mentoring - all the help and advice you need.

3. We assemble your chosen area of Membrane, quantities of plugs and seals, tape and mastic, to provide you with exactly the Kit you need for your Project - no need to waste money on complete rolls or full boxes - just give us the wall and floor areas or dimensions and we will give you the most competitive price for your exact needs.


What does Damproofing Membrane look like?

There are several types, for different purposes:

Kontract Membrane, for walls and floors, to take battensMesh Membrane with plug, to take plaster or plasterboard on dabs of adhesiveSlimline Floorseal - to take underlay then carpet or flooring

Kontract Membrane - for Battens, Mesh membrane - for plaster, Slimline Floor - for carpet.


Damp Proofing Membrane Installation Tips

We have answered all the common questions in the form of a Membrane Tips Sheet.

Click here for Mesh Membrane Tips - for plastering or plasterboard on adhesive 'dabs'

Click here for Kontract Membrane Tips - for insulating, battens and plasterboard.


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