Tanking is the application of mastic asphalt to the walls and floors of a previously damp environment to provide a completely impervious, water proof seal on all sides – a bit like a fish tank although this type of tanking is designed to keep the moisture/water out and not in!
It is used in basements, cellars, lift shaft bases or anywhere else where the adjacent ground is higher. It is also used to line the bund walls which typically house industrial vessels as a safety precaution etc.
Mastic asphalt tanking is a seamless damp proofing system which creates a continuous and permanent waterproof lining when applied to foundations, floors, walls etc. More often than not mastic asphalt tanking is installed underground where water or damp constitutes a serious and significant problem.
Give us a call at M & A Mastic Asphalt Ltd for more information.