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Cellar Tanking

Tanking a cellar is a specialised method employed to waterproof and protect below-ground spaces, such as basements and cellars, from water ingress and moisture damage. This process involves applying waterproofing materials, like membranes or coatings, to the interior or exterior surfaces of the cellar to create an impermeable barrier. Tanking is a popular choice for property owners looking to enhance the functionality of their underground spaces and safeguard their homes against the negative effects of water infiltration.
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Advantages of Cellar Tanking

Cellar tanking offers several advantages to property owners. Firstly, it effectively prevents water from seeping into the cellar, which is crucial for maintaining a dry and usable space. This moisture control can significantly reduce the risk of structural damage, such as dampness or rot. Tanking also provides a safe environment for storing valuable belongings or converting the cellar into additional living space. It can add value to your property and improve its marketability. Overall, cellar tanking is a reliable solution for enhancing the utility and longevity of your cellar.

Drawbacks of Cellar Tanking

Although cellar tanking can be a valuable technique, it comes with certain disadvantages. The process can prove relatively costly, particularly when extensive work is needed to address severe water infiltration issues. Furthermore, tanking often entails disruptive construction activities, potentially inconveniencing occupants during the installation phase. Moreover, if tanking is not installed or maintained properly, it can result in future problems, such as leaks or the growth of mould. Property owners need to understand that tanking may not be suitable for all types of basements or cellars, making a professional assessment crucial.

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Why Choose Us

London Property Preservation is a local and trusted firm in the areas in and around London. With a strong passion for helping our customers combined with our great attention to detail, you can rest assured that your property is in the right hands.
Damp Solution Specialists
Our team of staff is highly knowledgeable when it comes to finding and removing dampness from your home. With many years of experience in providing damp solutions and proofing services, our team is the go-to company for any damp problems.
A Family-Run Business
London Property Preservation is a close-knit, family-run business of which we are openly proud. With open communication between the team, our services are seamless, efficient, and reliable.
Solutions That Are For The Future
At London Property Preservation, we understand that dampness can be a reoccurring issue if the root issue is not amended effectively. Our mission is to protect our customers’ homes from dampness, in the present as well as the future.

What Our Customers Say

Androulla Christofi
Androulla Christofi
James was very punctual with an easy, friendly manner. He knew what the problem was as soon as he looked at it, did further checks to confirm this and clearly informed us on what steps would be taken to address the issue and what it would involve.
Christine Bell
Christine Bell
Everyone was very pleasant, very helpful. Explained things I hadn’t realised. No complaints.
James was very professional, kind and courteous! His expertise helped put our minds at rest regarding our enquiry. Should we require anything further in the future we will not hesitate to contact James and Co.
Cliff Tate
Cliff Tate
James arrived on time, was very thorough in his investigating and informative. We would definitely use again if need be.
PA Jones
PA Jones
We have used London Property Preservation Ltd on a couple of occasions recently and have had a very positive experience. Everyone is so helpful and polite, appointments kept and any concerns always answered immediately. The work that was carried out was done to a very good standard and the properties have been left clean and tidy at the end of the job.
Brijesh Patel
Brijesh Patel
Excellent customer service from Denise from the start to the end. Work was done to a high standard & also would like to mention surveyor James who pinned pointed the cause of damp. Thank you all.
Dilith Nanayakkara
Dilith Nanayakkara
LPP, specifically Jim, provided exceptional service, promptly resolving my damp issue. Highly recommended for their professionalism and expertise.

Our Process

The team at London Property Preservation understands that finding dampness in your home can be a worrying and distressing time. This is why we put great importance on providing a service that is efficient, simple, yet still accurate and reliable.
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The first step for anyone worried about dampness in their home is to get in touch with a friendly member of the team. From there, they can help you arrange a free damp survey, based on your date and time requirements.
A Specialist Will Survey & Investigate Your Home For Damp
Once the damp survey has been scheduled, one of our damp specialists will be around on the specified date to begin the investigation process. This will be as hassle-free as possible, to ensure there are minimal disruptions in your home.
A Plan For Damp Removal & Damp Proofing Will Be Put Together
After our specialist knows exactly what work needs doing and what the cause of the dampness is, they can then put together a plan. This will go through what method of damp proofing needs to be taken, as well as extra recommendations to avoid any future issues.

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Alternatives to Cellar Tanking

If cellar tanking doesn’t align with your preferences or budget, there are alternative methods for managing cellar moisture. One such option is the installation of basement or cellar drainage systems. These systems involve fitting sump pumps, drainage channels, and weeping tiles to redirect water away from the space, rather than preventing it from entering. Although they may not offer the same level of water resistance as tanking, they can effectively manage moisture. Additionally, enhancing the external drainage of your property and ensuring proper ventilation can help minimise moisture issues in your cellar.

Costs Associated with Cellar Tanking

The expenses tied to cellar tanking can vary significantly depending on the size and condition of your cellar, as well as the selected materials and methods. On average, cellar tanking can range from a few hundred to several thousand pounds. While the initial cost may appear high, it’s essential to recognise that cellar tanking can save you money in the long run by averting costly damages and preserving your property’s value. Consider it an investment in maintaining your home and establishing a functional, dry, and secure space below ground.

Types of Damp Proofing

Basements are more prone to receiving dampness than other areas in a home, and therefore, basement waterproofing is a popular process for the team here. Rejuvenate your basement into a usable or living space by damp proofing.
Our plastering and replastering services allow your walls to be revived from dampness. There are many possible causes for dampness occurring on your walls, which is why we put such a strong focus on providing leading-quality plastering services.
We specialise in providing solutions and treatments for any wood or timber surfaces that are struggling with dampness. Utilising the latest techniques and equipment, you can rest assured that London Property Preservation will take care of your dry rot treatment requirements.
Rising damp, although rare is very important to treat sooner rather than later. This type of dampness can cause structural damage in the long run and should be looked at by professionals as soon as possible.
Basements are more prone to receiving dampness than other areas in a home, and therefore, basement waterproofing is a popular process for the team here. Rejuvenate your basement into a usable or living space by damp proofing.
Condensation is one of the biggest causes of dampness in UK homes, which is why condensation control solutions are crucial if your home is struggling with the correct levels of ventilation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cellar tanking is a waterproofing method used to prevent water from infiltrating and damaging below-ground spaces, such as basements and cellars.
Cellar tanking helps maintain a dry and usable space, preventing structural damage caused by water infiltration, improving property value, and allowing for various uses of the cellar.
Yes, alternatives include installing drainage systems, improving external drainage, and ensuring proper ventilation.
The cost of cellar tanking can vary based on factors like cellar size, condition, chosen materials, and methods. Costs typically range from a few hundred to several thousand pounds.
No, cellar tanking may not be suitable for all cellars. It’s essential to have a professional assessment to determine its suitability for your specific cellar.

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At London Damp Solutions, we invite you to connect with us for all your damp-proofing needs. Our team of experts is ready to provide tailored solutions, ensuring your property remains safe and dry. Whether it's damp surveys, dry rot treatments, or plastering, we are just a call or message away. Don't let dampness compromise your property's integrity. Reach out today for professional assistance.

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