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Low cost tanking solutions?

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by fex10, 12 Jan 2016.

  1. fex10

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    I have a prefab garage that has damp at one wall. I'm familiar with the proper sort of tanking used in swimming pools and showers with small tiles, but it's quite a complex solution and pricey method. Does anyone know of any low cost tanking solutions?

    Thanks!
     
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    define low cost? I got a quote of £300 for all the materials necessary to EDPM tank a roof terrace approx 4x4m and I though that was pretty good value but then it IS intended to work like a bowl, catching inbound water and funnelling it down a drain, rather than sticking to a wall and keeping water out that is weeping in..
     
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    Low cost tanking for very damp walls does not exist. Try some RIW and hope for the best.
     
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    Might just do that. Prayer and hope seems to work for lots of people!
     
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    Can you tell us why you think its damp.....for example, earth buildup on that wall, rain splash, gaps between the prefab panels, water running into the join between walls and floor or whatever?
    John :)
     
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    Hi Burnerman. You are right that people often jump to serious solutions and I should find the exact location of the water entry. The gap between the floor and the prefab panels was sealed and everything was dry until the recent rains. But it does appear to be coming thru in one place only. But by the time I noticed water had come in it had spread so I can't see which spot it's starting from. Once it dries out, next time it rains I will keep checking to see where the water starts spreading from.

    I was asking about the tanking more as a later last resort solution.
     
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