Dampcoursing’s structural waterproofing system (commonly known as ‘tanking’) is a
highly effective waterproof treatment process for sound stable surfaces normally
encountered within building structures.
The slurry used is a pre-mixed formulation of plastic modified hydraulically setting
powder. When mixed with water and applied to a masonry substrate, silicate salts
form at the interacting faces which enter and fill the pores and capillaries of the
substrate and form a monolithic bond to block the passage of water as well as becoming
an integral part of the structure.
The Dampcoursing range is complemented by ancillary products to form a total system
which is suitable for use in a wide range of circumstances encountered in commercial
and domestic properties old and new. It may be applied on either the positive or
negative side and has the ability to bridge hairline cracks, is non toxic, non corrosive
and is unaffected by ultra violet light.
Dampcoursing carries out a full site survey, and recommends the course of treatment
based on this.
Structural waterproofing falls into two categories - a complete system or a partial
Whatever the system, success is totally dependent upon the preparation of the substrate
onto which the system will be applied.
Work will almost certainly necessitate cleaning of the substrate, and Dampcoursing
calls upon specialist companies such as Blastit Ltd. to carry out this work.
Blasting creates a finished etch to the surface which is guaranteed to be suitable
for this purpose. This excellent key is created without vibration or damage to the
substrate, and the wet blasting also greatly reduces the amount of dust generated.
Further information can be found at www.blastit.co.uk