Basement damp


New Member
Morning, I am renovating an old end of terrace property,including a damp basement
What is the most cost effective wall treatment ?
Could you apply 2 coats of tanking slurry then build independent metal stud wall board and skim ?

Open to suggestions


Private Member
Wrap it in membrane like oldroy XP or similar, walls and floors, put 2 sumps in there just to be on the safe side with a channel in the floor all the way around , stud insulate and board and skim room size will be reduced but no comebacks then. How cost effective this I have no idea


Private Member
And that's your advice for the most cost effective solution to the problem ?
Dig a deep trench around the property,adjacent to the affected walls, go just a bit deeper Than the foundations pour in some 10mm shingle, lay a perforated pipe on to with one end connected to a 100mm pipe that leads to a deep soak away. Put textile on top of the perf’ pipe to keep it clean and working, tank the walls outside with two coats of bitumen with a mesh membrane between the coats. More shingle, 20mm now. Backfill taking utmost care not to tear the bitumen. Brush all the exposed brick inside the cellar, apply two or possibly three coats of proprietary tanking slurry. Fix a membrane as per manufacturers instructions. If necessary construct a drainage gully around the perimeter and fit a sump pump to continuously remove any ingress. Then, after proofing the floor, build a studwork wall that has no contact with the outer walls of the basement.
Might work, might not, might be cheap, but probably not, but because you sound like a tosser, I don’t care.