As well as waterproofing existing basements, Delta products can also be used in new construction. Properties undergoing refurbishment frequently have basements that will need upgrading so they can become drier and then converted into there desired room .These basements may be used for storage, offices, bedrooms,games rooms, toilets, etc., which all require different levels of dryness. Buildings/structures are not always dry, water and water vapour will always exist .
To make your basement fit for refurbishment you must have control of the moisture and water that's in the actual building structure and also the humidity and temperature, each of these will prove vital to rid your basement of any dampness and maintain a dry building.
To achieve this you need to apply a waterproof coating inside the walls and floors, this needs to be done before insulation or decorating. Once the room is waterproofed/damp-proofed the air needs conditioning to maintain the right levels of humidity through sufficient ventilation or an air conditioner. If this specification is not met then any moisture in the home will cause the humidity levels to rise.Areas below ground level are prone to condensation, occurring on the coolest surface so steps must be taken to prevent condensation causing problems. DELTA have the right products for all your needs. After ridding your basement of moisture you can then decorate. Cementitious tanking systems are vapour permeable. Vapour movement is usually occurs from within the basement and out towards the ground, this can be an advantage. However, there may be occasions when the vapour moves from the ground into the basement so it is important to ensure that any covering over the tanking system is sufficiently vapour permeable to prevent a build up of humidity. If it is not condensation could occur within the plaster layer resulting in bubbling and peeling of the covering and gloss paints should not be used over a tanking system, but it is commonly thought that water based emulsion paints are acceptable.