• Cellar Tanking Systems and Basement Conversions
  • Wet Rot and Specialist Dry Rot Treatments
  • High Pressure Damp Proof Course Injection
  • Same day 1 hour return Woodworm Spray Treatments
  • Wet Rot and Specialist Dry Rot Treatments
  • Condensation and Black Spot Mould Treatments
  • Cellar Tanking Systems and Basement Conversions
  • Wet Rot and Specialist Dry Rot Treatments
  • Same day 1 hour return Woodworm Spray Treatments
We want to show you why some work needs to be carried out and what causes the damage to your home,
so we will show you what the surveyor is looking for and how we can repair the damage to your property.

Sealing a Damp Floor

How can we protect your damp floor

Liquid based floor sealants

  1. There is a choice of ready mixed or a stronger 2 part epoxy resin
  2. This is what you would use to seal a factory floor
  3. This is what you would use to seal a damp tiled floor
  4. This is what you would use to seal a concrete floor
  5. This is what you would use before tiling with expensive tiles
  6. This is the more cost effective method in small areas

Sheet based floor sealants

  1. To seal concrete floors that are wet or could become damp
  2. This system should be linked to a ventilated skirting
  3. This will provide long term protection to any flooring
  4. This system should be used in halls, shops or any large floors
  5. This is the more cost effective method for larger areas

A new concrete floor

  1. This would be by far the most expensive method
  2. First the old floor will need to be broken and removed
  3. As you can see from the list above a new floor is hard work
  4. You should only use a company you can trust who will not puncture the damp proof membrane or dpm
  5. If the dpm is punctured, the floor will get wet again.

Call Aquarius free for a free survey:
0800 0730 415 or Walsall 01922 449891

Normally a 20m square floor seal costs vs a new floor;

2 Part Epoxy Paint, £260 + £200 to paint
Ventilated thick underlay, £349 + £200 to fit
Ventilated thick underlay, 3 inch's concrete, £549 + fitting
A new thermal lined concrete floor, £1,500 to £2,000


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laid over a drying concrete floorlaminate is protected by the platon underlayprotective paint over a wet floor and a finished hallweather proofing the exterior walls
Professional damp or wet floor sealing and treating

    New and damp floor sealing

  1. Can be laid over a damp or drying concrete floor
  2. Wooden tiles over a damp or drying concrete floor
  3. Damp floors can also be epoxy painted
  4. Outisde walls can be silicon spray protected

Damp Concrete Floor Sealing

Why do concrete floors get wet or damp?

What causes a concrete floor to get wet or damp?

To make a dry concrete floor that will stay dry, a builder needs to:

  1. Dig a hole that is deep enough for:
      • a layer of soft building sand for drainage approx 4 inches
      • insulation approx 4 inches and
      • the concrete which should be a minimum of 4 inches for a small room
        • concrete is usually made up of cement, sand, gravel and water
  2. The soft building sand must be laid evenly across the floor or floors
      • the sand must be stamped down and flattened
      • it is very important that the sand is free from sharp object such as stones
  3. The damp proof membrane is easily punctured by
      • stones,
      • tools,
      • boots,
      • ready mix concrete,
      • sharp objects
  4. A thick gauge dpm should be laid in 1 piece around each room
  5. The dpm should be left 6 inches up the wall above the finished floor level
  6. The insulation should then be laid over the dpm, completely covering the floor area
      • the builders should not be wearing shoes or puncture the dpm
  7. The concrete can then be carefully poured over the insulation
      • preferably very wet to help it self level
      • preferably using a pump one room at a time
  8. You should not walk on the dpm in case it is punctured
  9. Extended tools should used to smooth the surface of the wet concrete
  10. When the floor is dry, the dpm can be trimmed to 3 inches above the floor
      • This protects the dry floor from potentially wet walls
      • This can be hidden behind the ventilated skirting

20+ Reasons why you need to seal your damp concrete or tiled floor

  1. Most solid floors are laid over a punctured or degraded dpm that is leaking
  2. Most cellar floors are laid over a punctured or degraded dpm that is leaking
  3. Dirty water carries soluble salts and rises up into concrete floors as rising damp
  4. This dirty salty water can cause a smell, discolouration and salt damage
  5. Rising damp from the floor can then rise up the neighbouring walls
  6. If you need to seal a freshly laid, drying concrete floor in a shop for example
  7. In a hall where you want long term piece of mind that the floor will be dry
  8. In a factory when mixing water and oil can cause a safety hazard
  9. If you have an old concrete floor to seal from the rising damp
  10. Most concrete floors are damp because the dpm material will be punctured
  11. If your concrete floor is cold, it is probably damp
  12. Red tiled floors can be cold because they are damp
  13. Red tiled floors are usually laid over a rubble filled or ash base which will be damp
  14. You should not lay lino over a damp floor as the water will build up behind the lino
  15. Excessive water behind any flooring can cause mould growth and a smell
  16. You should not lay carpet over a damp floor as the water will soak into the carpet
  17. You definably should not lay any wooden flooring over a damp floor as it will get damaged
  18. Expensive tiles can be damaged by the soluble salts which rise up with rising damp
  19. Read the label on your tiles, they will state you should lay them on a dry clean floor
  20. Any tile fitter will tell you that they can't lay tiles over a damp floor
  21. In a cellar where the floor is lower than the normal ground level
  22. On any floor that is below the normal damp course level

Call Aquarius free for a free survey: 0800 0730 415 or Walsall 01922 449891
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