Plugs and tapes are commonly used as part of basement waterproofing and sealing systems. They are typically used to seal and repair cracks, joints, and gaps in basement walls, floors, and around pipes or other intrusions.
Tape 28mm X 22m
Corner Tape 150mm X 20m
Overseal Tape 75mm X 20m
Fibre Tape 115mm x 25m
CM Brick Plugs (with Seals)
CM Plaster Plugs (with Seal)
Here are some key points about the use of plugs and tapes in basement systems:
Plugs, typically made of cement or hydraulic compounds, are used to stop active water leaks in concrete and masonry. They are often applied to tie holes, cracks, and other points where water can infiltrate the basement. Some types of plugs can set quickly (within 3-5 minutes), making them effective for stopping active leaks.
These are self-adhesive tapes designed to seal joints and cracks. Waterproofing tapes can be made from various materials, including bitumen, butyl, and rubber, and usually have an adhesive on one side covered by a release liner. The tape is applied over the joint or crack, creating a waterproof barrier. Some tapes are designed for use with specific substrates such as concrete, masonry, or metal.
Both plugs and tapes should be applied on clean, dry surfaces for the best adhesion. For tapes, the area should also be smooth to ensure a good seal. For plugs, it’s usually necessary to widen or undercut the hole or crack before applying the plug material to ensure a good bond and a lasting repair.
Plugs and tapes offer quick and easy solutions to waterproof basements. They can be used as DIY solutions for minor repairs, making them cost-effective.
While plugs and tapes can be effective for minor leaks and sealing small cracks or joints, they may not be adequate for larger structural issues or dealing with high water pressure. In these cases, a more comprehensive waterproofing solution may be required.
Over time, plugs and tapes may deteriorate, and their adhesive may weaken. Regular checks are necessary to ensure that they remain in good condition and continue to provide an effective seal.
Remember, while plugs and tapes can provide a quick fix for minor leaks, they are often only a part of a larger basement waterproofing system. For significant water problems, more extensive repairs or a full waterproofing system might be needed. Speak to our specialist team to find the right solution for your project.