Finished basement

Finished basement: concrete

Where most construction companies shy away from a cellar construction, the hour of the members of the Gütegemeinschaft Fertigkeller (GÜF) come. Thanks to decades of experience in the field of cellar construction, they can also easily implement projects in problematic construction areas such as on forest or hillside.

With water-impermeable quality concrete and the "White tub" structural damage is avoided in advance.

Prefabricated cellars are made of high-quality, watertight (WU) concrete manufactured. This provides the best possible protection against penetrating moisture. In contrast to masonry cellars, the walls of prefabricated cellars do not become porous, as the interplay of WU concrete and waterproofing guarantees a high level of moisture protection.

The prefabricated cellar elements have an industrial prefabrication very high concrete quality which far exceeds the requirements of WU concrete. Each element is made as large as possible to minimize the number of joints.

The actual sealing only has to be done in the area of ​​these few joints - so there is no room for moisture. The elements are also very flat and have no protruding edges or corners. As a result, the seal can be applied very accurately and without previous plaster.

The "white tub" offers high moisture protection

Who decides to buy a cellar, can be assured of a "more security". Prefabricated cellars can today be designed as a so-called "white tub". The outer walls and the floor slab are manufactured using WU concrete with special joint sealing systems.

In contrast to the conventional "black tub", which must be supplemented later with a bitumen seal, this variant is safer and cheaper. Even with built-in cellars, such as in semi-detached or terraced houses, with a prefabricated cellar, a conclusive sealing concept can be realized.

This conviction is based on the experience of over 100,000 projects already implemented by GÜF members. On the other hand, pure masonry basements have the disadvantage that they always have to be completely sealed to ensure sufficient moisture protection - this means more work and at the same time a higher susceptibility to building damage.

Structural damage can already be ruled out during planning

Many civil engineers deal with the correct interpretation of geological reports every day, in order to prevent building damage in advance. The basement masonry has too long a tradition.

So far, the disadvantages of conventional construction have hardly been made clear. But since the upper water authorities generally pursue the effort that water can no longer be drained directly from the house by means of drainage, the builders are called upon to rethink.

Prefabricated cellars in the white tub system with professional joint seals do not require drainage and are therefore more efficient and easier to implement in the future than conventional cellars.

Unlike many construction companies, damage prevention already comes first at GÜF. Once moisture has settled in the basement, especially on the outer walls, it is only possible with great effort to banish them from the house again.

The usual costs of a cellar renovation, as they often occur in cellars "stone on stone", can quickly amount to 50,000 euros. The GÜF members are absolute professionals in this area, as this is their daily bread.

They have the necessary know-how and the corresponding technology, which ensures a permanently sealed and dry cellar.

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