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Exterior & Interior Basement Waterproofing

Dryshield Water Solutions Corp. specializes in installing exterior waterproofing drainage systems designed to completely address foundation seepage issues. ---------------------- Hi, and welcome to DryShield Water Solutions' video on external waterproofing, and internal drainage systems. I'm going to walk you through how drainage systems function on existing foundations. The ground is excavated for installation of the foundation. Footings are poured, and foundation walls are installed. The floor is then installed on top of the footings. Originally, weeping tiles are installed at the bottom side of the footings. Typically, a damp-proof spray is applied, not a waterproof membrane, Excavated soil is then backfilled, however it is not as dense as the soil that was not excavated. When it rains or snow melts, water will find the excavated angle and travel back towards the bottom of the foundation. This is why weeping tiles are installed at the bottom side of the footings. Once the weepers clog, the water will begin to build on the outside of the foundation, causing hydrostatic pressure. Once the pressure builds, water will enter at the floor-wall joint, either from underneath or overtop of the footing. Over the past few decades , our research has allowed us to incorporate the highest level of waterproofing technologies and procedures to date. Let us show you how the external procedure is installed. The soil around the foundation is excavated. The weeping tiles are removed and the walls are cleaned. Small holes are drilled into the bottom blocks to remove any moisture in the wall. The walls and footings are coated by hand with the highest quality rubberized urethane. Polysheeting is applied, on top of the urethane, and dimple board is installed with steel brackets and a finishing strip. New weeping tiles, with a geotextile filter cloth and installed and connected to proper drainage. Three-quarter inch clear gravel is installed on top of the weepers to a minimum of one-foot depth. A geomembrane filter cloth is installed on top of the gravel. This will prevent the soil from clogging the system. Soil is then backfilled, and graded away from the foundation. With this installation, DryShield provides a full, 25-year transferrable warranty on all external waterproofing. Depending on the situation, a more cost-effective approach can be done form the inside. The latest technologies allow for proper, internal drainage systems. The key to water seepage is drainage - regardless if done from inside or out. Our internal process involves exposing the foundation to the concrete, and in some cases, the removal of drywall studs, insulation and flooring. The conrete is then broken, from 12-14 inches from the foundation wall. A trench is dug to expose the inside of the bottom footing. Weeping tiles are then installed, and graded towards the sump-pump. Three-quarter inch, clear gravel is intalled over the weepers. A waterproof membrance is then installed over the weeping tile, extending to the top of the foundation wall. New concrete is poured over the system, flushed with the existing slab. Our team at DryShield would like ot thank you for taking the time to watch our video. For more information, please continue reading our website (, or call use today at 1800-277-5411.

The skilled and passionate Contractors at DryShield work efficiently, do it right, and stand behind all our work. That’s what makes DryShield Water Solutions, one of the most trusted basement waterproofing companies in Barrie and the entire GTA.


Our qualified technicians can inspect your property thoroughly and offer you a thorough estimation of costs. We understand your needs and can get the job done as quickly as possible. At DryShield Water Solutions, we also offer a Free Inspection to all interested clients.

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With over 25 plus years proven experience and IICRC certification, DryShield brings the experience and skills expertise to repair basements, create healthy livable places and increase the value of your home.


Across Barrie, our waterproofing experts are trusted for setting exacting standards with their specialized knowledge in eliminating water accumulation in basements and ensuring dry environments.


At DryShield Water Solutions, we offer a Free Inspection to all interested clients. You can use our online estimate tool for a quick FREE Quote for basement waterproofing or more.


What we do
A Clogged or Broken Weeping Tile
B Water table or stream
C Foundation Wall Crack
D Window well
E Floor Wall Joint
F Floor Drain
G Over top of Foundation wall
H Down stack / Sewer drain
I Sump Pump and Well
J Floor crack
K Foundation wall Seepage
L Benching
M Basement Underpinning
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It never struck me that homes with a basement and no floor sump will at some point have a leak in the foundation wall or at the joint between the floor slab and the wall. In our case it happened


Your property is one of your most valuable investments and it makes sense to safeguard all of it including the basement from leaks and floods. Here are the top five easy to follow tips to prevent basement floods and leaks and the avoidable wet basement syndrome.

1: Inspect Your Gutters: Most of the issues with water build up around the edge of the house happens because of improper drainage of water off the roof. Do ensure that your gutters are clear of debris and all drainage pipes are properly directed away from your house and are sloped away from the house. If you happen to catch overflow from the edge, it is either a built-up problem with debris, or your gutters aren’t large enough.

The top five easy to follow tips to prevent basement floods

2: Inspect the Basement Window Seams: In many Barrie homes, improperly installed basement windows could lead to basement leaks if the window well is exposed to water, or if a window well cover is not installed properly. Check for cracks around the edges and seal with caulk if necessary. Older windows may leak at the seams even if no cracks are visible.

3: Seal with Concrete: If you have an unfinished basement, you can easily apply concrete sealers to your walls and foundation in order to seal up microscopic cracks and crevices that water may seep through. These days, many stores sell concrete sealers that can help you waterproof your basement and come with easy to follow instructions to do it yourself!

4: Consider a Drainage Membrane: A permanent solution to basement flooding could be to install a drainage membrane along the foundation wall that will channel water along the outside of the basement wall toward the foundation drainage pipe. Do remember that installing a membrane around the perimeter would require extensive excavation.

5: Talk to an Expert: If all else fails, now it’s time to install the Sump Pump, Weeping tile or French Drain. If you have a lot of ground water seeping in, leading to leaky foundation and wet basement, it may be time to get in touch with a reliable experienced basement waterproofing contractor in Barrie.

Call the Basement Waterproofing experts at 1-800-277-5411 today.

Our qualified concrete-repair specialists can inspect your property and offer you a thorough estimation of costs. We understand your needs and can get the job done as quickly as possible.

At DryShield Water Solutions, we also offer a Free Inspection to all interested clients.

Check out our online estimate tool for a quick FREE Quote.

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