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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.

Home owners across Kitchener can be assured of the DryShield expertise. We offer a range of basement waterproofing solutions including foundation crack repairs, sump pump and French drain installations, emergency storm response and more.


At DryShield, our technicians are renowned for giving your property a thorough inspection and giving you a thorough estimation of costs. Count on us to 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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Did you know that DryShield brings over 25 years' experience and IICR Certification. In addition, we bring the knowledge and expertise to repair basements, seal foundation cracks and increase your property value.


Across Kitchener, we set high standards with our specialized skills in waterproofing and in eliminating water accumulation in basements. Plus our foundation crack experts ensure healthy and safe home environments.


Yes, you heard it right. We are always ready to offer a free Inspection of your property. You may simply check out our online tool for a quick FREE Quote to waterproof your basement, repair cracks and 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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Be it your home or business location, the last thing you want is to deal with a damp or wet basement. In Kitchener, a flooded basement and/or dampness in your basement can mean one of several things or a combination. From a cracked foundation to a leaking window well, the right solution can help you save more in the end.

First you need to ensure where the flooding is coming from. It may be traced to a number of causes including: wall cracks, floor cracks, leaking or burst pipes, sump pump failure, and water heater failure. When your home experiences a plumbing failure, it can damage carpet, drywall, appliances, and stored personal possessions. Last but not the least, the mold that follows a flood can create allergens that can lead to serious long-term health effects.

Trust DryShield for Proper Professional Basement Waterproofing

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 is not a DIY but would require extensive work.

If you have an unfinished basement, one solution is to easily apply concrete sealers to walls and foundation to seal up microscopic cracks and crevices that water may seep through. You will find many stores that sell concrete sealers to help you waterproof your basement.

As the soil around the foundation becomes water-saturated, the hydro-static pressure forces water through the joints where the floor and wall of your home meet. A proper basement waterproofing with a weeping tile will prevent water seepage and keep your home dry.

Call the Kitchener 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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