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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.

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


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


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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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Beatrix Smith

We were starting a huge basement Reno in January . The week of the start date we had a huge rainy weekend ind the GTA . As a result of this our basement had a lot of water damage .

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Judith Sullivan

Jake and his crew did an excellent Job when they waterproofed our basement. They explained to my husband where and why our problem developed. The boys arrived with a small machine ready to work. They worked well as a team


Your home is your most valuable asset; hence most people ensure utmost maintenance to keep the property at its best. However, there are certain issues that we can’t avoid, one of them is leakage. If fixed on time, you can prevent moisture damage. Unfortunately, leakage to the basement often remains undetected as people don’t pay much attention to such areas. That is why the experts suggest basement waterproofing to all property owners. 

Significance of Basement Waterproofing Oshawa

Many people consider waterproofing the basement as an unnecessary expense. However, moisture can remain undetected until the signs of damage appear. There are many ways water can get into the basement; it could be a broken pipe, leaky window, poor drainage, or so on. 

But you can protect your basement by hiring Oshawa basement waterproofing contractors on time. And avail of the following benefits:

Reduce Energy Bills

When there is a certain upsurge in utility bills, many people think it is an issue with the HVAC. No one thinks that getting Oshawa basement waterproofing can reduce their energy bills. However, it is possible as when the basement is damp; the humid air travels to the other rooms. Therefore, the HVAC system has to work harder to maintain the temperature, resulting in increased bills. The best way to prevent it is getting basement waterproofing.

Better Health Standards

Moisture provides an ideal environment for mold and fungus. However, it can cause respiratory issues, infections, and itchy eyes and skin. It can be highly dangerous for those with a chronic illness like asthma. Fortunately, getting basement waterproofing in Oshawa can reduce the chances of getting these diseases. It eventually enhances your living and health standards. 

Prevent Basement Flooding

There is nothing more stressful for a homeowner than basement flooding. It could happen due to a storm or broken pipe; regardless of the cause, the damage will be severe. The excessive water will destroy the items stored in the basement and might cause electrocution. Waterproofing the basement is the only way to avoid it, as experts will install reliable drainage and an effective sump pump. 

Avoid Structural Damage 

One of the greatest drawbacks of moisture in the basement is structural damage. It could be cracks in walls or foundations. Initially, it can be hard to notice, but the damage will be severe with time. However, getting basement waterproofing in Oshawa will give you peace of mind that your structure is safe. Above all, you can save water by being extra careful. 

Get a Warm And Dry Basement with Basement Waterproofing 

Wet, damp basements could easily lead to basement flooding. Dampness can also result from weaknesses in the cove joint or the point where the walls join in a corner. It is commonly caused by hydrostatic pressure after rain or melting snow that raises the water table.

Sometimes water can enter the basement over the foundation wall if water comes from an adjoining property that slopes down towards the building or if the wall has been built upon the exterior and allowed water access over the foundation wall. Water can seep in through the mortar and enter the basement that way.

There can also be pipe penetrations in the walls, producing vulnerable areas for water to seep. But whatever the problem, the basement waterproofing Oshawa will be able to identify it and, if they can’t fix it themselves, will recommend service partners that can.

Signs You Need Oshawa Basement Waterproofing Contractors

Here are some signs that indicate excessive moisture in the basement. If you notice any of these problems, it’s time to contact basement waterproofing contractors in Oshawa.

And So On! If anything looks alarming, don’t ignore it and get an inspection service. It might help you detect the issue on time and prevent severe damage in the future. 

The Benefit of Consulting a Professional Waterproofing Contractor

Hiring a professional basement waterproofing contractor is always a good idea for the best results. Moisture attacks masonry walls, which can erode the wall. Once the basement waterproofing services provider completes the project, keeping the basement as warm and dry as possible to avoid humidity is essential. A damp, unpleasant basement can be transformed into a dry, warm space using appropriate basement waterproofing measures.

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.

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