Is your basement waterproof?
Wet basements, foundation leaks, and cracks are not restricted to only old buildings. Moisture content on the walls and surfaces in the basement, with water leaking into it, has become a common sight even in new buildings. Keep in mind that long-term water exposure in your basement can even erode the value of your home.
Why basements leak?
When the basement of your house is excavated, the soil that backfills the foundation would be loose compared to the surrounding ground, which remains undisturbed. This makes it easier for the water to quickly seep through the loose soil and accumulate. When the foundation walls are constructed and the ground is backfilled, this loose soil with a high amount of moisture is packed against the walls. As water accumulates in the soil over the years, it tries to seep into the foundation walls, further causing them to age and deteriorate.
The right waterproofing methods to keep your basement dry.
To stop your basement from leaking, you must first reduce the pressure built up in the soil surrounding it. Layers of waterproofing, protecting the walls, with a well-laid drainage system consisting of sump pumps and weeping tiles, are necessary. This system redirects the water away from the soils surrounding the foundations, thus allowing it to dry.
Wet Basement Repairs & Solutions in Canada you can count on.
Waterproofing your basement is a great solution for damp, leaky and wet basements. It protects your house from water damage, thus increasing the property value in the market. DryShield Water Solutions Corp, accredited the best waterproofing company in the industry, are specialists in wet basement repairs.
DryShield Water Solutions – trusted for over 25 years across Canada.
We are based in Toronto, and our contractors can give you a free inspection of your property anywhere in the GTA, with repair solutions. DryShield is fully insured and has a 25-year transferable policy on all waterproofing projects undertaken by us.
Our waterproofing methods involve covering the basement walls with sealers and protective coatings, weeping tiles and membranes. The sealers prevent the penetration of water in the walls, while the weeping tile prevents flooding of the basement during extreme weather, by redirecting the water away from the foundation. We use the membranes as an external protective layer to prevent damages on the wall and also to keep the waterproofing undamaged.
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Interior Waterproofing: A wet basement repair from the inside of the house is the interior waterproofing technique. Interior waterproofing is preferred in scenarios where external waterproofing would be ineffective. This method prevents water seepage into the basements from the outside. External excavation of the ground is not required. To know more about DryShield’s Interior Waterproofing service click here.
Foundation Crack Injection: Some of the other methods for wet basement repairs are window well installation, sump pumps, and foundation crack injection. Foundation cracks or tie rods are the major causes of dampness in the basement. The type of foundation of your house determines the foundation crack injection technique that we use. Only solid, poured concrete foundation cracks can be injected with the filling materials. Foundation made of bricks, field stones or cinder blocks have voids in them, and thus cannot be filled. To know more about DryShield’s Foundation Crack repair click here.
External Waterproofing: External waterproofing technique protects your basements and foundations from leaking, deterioration and cracking. This method of wet basement repair is employed when water seeps in through the walls. It requires an easy access to the source of the leak, and all obstacles along the sides of the foundations are removed. To know more about DryShield’s External Waterproofing service click here.
Sump Pumps or Sump Wells: Draining the excess of water out of the basement is important, for it prevents further damage to the house. An existing drainage system can be used by connecting it to a weeping tile, provided that it functions properly. Connecting an external drainage to a properly functioning internal one also helps drain the excess of water from the house. But, the drawback here is that if one system gets clogged, the entire network fails. So this is why we recommend an independent system to drain water that could be monitored by you. DryShield’s sump pumps are provided with water level indicators that notify you in the event of flooding of the pit or rise in the water levels.
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