Waterproofing your foundation is important in order to stop water from entering your home and to permanently put an end to foundation erosion and degradation. Basement waterproofing in Burlington is the most sufficient way to prevent any future water damage to not only your home but to also the furniture and personal items inside. It is also an effective means of preventing various issues such as mould and fungi growth, warped walls, flooding, cracks and dropping floor. The cost of the repair will depend on the extent of the damage.
We offer two methods of basement waterproofing in Burlington; exterior and interior. The method used will depend on what your home requires. While interior basement waterproofing is adequate in some cases, it won’t oftentimes solve the underlying water problems your foundation might have.
Remove and Restore is available for whatever types of basement waterproofing in Burlington your home might need. Contact us today and we’ll be happy to discuss your options with you!
Every spring and summer, Southern Ontario deals with melting snow and severe rainstorms, which results in the accumulation of excessive water in vulnerable homes. An important step you can take to protect your home is to waterproof your basement. We offer exterior basement waterproofing in Burlington that will do just that!
There are two options when it comes to exterior basement waterproofing methods. One uses an environmentally damaging substance with a petroleum-based coating. The other is more environmentally friendly and uses an eco-friendly self-adhering composite membrane. At Remove and Restore, we use the environmentally friendly alternative more often for basement waterproofing in Burlington. Both types require evacuation, however, we have precautions set in place to protect the surrounding area throughout the excavation process.
There are a few main steps in completing a exterior basement waterproofing job. The first step is to manually excavate the basement foundation, down to the level of the weeping tiles so the basement walls are wholly exposed. Then, a combination of wire brushing and power washing is used to clean dirt off the surface to assess the condition of the walls. Once the condition of the basement walls has been evaluated, any visible cracks or gaps will be manually chiselled out and then filled with a hydraulic concrete product. To smooth out the rough, uneven surface, a couple of layers of parge coat will be applied. Parging works to damp proof the foundation walls as well as provide a level surface to attach the waterproofing membrane to. A drainage board membrane acts as a secondary membrane layer that is applied over top of the waterproofing membrane, which allows water that might find its way between the two layers to drain to the weeping tile. This is the last step before the excavated foundation is filled in.
At Remove and Restore, we also offer interior basement waterproofing in Burlington. Interior basement waterproofing can prevent major damage and flooding disasters before they happen. If left for too long, water damage can grow into a greater problem, as it only gets worse with time.
Additionally, this method is a good alternative to exterior basement waterproofing when there is little to no deterioration found on the foundation, or when you have an unfinished basement. It can also be a good option if the area that requires repair cannot be accessed from the exterior if there is not enough room or no point of entry. It can be a relatively more cost-effective method as it does not require extensive renovations.
Interior basement waterproofing in Burlington is crucial in preventing mould and fungi growth, as well as a means to promote better air quality. Mould can cause significant damage to your home as well as major health risks to your family. All it needs to grow indoors is a wet surface and dust. To keep mould out of your home, interior waterproofing your basement is the most effective course of action.
This method ultimately adds drainage on the inside of your home, which reroutes water inflow to a suitable exit point. It can intercept any water that might be finding its way through the foundation walls or from underneath the footing. However, any water that is able to penetrate through will then be drained through a drainage system.
The main component of any waterproofing system is a way to discharge excess water within the system. Sump pumps and drainage systems are usually installed when there is no suitable pathway for water to be channelled away from foundation walls. Excess water can then be drained before it can develop into a problem, while interior waterproofing methods help protect your home against other moisture.
Sump pumps are the optimal counterpart to other basement waterproofing efforts. The installation process begins with digging a small pit in your basement, becoming the lowest point in your waterproofing system. A high-quality plastic linear is then placed within the pit, which allows for it to collect water through weeping tile gravity drainage. Once the water accumulated reaches a certain level, a sensor triggers the sump pump to eject the water to an exterior location of the house.
Remove and Restore’s basement waterproofing Burlington services offer sump pump installation. We use only the best quality pumps, drainage systems and other plumbing products. We even have battery back-up sump pumps that will operate even in the instance of a power outage so you never have to worry about your basement flooding. Contact us to discuss what we can do for you regarding basement waterproofing in Burlington.Back
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Remove & Restore Inc.
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