Basement walls are often made of concrete, block, and in some cases, poured cement. Over time, settlement and movement of foundation walls can cause structural damage resulting in holes, cracks, or other defects. Under these circumstances, a suitable basement waterproofing solution is required.
Waterproofing your foundation has two primary functions; the first is to stop water from entering the house, and the second is permanently stop foundation erosion and degradation.
Basement waterproofing is an effective way to prevent future water damage to important personal items and furniture.
More importantly, however, it prevents growth and development of various moulds and fungi,which may be harmful to your health.
During the waterproofing procedure, it is important to properly repair areas that may be more obvious points of entry for water. All holes, separations, or large cracks, require repair in order to restore the integrity of your foundation.
Different foundation issues require different methods of basement waterproofing, however, the end goal is always to ensure a dry home. In all cases that demonstrate a high level of degradation to the foundation wall, it is recommended to waterproof the wall from the exterior. This helps to prevent future degradation and allows exterior water management to be addressed. In other cases, when minor cracking occurs in multiple locations, basement waterproofing is recommended as a more cost effective way to protect your home.
In both methods of waterproofing, the standard procedure is to install a new weeping tile to channel water away from foundation walls and basement floors. The redirection of groundwater from problem areas is standard practice in all basement waterproofing plans.
Remove & Restore is available for any and all kinds of basement waterproofing. Just give us a call to discuss what you need, and we’ll be happy assist you.
Exterior basement waterproofing is one of the most important things you can do to protect your home. Southern Ontario is infamous for severe rainstorms and spring melts, leading to excessive water build up in unprepared homes. External basement waterproofing is usually done in one of two ways. The first is using an environmentally damaging petroleum-based coating. The second is a eco-friendly self-adhering composite membrane, which is the method used by Remove & Restore.
Both exterior basement waterproofing procedures require excavation. However, our highly experienced waterproofing professionals use all precautions to protect surrounding areas during the excavation process. We always made reducing or eliminate mess and inconvenience in the areas adjacent to excavated locations.
Exterior basement waterproofing is typically the best solution for preventing leaks, structural damage, and that musty, moldy “basement smell”. Contact the waterproofing professionals at Remove & Restore today and invest in your home’s future.
Interior basement waterproofing is a fantastic option when there is little to no degradation of foundation blocks, or when the basement is not finished. This procedure requires a waterproof membrane to be installed on the interior of the basement wall. This option can be significantly more cost effective than extensive renovations, saving homeowners time and money.
During the installation, a trench is made along the perimeter of the foundation wall to lay a weeping tile to allow for external water management. The waterproof membrane is then installed, which prevents excess water from entering your home. Interior basement waterproofing can stop a major disaster before it happens, which is always a preferable option to major repairs.
Sump pumps are typically required if there is no suitable path to channel groundwater away from the foundation walls. In this case, a weeping tile is directed to the sump pit, where the water can be collected and then pumped to an exterior location of the house. Alternatively, sump pumps are also often required in areas where high water tables are present.
Sump pumps are an ideal complement to other basement waterproofing efforts. All sump pits installed are sealed units so the homeowner doesn’t have to worry about a damp smell or a collection of insects. With an effective sump pump installed, excess water is drained before it becomes a problem, and interior waterproofing helps guard against the rest.
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