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EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING

Basement waterproofing comes with many solutions to ensue your biggest investment, your home, is protected against any rain, snowfall, or storm that mother nature throws your way. Let Canada Waterproofers Georgetown take care of that wet basement or prevent it from even happening. We have 100% satisfaction guaranteed on all of our services with a transferable warranty.

Basement leaks can lead to a full on wet basement that can leave behind mildew and mold resulting in serious health problems. Avoid it from the jump and save yourself thousands of dollars in repairs. Contact Canada Waterproofers Georgetown for all of your waterproofing needs.

Why do Basements leak and What Solutions are Available?

There are many ways your basement can be exposed to leaks. If piping is old and worn out it can cause condensation and erode leading to pipes bursting. Another example is when basements are excavated, new soils that are filled around the new foundation will be looser than the surrounding undisturbed ground. The problem arises from the loose earth. Water collects much faster in loose soil than undisturbed soils so moisture builds up quick against the new foundation walls. Our blue skin is a solution that can keep water and moisture away from your foundation walls and eliminate the potential of a leak.The process involves relieving the pressure by installing protective layers on the walls (blue skin), and a system of weeping tiles and sump pumps, to ensure any accumulation of water or moisture can be redirected away from the foundation and allow the surrounding soils to settle and dry.

The Pulpit Rock
Exterior wall showing application of blue skin

What Negative Impacts can Leaks Have on your Health?

Moisture is an enemy to any home. It spares no part of your home. It can cause damage to your bricks, timber, concrete and cause thousands of dollars to repair or replace. When these damages occur, not only is your homes health at risk but your own is as well. Although they can seem harmless, mould spores can travel through your home and negatively impact your well being. Waterproofing your basement will ensure that this never happens.

INTERIOR WATERPROOFING

If you’re looking for an affordable solution for waterproofing your basement, interior waterproofing is idea. Sometimes the only option available is interior waterproofing, not all home can accommodate exterior waterproofing.

Things you should know.

Many companies like to tell you that interior waterproofing is the best option, and they will tell you it protects your foundation walls from damage etc, but the truth is a little different.
Although you may not have any other option but to waterproof from the inside, Here at Canada Waterproofers we always like you to go into your waterproofing project with your eyes open.

The truth

Inside waterproofing will stop water from entering into your finished basement allowing you to enjoy a dry living space, but there will always be a little bit of water trapped behind the membrane, which will over a very long time deteriorate your walls.

What not to do after interior waterproofing is installed.

Using the wrong insulation and vapour barrier after a interior waterproofing is installed then you run the risk of condensation building up, which could mean mould behind your walls.
We like to call this the mould sandwich.

What is a mould sandwich?

A mould sandwich is when you have two waterproof membranes i.e Waterproofing membrane and vapour barrier that don’t let moisture escape allowing your rock wool insulation to become saturated, which will turn to mould.
So there you have it (Mould sandwich).

How to stop this situation?

Sorry we are not trying to scare you out of an interior waterproofing, and there are ways to avoid this situation and its very simple.
After interior waterproofing is complete, all you have to do is have it spray foamed during the refinishing of your basement, yes its as simple as that “spray foam”.
Spray foam becomes its own vapour barrier which eliminates that mould sandwich, so instead of having two waterproof membranes you get a continuous membrane, as the foam sticks to the waterproofing membrane and seals and insulates.

Interior waterproofing was introduced into Toronto many years ago and now interior waterproofing is effectively keeping Toronto homes dry and free from leaking.

Protect your investment.

Interior waterproofing has become popular in the last decade, as people are finishing basements more often in Toronto and the surrounding areas. Lot’s of Toronto homes have a very close proximity to each other and the only way to protect these homes is to install interior waterproofing prior to finishing.

The average cost to finish a basement is around $50,000, and this is why it is very important to have your basement waterproofed prior to spending this kind of money.
If a basement is finished with drywall ect and a leak occurs, not only does all the drywall have to be redone but also the flooring, baseboards etc so that all the mold can be removed.
A new waterproofing system can then be installed prior to refinishing your basement.
Refinishing would normally cost an additional $20,000 to $30,000.

How much will it cost to waterproof my basement from inside?

Interior waterproofing is much more cost affective than exterior waterproofing, so thats why many people opt for the internal option.
Interior waterproofing ranges from $65 to $125 per foot, and the determining factors are concrete thickness, height of basement, amount of footage, commercial or residential, accessibility etc.
The best way to find out how much a project like this would cost you, is to give us a call and you will receive a free onsite assessment.

Will insurance cover my flood?

Insurance companies are great for many things, but if you mention to the insurance adjuster seepage or leaking after your basement gets flooded due to any type of leaking, which includes, window wells, cracked foundation that leaks, sump pump failure etc then your on your own.
Give your insurance company a call to add extra coverage so that you can be more protected.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior waterproofing is an effective way of protecting your foundation from leaking, premature deterioration, foundation heaving or cracking.
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Exterior Waterproofing
An outside wall showing the final layer of the waterproofing membrane

 

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing is an affective way of controlling water, and keeping your basement dry and free of mould.
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Interior Waterproofing
Interior waterproofing with newly installed concrete floor
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