FREE ONSITE ASSESSMENT FOR YOUR BURLINGTON HOME!
The purchase of a home is typically the biggest investment one will make in their lifetime. Ensuring you protect your investment then is of utmost importance. Waterproofing the exterior of your home is a way of ensuring the foundation of your home is protected against water, which can lead to moisture and leaks causing mould over time. Water leakage can completely erode and destroy the basement, and that can cause other catastrophic damages to your home.
Canada Waterproofers Burlington has the solution to prevent these types of problems from ever occurring. We offer a 25-year transferable warranty on our waterproofing options. Never settle for low quality. Eventually that will cost you a lot more in the long run. Give us a call for a free onsite assessment to get an estimate for your home today!
WHAT CAUSES A BASEMENT TO LEAK?
Water damage can do far more harm to your home than you think and can cost you a pretty penny. Usually the source of the leaks originate from the lowest point of the home – in the basement. It can come from the pipes, foundations or walls, if the home is not properly sealed through interior or exterior waterproofing. Condensation can also be a problem, but that’s a quick fix. We can insulate the cold water pipes with a foam cover. Water can also leak through your basement walls via your eavestroughs and downspouts. It’s a good idea to get them checked once a year to ensure they are not clogged and causing any leakage. Windows also leak if not properly sealed and that can cause issues to the foundation of the home. Ensuring windows are properly sealed to fend off all rainfall will help ensure your entire home remains dry.
HOW CAN YOU PREVENT A LEAK?
The only way to ensure that your basement won’t leak is to relieve the pressure between the walls by installing protective layers on them. Also, install a system of weeping tiles and sump pumps in order to ensure any water build-up is redirected away from the foundation, and allow the surrounding soils to eventually dry and settle.
A leaky foundation may seem like a nuisance, but if not dealt with promptly it can cost you a lot of money. Canada Waterproofers Burlington will ensure the proper waterproofing method is utilized to ensure your basement is dry and free of leaks. The protective coatings and sealers will keep the water from penetrating the foundation walls and will keep the wall intact for a lifetime.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO STOP LEAKS?
Moisture is a major contributor to all kinds of damage to concrete, timber, bricks, and block structures, which can cost you thousands of dollars in structural repairs. By ensuring your basement is waterproofed, you’ll be avoiding the hassle of re-doing any finishing work. Maintaining a dry basement is a lot more important than you think. Mould spores can travel throughout your home and can cause serious health issues. Moisture and mould also makes way for roaches and termites – they thrive in those types of environments. It may seem like small water leaks are harmless, but as time goes on, they become large water leaks. Give Canada Waterproofers Burlington the opportunity to do a free onsite assessment.
If you’re looking for a cost-effective option to waterproof and safeguard your home, interior waterproofing is the way to go. Although we recommend waterproofing outside the home, sometimes the only option is to waterproof from the inside.
There are waterproofing companies that will take advantage of clients and tell them that the home needs many solutions, when in fact little or nothing is required.
Canada Waterproofers Burlington stands by our values regarding integrity and honesty. We ensure that any solution offered is in your best interest. Our practice is to be up front and honest with you in regards to the process of waterproofing your home and ensure that we are transparent in terms of what is required.
THINGS TO BE AWARE OF
Having the proper solution for your home is essential for waterproofing to be effective. Using the incorrect insulation and vapour barrier after installation increases the risk of condensation building up, which can cause mould behind your walls and deteriorate your foundation. This is called a “mould sandwich”.
WHAT’S A “MOULD SANDWICH”?
Do not use a topical membrane on the front if you have moisture or vapour barrier behind your substrate. Select one or the other. The combination of the two barriers that are waterproofed allow for moisture or vapour to be trapped between them. The moisture has no way to dissipate.
PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT
Interior waterproofing has increased in popularity over the past decade. People are taking advantage of the unused space in their basements. The average cost to finish a basement is around $50,000. When those kinds of funds are invested towards a project it should be protected.
If not properly waterproofed that investment can be destroyed overnight with one storm. If that were to happen, not only would the drywall need to be replaced, but the flooring, baseboard and all the furniture would have to be replaced as well, in order to ensure no water remains that can turn into mould. For more information on interior waterproofing, contact Canada Waterproofers Burlington.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR INTERIOR WATERPROOFING?
When compared to exterior waterproofing, interior waterproofing is much more cost-effective, which is why the majority of clients opt for it. The price ranges from $65 to $125 per foot. The factors that determine cost are height of the basement, concrete thickness, amount of footage, commercial or residential, accessibility, etc. In order for us to properly give you a quote, contact us so we can do a free onsite assessment.
WHAT ABOUT INSURANCE FOR YOUR HOME?
Make sure you verify with your insurance company if you have any coverage regarding flooding. They should have extra coverage available for purchase. If you mention to your insurance adjuster that your home has seepage, due to existing cracked foundations, and continuous sump pump failures, they may deny your request. There are actually many stipulations that may prevent your claim from being approved. Make sure you’re well versed on the type of insurance coverage you have for your home when it comes to floods. They’re happening more often than you think in Burlington.
Exterior Waterproofing your Burlington home
Interior Waterproofing your Burlington home
Interior waterproofing serves as an effective way of keeping your basement free from mould and dry by being able to control the water and moisture.
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