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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!
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.
Window wells are one of the main causes of water leaks in to the basement. If your Toronto home has this issue you should contact a waterproofing professional
Window wells are a weak spot in the foundation, and are susceptible to cracking which can cause them to leak.
Older foundations are generally built with cinder blocks and this is fine until they age. As the wall ages then the mortar between the blocks tends to loosen or crack which allows water to enter the basement.
Sump pumps have many benefits when installed correctly, but they can also cause problems if they are not installed correctly, or they fail due to either age or just bad quality, there are many good Sump pump systems that will last the test of time, and also there are many backup and warning systems that can be installed.
A drain that is backing up is a big issue and should be addressed immediately, you could have a root issue or even a broken sewer pipe that could be letting raw sewage enter your basement.
If you are seeing water rise from any drain in the basement then is it time to call in the professionals.
A crack in a concrete slab could mean a few things, but the most common is hydrostatic pressure, which is a build up of water pressure under your slab trying to escape and eventually will push up and crack the slab, but also a crack may be less sinister, and it could just be shrinkage. Watch out for a white powder around the cracks which is the tell tale for hydrostatic pressure.
Weeping tiles are an important part of protecting your home from water entering your basement.
If a weeping tile becomes clogged or broken then water pressure will build up and enter into your basement either through the base of the wall or through cracks in the floor.
This is the most common issue when it comes to concrete foundations. Your concrete foundation is similar to a swimming pool in reverse.
If you have a crack and water hits it then it will leak.
Crack concrete foundations should be addressed ASAP.
This type of leak may be caused by a few things, one is that the weeping tile has failed, and another is that there is a crack in your cinder block foundation and water is entering into the hollow blocks and showing up at the base of the footer.
A professional will be able to find the cause of your 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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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