Why is a concrete floor a good idea?
Is your basement floor crumbling, heaving, or just in bad shape, and in the need of some TLC?
A concrete floor is a great way of converting unusable space into something that you could use for a living area or just a storage space. Concrete floors have many benefits for your home and can add value.
With a new concrete floor, you can add in insulation that can keep your basement warmer. A floor can also help secure your home’s foundation walls by supporting the bottom of the existing footings. Feel free to give Canada Waterproofers a call, as we can take care of all types of concrete floor projects.
Canada Waterproofers advises:
- It is a good idea while installing a concrete floor to include rough-ins for a future bathroom or even a basement kitchen.
- We always recommend replacing all of the sewer lines within the home when replacing concrete floors, as it is a good time to take advantage of the old floor being removed.
- Also, while installing a concrete floor it is a good time to install interior waterproofing and a sump pump, protecting your new basement from all types of flooding.
Things to consider when installing concrete floors
While installing a concrete floor in your basement it may be possible to gain a few inches in height, but that all depends on the depth of the existing footing level of your house.
It is very important that you do not excavate lower than the existing footing level as that can cause severe damage to your foundations, or even a catastrophic collapse.
The professionals at Canada Waterproofers understand the importance of safety. We follow very strict rules and regulations to make sure that your home is safe and secure.
Canada Waterproofers is No. 1 when it comes to installation of concrete floors, exterior waterproofing, interior waterproofing, drain repair, or any drain-cleaning services that you may be facing.
If you are living in Toronto, Scarborough, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington and all other surrounding areas then call Canada Waterproofers for a free no obligation quote.
We guarantee that you will be more than happy with the results of your new concrete project, or any other service that we provide.
Concrete services we provide
- Concrete walkways
- Concrete steps
- Concrete slabs
- Concrete repairs
We take care of all types of concrete projects.
Canada Waterproofers professionals are highly skilled in concrete work and only use the highest quality materials for your concrete project.
Did you know that there are many different types of concrete strengths and formulas that must be used for different types of projects and applications?
For example, an average concrete floor in your basement will be 25 MPA (megapascal – how one measures the strength capacity of concrete) which equals approximately 3600 PSI (pounds per square inch), which is more than enough strength for your floor within the house, as it’s only used for foot traffic.
Now let’s say you want to put a driveway at the front of your house. This would require a 35 MPA, which equals approximately 5000 PSI. That seems very strong, but this is what’s recommended for a high traffic area that will include cars or trucks driving onto it. These two examples show how different concretes can react to different conditions, and how important it is to use the correct concrete for your project, so that your concrete finish will last for many years.
Canada Waterproofers always utilizes the correct strength and formula for your project so that it maintains its beauty and strength for years.
Call Canada Waterproofers today and get the best results for concrete installations in the industry.
Canada Waterproofers Team