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HOW DO I WATERPROOF A BASEMENT?

Interior waterproofing is one way. That involves installing a drainage system along the inside wall of your home – including a four-inch “Big O” weeping tile that drains the water away from the basement.

Water is directed to a pit, then pumped out of the basement to a safe area, using a sump pump. It involves installing a Delta MS drainage membrane on the walls up to grade level.

Exterior waterproofing costs more because it’s more extensive and more labour-intensive. Interior waterproofing pumps water that has leaked through the walls, out of your basement, which is good. Exterior waterproofing stops it from leaking into your home in the first place.

Workers will excavate around the outer perimeter of your home, digging down to the footing level. Workers repair cracks using hydraulic cement, and apply an aqua bloc foundation on top of the repaired cracks, apply a fibre mesh, then a Delta MS drainage membrane. The existing weeping tile is removed and replaced with a “Big O” weeper with a filter.

Call Canada Waterproofers to discuss what waterproofing solution is best for you.

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