For any businessman, it is very satisfying to know that people are extremely happy, rather in awe of his good quality services. But it is a matter of pride when he comes to know, that the rare tips of knowledge and gems of wisdom that he often shares at his site has actually helped a lot of people to know the hows and whys of a leaky basement and also saved them from the near-to-destruction old basement that was just about to fall down their heads.
In its more than 25 years of experience, Canada Waterproofers, one of the best service provider of Basement waterproofing Toronto, has grown a vast variety of techniques and strategies to fight down leaky basements and to keep Torontians dry, safe and secure in their homes.
We are going to provide you a few valuable tips related to basement waterproofing that you must keep in mind all the while you are living inside your homes. Here we go:-
Basement waterproofing is all about diverting the flow of water and relieving the hydrostatic pressure that builds up in the soil just outside the walls of foundation. It’s all about careful prevention of water seeping down the walls.
While there is a strong need of stable waterproofing system to be installed, still, there are a few methods in which you can do your part in Basement waterproofing.
Avoid Hydrostatic Pressure at all Costs
Hydrostatic Pressure is the evil pressure which causes foundation cracks and leads to water leaks and slow seepage. However, you can control this by taking care of many things, such as-
- Maintain the gutters and downspouts that lie in the immediate area around your house
- Keep any landscaping or grade sloping away from the foundation; better create it in the opposite direction
- Do not ever let a broken/fractured gutter, drain pipes or irrigation canals dump water anywhere near to the foundation
- You can make the drainage of your yard drain away from your foundation also
- In case of snow fall, quickly shovel away the snow pile from foundation area. If you let snow melt there, water will go down in soil and ultimately seep in the walls.
This concludes that, on your part, you have to keep the soil surrounding the foundation as dry as possible. Since you will take care of the exterior while retaining the dryness there, this will protect the interior of your home. Guard your exterior drainage very carefully.
A Regular Inspection
Bigger problems start with tiny specks of troubles. Look out for small telltale signs that show that you have got leaky basement. Every couple of weeks, take a close and thorough inspection of the walls of your basement. Watch out for water stains, small cracks, molds, mildew, any kind of odour etc.
Be a handy person, and learn to maintain and quick fix anything that’s broken in your house without every time dialing for workman.
For example, you can clean your gutters. You can fix and repair the broken downspouts. Dig your landscaping to make it slope away from your foundation. Keep running a de-humidifier at regular intervals in the basement and also around within the entire house as it will dry up any trapped moisture.
If you follow the above mentioned tips closely and sincerely, you will not have to face all of a sudden a disastrous looking leaky basement. Besides, when in doubt, you can always give Canada Waterproofers a call; our expert technicians will inspect your house for free.