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PER LINEAR FOOT & DEPTH…
PER LINEAR FOOT…
DEPENDENT ON DEPTH AND WIDTH OF FOUNDATION CRACK REPAIR…
DEPENDENT ON WIDTH AND DEPTH OF WATERPROOFING…
SIZE AND DEPTH OF WINDOW WELL REQUIRED
PER JOB AND SIZE OF OPENING REQUIRED
IF A TANK IS NEEDED OR NOT, OR ITS JUST A PUMP REPLACEMENT
DEPENDING IF BWV IS INSIDE OR OUTSIDE AND ALSO THE DEPTH
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The issue of our times is a changing climate, and the impact that has on all of our lives. As the air becomes warmer, and temperatures rise up, that means a more intense water cycle, with more moisture evaporating into the atmosphere.
That leads to changes in rainfall patterns, and more storms. Downpours are more intense. There is more snow, which melts more rapidly.
With an increase in precipitation comes an increased risk of flooding. If you own or rent a house, with a basement, you know what we are talking about.
The home’s foundation drainage system is interconnected and complicated, and includes the city’s sanitary sewer lateral, perhaps a storm service lateral (in newer homes), a weeping tile system that channels water away from the foundation, drain pipes and sump pumps. Any failure there leaves the home exposed to flooding.
BASEMENT FLOODED HOME REPAIR COSTS THAT CAN TOTAL THOUSANDS
For most people, purchasing a home will be the most significant investment they make in their lives.
How many of us though have directly experienced, or heard horror stories, about walking down the basement stairs to find a foot or two of water, or a cascade of water pouring into a finished basement through a clogged-up window well during a heavy rain storm, personal possessions being washed away forever in some cases.
Cost estimates to fix water damage vary – but it’s in the thousands, all to repair or replace drywall, floors and hardwood, or anything electrical. Those home repair costs go up the more the water damage is left untreated, or if the homeowner is dealing with clean water as opposed to a sewer backup, or contaminated water. Around $1.7 billion is paid out in insurance claims due to water damage in Canada each year.
Moisture will spare no part of the home – timber, block structures, floors, and bricks. Many people spend a lot of money finishing a basement, perhaps creating a rental apartment for income purposes, all to help push up the value of that investment, only to have to do the work again.
For homeowners the issue becomes balancing the potential repair costs associated with a flood with buying flood insurance from your provider. That becomes even more of an issue for people living next to waterways – in case a river or body of water overflows.
Then there are the health effects – water damage leads to mould and mildew growth. You look at it and it seems harmless, but mould spores can travel anywhere, and can lead to throat and eye irritation, coughing, headaches, fatigue, fever, skin problems, nasal congestion, nose bleeds and allergies. It is important to not only get rid of it when you see it, but stop it from showing up in the first place.
HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE AND WATER LEAKS
So why does water leak into your basement?
Maybe you have heard the term “hydrostatic pressure”. By definition, it’s the pressure exerted on a fluid at equilibrium (not flowing) by the force of gravity. Hydrostatic pressure increases the deeper you get from the surface due to the increasing weight of the fluid from above.
Hydrostatic pressure is the reason you see water leaks in the basement of a home. Water that is building up against the foundation wall will eventually leak through eroding concrete, at the joint where the poured concrete floor meets the wall, and through cracks in the wall, mortar joints or floor if left un-checked.
With more precipitation, that becomes more of a factor, especially as the soil becomes more saturated. The more loose the soil, the more water it absorbs. That expanding soil also puts more pressure on the foundation walls. In the event of heavy rain or a rapid snowmelt, water tables will rise, putting pressure on a basement.
You can’t control the weather, but you can control how well you protect your home. If you want to stop water from leaking into your basement there are a number things you can do on your own.
But if you really want to stop the problem of flooding at its source, you need an exterior (hyperlink) or interior (hyperlink) home waterproofing system.
A healthy debate is always good, especially if there is some positive that comes out of it – personal illumination on an important topic, that directly and positively impacts something in your life.
When the topic is home basement flooding, and what route to take to best protect your home investment in the event of a water leak, or flood, there are many factors at play when considering what to do about it. And is there anything more important than protecting your home?
Most important, right off the hop – don’t rely on your average Google search for answers to queries. Google is a good place to go for cursory understanding of basement waterproofing, but always call on licensed pros to come to your home and give you an honest assessment. Canada Waterproofers will come to your home for no charge.
DON’T MESS AROUND WITH BASEMENT WATERPROOFING
Your home is far too important, far too sizable an investment – from the financial perspective, especially if you are balancing a hefty mortgage, plus the perspective of minimizing any emotional impacts that come with your basement being swept away in a flood.
Water pooling, stains on the walls and floor, musty odour, rotting and rusting – it’s bad news all around. Even with small water leaks into the basement, the longer term, more insidious, impacts include those on your health, and the health of your family – mould and mildew can lead to breathing problems, eye irritation, skin rashes, headaches, fatigue, fever, and coughing.
A pro from Canada Waterproofers will do a full analysis of the inside of your basement, the outside foundation area of your home, the state of the window wells and eavestroughs, even how the earth is graded up against the home’s foundation, and whether there is anything else close to the home that is storing excess water, that might be contributing to increased water pressure up against the basement walls (called “hydrostatic pressure), which in turn lead to basement leaks.
They will even take a look at how close your home is to any neighbouring homes, because that will impact their basement waterproofing recommendation. There are many factors that go into a professional assessment.
TOP 5 REASONS TO GO WITH EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING
TOP 5 REASONS TO GO WITH INTERIOR WATERPROOFING
Some Canada Waterproofers’ clients have opted for both options, for even extra coverage. Contact a licensed pro today, for an assessment.
Exterior waterproofing is the most effective method of protecting your home from basement leaks. It’s also the one method of home waterproofing that involves the most work, especially during the soil excavation phase.
It’s certainly not a DIY project to be completed over a weekend. There are multiple steps involved. That’s why it’s important to have licensed professionals take on the job.
Everyone wants a dry basement. With more rainfall comes more water pressure on the foundations of the home. A small water leak plugged up by a sealant fix off a YouTube video can soon expand into a full home flood.
THE COSTS OF EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING
Cost estimates to fix water damage vary – but it’s in the thousands, all to repair or replace drywall, floors and hardwood, or anything electrical. Moisture will spare no part of the home – timber, block structures, floors, and bricks. Those home repair costs go up the more the water damage is left untreated, or if the homeowner is dealing with clean water as opposed to a sewer backup, or contaminated water. Around $1.7 billion is paid out in insurance claims due to water damage in Canada each year, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
The basement is often used as a living space for the family, a work area, or an income-generating rental apartment. The potential consequences in leaving the basement unprotected from water leaks are too dire. It’s vital to deal with any potential problems at the source.
Canada Waterproofers has 25 years of experience providing exterior waterproofing solutions across different home and property configurations all over the GTA. It all starts with a phone call and a free assessment.
THE STEPS INVOLVED IN EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING YOUR BASEMENT
Canada Waterproofers provides solutions to all challenges, including a close proximity of neighbouring homes, and the impact a major excavation like this can have on the aesthetics of property, like trees and gardens.
What are the steps involved in exterior waterproofing?
Exterior waterproofing is a comprehensive, labour-intensive process. The process can take a day, or one or two weeks, depending on the job. Get it wrong, and not only will water still be leaking into the basement, but you’ll have to dig everything up and go at it again. Nobody wants the extra money and the headaches that will come with that scenario.
It might not seem like it now, with the snow and sub-zero temperatures, but spring will be here before you know it.
Spring is party time for your garden, and the flowers and trees around your property – but another thing entirely for the basement of your home.
Maybe you notice a feeling of dampness or brownish stains on the walls and ceiling, mildew, stains on the carpet, or rust stains on the floor that comes from water corrosion to metal like nails, and electrical boxes. Basement flooding is a messy and expensive reality. But you are not alone. Many homeowners face the same challenges.
Usually a big part of addressing any problem is figuring out why something happens in the first place. In the case of basement flooding we know the answer – water pressure that builds up against the home’s foundation. The more rain there is the more pressure is created by water in the loose soil around the basement. That pressure pushes water through the walls and floors.
But that’s not the only reason – during heavy rain, city sewers can become overloaded, and can back up water and sewage into homes. Municipal infrastructure is aging.
This has become such an important issue the City of Toronto introduced a subsidy program so homeowners can have a basement waterproofing system installed.
The city offers owners of single-family, duplex, and triplex residential homes up to $3,400 per property to install flood protection devices like a backwater valve (a backwater valve is a device that prevents outbound water from the home to re-enter through the home’s drain pipes), a sump pump and the capping of a home’s storm sewer or external weeping tile connection. Have a look at the rules here and keep in mind you’ll need licensed, professional waterproofers to do the job.
Clogged eavestroughs or downspouts, and clogged window wells or poorly sealed stairwell doors, also cause flooding and basement leaks.
Older homes – where mortar joints around cement blocks have worn down, older pipes are no longer sealed properly, cracks emerge over time in the walls and floors, or the joints where the concrete floor meets the basement walls start to break down – are the highest risk.
With climate change comes an increase in precipitation.
So how do you fix the problem? All homes, old and new, need to have a basement waterproofing system in place. Contact a basement waterproofing company to install either an exterior or interior waterproofing system – or both.
Interior basement waterproofing features a drainage system led by a sump pump that is connected to your home’s drainage tiles, pumping water to a location outside of the home, minimizing those water pressure effects. Those drain tiles will collect water that’s flowing throw cracks in the cement of the wall or via the area where the floor meets the wall.
Exterior waterproofing is a more comprehensive, multi-step job, involving major excavation work, installing protective coating and a drainage membrane, as well as a new weeping tile system, but it’s a highly effective way of keeping your basement dry.
Exterior waterproofing is most definitely not a job that should be left to amateurs or weekend warriors.
Overall, a basement waterproofing system will funnel water away from your basement.
The damage caused by a basement leak, leading to water damage to dry wall, wiring, floors, mould and mildew issues, can run the homeowner into the thousands of dollars. There is also the incalculable emotional cost that comes with seeing family possessions and heirlooms permanently destroyed.
Taking care of the home while keeping it dry is key in maintaining or increasing its value. A home purchase is the most important investment most of us will make in our lifetime. And property values around the GTA are only going up. Many homeowners have converted their basements into rental income opportunities, making a home waterproofing system that much more economical, from an investment perspective. Better to get ahead of any potential basement leak issue now.
Canada Waterproofers has been installing basement waterproofing systems in the GTA for over 25 years. Call now for a free assessment and quote.