There are many solutions when it comes to waterproofing your basement, making sure your biggest investment – your home – is protected against rain, snowfall, or storms that Mother Nature throws your way. Let Canada Waterproofers Georgetown take care of that wet basement or prevent it from even happening. Let’s talk. For us, consultation means listening to your concerns or objectives, and taking into account the uniqueness of your home. Let’s start with a free on-site assessment and take it from there. We 100% guarantee your satisfaction on all of our services, all of which have a transferable warranty – even if you sell the home.
Basement leaks can lead to a full-on wet basement that can leave behind mildew and mould. That can result in serious health problems. Get ahead of that problem while saving yourself thousands of dollars in home repairs. Contact Canada Waterproofers Georgetown for all of your waterproofing needs.
WHY DO BASEMENTS LEAK?
There are many ways your basement can be exposed to water leaks. If the piping is old and worn out it can cause condensation and erosion, leading to pipes bursting. Another example is when basements are excavated. New soils that are filled around the new foundation will be looser than the surrounding undisturbed ground. Water collects much faster in loose soil than undisturbed soil, so moisture builds up quick against the foundation walls.
We recommend exterior waterproofing. Our blue skin is a solution that can keep water and moisture away from your foundation walls and eliminate the potential of a leak. The process involves relieving the pressure by installing protective layers on the walls (blue skin), along a system of weeping tiles and sump pumps, to ensure any accumulation of water or moisture can be redirected away from the foundation, allowing the surrounding soils to settle and dry. In this scenario you are set – your home will be safe and dry.
Moisture is an enemy to any home, sparing no part of it. It can cause damage to your bricks, timber, concrete and cost you thousands of dollars to repair or replace. When these damages occur, not only is your home’s health at risk, but your health, and your family’s health, is at risk as well. Although it may seem harmless, mould spores can travel through your home, creating serious air quality issues. Waterproofing your basement will ensure this is never an issue.
Although you may not have any other option but to waterproof from the inside, at Canada Waterproofers Georgetown, we always like you to go into your waterproofing project with your eyes open.
Inside waterproofing will stop water from entering into your finished basement, allowing you to enjoy a dry living space. However, there will always be a little bit of water trapped behind the membrane, which will over a very long time deteriorate your walls.
When using the wrong insulation and vapour barrier after an interior waterproofing system is installed, you then run the risk of condensation building up, which could mean mould behind your walls. We like to call this the “mould sandwich”.
If you’re looking for a more affordable solution for waterproofing your basement, interior waterproofing is ideal. Sometimes the only option available is interior waterproofing. Not all homes can accommodate exterior waterproofing (neighbouring homes may be located too close together). Exterior waterproofing also costs more.