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Many companies in the industry will tell you that waterproofing the home from the inside will best protect foundation walls.
Interior waterproofing may indeed be your best option, based on several factors, but the waterproofing contractors from Canada Waterproofers Milton will make sure you have all the facts in hand to make an educated decision on the right direction to take. Call us for a free assessment of your home.
Inside waterproofing will stop water from entering into your finished basement, allowing you to enjoy a dry living space, but there will always be a little bit of water trapped behind the membrane of the house. That will over a very long time deteriorate your walls, potentially leading to a leaky basement.
Using the wrong insulation and vapour barrier after interior waterproofing is installed can mean you run the risk of condensation building up, which could mean mould behind your walls.
We like to call this the “mould sandwich” – when you have two waterproofing impermeable layers, like a waterproofing membrane and vapour barrier, that doesn’t let moisture escape, allowing your rock wool insulation to become saturated, which will turn to mould.
HOW TO AVOID THIS
After our waterproofing contractors install interior waterproofing, they will have it spray foamed during the refinishing of your basement.
Spray foam becomes its own vapour barrier, eliminating the “mould sandwich”. Instead of having two waterproof membranes you get a continuous membrane, as the foam sticks to the waterproofing membrane and seals and insulates.
PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT
As the climate changes, interior waterproofing has become more popular. People are finishing basements more often in Milton and the surrounding areas. Many neighbourhood homes built closer to each other, making the external option more difficult.
The average cost to re-finish a basement is around $50,000. Investing that much money is the reason why it is so important to have Canada Waterproofers Milton protect your home from flooding. If you go ahead with a basement renovation project, and a leak occurs, it’s not just the drywall that you’ll need to replace. It’s also the flooring, baseboards, everything, so that all the mould can be removed. Mould is very harmful to your health.
Make sure our waterproofing contractors install a solution prior to refinishing your basement. A water-damaged basement would normally cost an additional $20,000 to $30,000 to repair.
It doesn’t cost as much to go with the interior waterproofing solution, and that’s why many people opt for it.
Call Canada Waterproofers Milton for a free assessment of your home. Interior waterproofing ranges from $65 to $125 per foot. The determining factors are concrete thickness, height of the basement, amount of footage, commercial or residential, and accessibility.
WILL INSURANCE COVER MY FLOOD?
If it’s a situation where there was prior seepage or leaking after your basement gets flooded (including flooding from window wells, a cracked foundation that leaks, or a sump pump failure), then you are on your own. There might be extra coverage you can purchase from your insurance company to give your home more protection.
Still, it’s best to get ahead of any potential problems relating to a wet basement by having Canada Waterproofers Milton take a look at your home, then install the best waterproofing system.