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The most effective way to waterproof your home is to target it at the source – outside the home. Our waterproofing contractors can handle that for you.
Home is where your family is. In many cases, home is a place of work. It’s where you rest and relax after a long day at work. Your home will likely be the most substantial financial investment you’ll ever make.
Waterproofing is like putting on a warm winter coat as protection against the harsh elements. Canada Waterproofers Milton then is the “Canada Goose” of waterproofing companies. That’s especially true when talking about home waterproofing methods and execution. That and our 25 years of experience!
Need help with a wet basement, foundation repair, or a foundation crack?
Canada Waterproofers Milton guarantees your satisfaction with a transferrable lifetime warranty on our waterproofing solutions.
A foundation crack can cause severe damage to your basement wall. If you are noticing a wet basement now, don’t wait for it to get worse. Get it repaired.
Don’t settle for poor service and low quality materials. Go with the best. Contact Canada Waterproofers Milton today.
WHY DOES MY BASEMENT LEAK?
There are many reasons for a leaky basement. It might be the piping. If the pipes are old, condensation and erosion can build up, leading to the pipes bursting.
When basements are excavated, new soils filled around the new foundation will be looser than undisturbed soil a little farther away from where the project was completed. Water collects faster in loose soil compared to undisturbed soil. That means water builds up faster against the new foundation wall. That over time will wear down the walls, leading to foundation cracks and a leaky basement.
HOW CAN I STOP MY BASEMENT FROM LEAKING?
Installing protective layers on the walls will relieve that pressure, along with a system of weeping tiles and a sump pump. That will re-direct water away from the foundation of the home, allowing surrounding soils to eventually dry and settle.
A foundation crack and a leaky basement may seem like a big job to fix, but with the right waterproofing contractors implementing the right waterproofing methods with the right materials, your basement will stay dry.
Window wells are one of the main causes of water leaks in to the basement. If your Toronto home has this issue you should contact a waterproofing professional
Window wells are a weak spot in the foundation, and are susceptible to cracking which can cause them to leak.
Older foundations are generally built with cinder blocks and this is fine until they age. As the wall ages then the mortar between the blocks tends to loosen or crack which allows water to enter the basement.
Sump pumps have many benefits when installed correctly, but they can also cause problems if they are not installed correctly, or they fail due to either age or just bad quality, there are many good Sump pump systems that will last the test of time, and also there are many backup and warning systems that can be installed.
A drain that is backing up is a big issue and should be addressed immediately, you could have a root issue or even a broken sewer pipe that could be letting raw sewage enter your basement.
If you are seeing water rise from any drain in the basement then is it time to call in the professionals.
A crack in a concrete slab could mean a few things, but the most common is hydrostatic pressure, which is a build up of water pressure under your slab trying to escape and eventually will push up and crack the slab, but also a crack may be less sinister, and it could just be shrinkage. Watch out for a white powder around the cracks which is the tell tale for hydrostatic pressure.
Weeping tiles are an important part of protecting your home from water entering your basement.
If a weeping tile becomes clogged or broken then water pressure will build up and enter into your basement either through the base of the wall or through cracks in the floor.
This is the most common issue when it comes to concrete foundations. Your concrete foundation is similar to a swimming pool in reverse.
If you have a crack and water hits it then it will leak.
Crack concrete foundations should be addressed ASAP.
This type of leak may be caused by a few things, one is that the weeping tile has failed, and another is that there is a crack in your cinder block foundation and water is entering into the hollow blocks and showing up at the base of the footer.
A professional will be able to find the cause of your leak.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO STOP WATER LEAKS?
Moisture can cause immense damage to your bricks, timber, and concrete. Moisture damage can cost you thousands of dollars – and we are not even including the cost of replacing your possessions in the event of a flood.
And what about the emotional upheaval if the flooding forces you and your family to temporarily re-locate?
Your personal health is at risk as well. Mould can cause serious air quality issues, and with that health issues.
Call Canada Waterproofers Milton to waterproof your home before this even becomes an issue.
Waterproofing your home from the inside is another great option. At Canada Waterproofers Milton, our waterproofing contractors will always tell you to tackle the problem at its source – outside the home. But we also understand that sometimes this isn’t an option.
If your home is located too closely to a neighbour’s home, for example, we can’t excavate. There is also the budget issue – it’s less expensive to waterproof the home from the inside.
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.
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