With rainfall volumes on the rise, and the municipality’s sewer infrastructure more and more under siege, waterproofing your basement is the best way to tackle flooding at its source, keeping your basement dry.
Anyone who owns a home understands the high level of financial and emotional investment involved. A home isn’t just a structure on a street, a physical roof over your head. It’s a safe place that protects you from the storm, both figuratively and literally. It’s where you raise your family. It’s where more and more of us work at our daily jobs.
Foundations that leak cause severe damage to your home’s foundation – whether you live in an older home or a newer one. If your basement is leaking now, don’t wait – get it repaired.
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There are many reasons why your basement leaks – soil around the foundation of the home is looser, and water collects there faster, putting more pressure on the foundations. Water tables rise during major rainstorms or during spring time snow melts, creating hydrostatic pressure on your cement floor, leading to cracks and leaks. A drainage system around the window wells blocked with leaves and debris can lead to basement flooding through the basement window.
The exterior solution costs anywhere between $90 and $600 per foot, depending on factors like accessibility, the depth needed to excavate, and the space between houses, and if it’s a commercial and residential property. Interior? This costs anywhere from $65 to $125 per foot – determining factors are concrete thickness, height of the basement, amount of footage, and accessibility.
The average cost to finish a basement is around $50,000. That is why in this scenario it is very important to have your basement waterproofed prior to spending this kind of money. It would likely cost an additional $25,000 to repair a basement that has suffered major flood damage.