A foundation leak in your basement or worse, a flood, can cause massive damage to your home, and cost you thousands of dollars to replace dry wall, flooring, wiring, and insulation. You risk permanently ruining personal possessions or family heirlooms. You and your family would be uprooted for days or weeks at a time.
There are many reasons why your basement can leak. Lateral pressure created by water in the looser soil surrounding the foundation of the home, is one reason. When there is intense rainfall, or when snow melts, the water table beneath the surface will rise, under the foundation, creating hydrostatic pressure, that can cause leaks.
Foundation walls will erode over time, especially in older homes. Window wells that don’t have proper drainage system are another potential problem area, or perhaps the drainage system is blocked by debris. That is another source of leaks into the basement.
Also, if the piping is old and worn out it can cause condensation and erosion, leading to pipes bursting.
All of the scenarios can lead to foundation cracks, a leaky or wet basement. Well, what if the whole thing could have been avoided in the first place? Give us a call, and we will send a technician over for a free, no-obligation assessment of the waterproofing health of your home.
More and more homeowners are making sizeable investments in the renovation of their basement. The cost can vary, depending on whether you do the job yourself or hire a contractor. But it can run you upwards of $50,000. Perhaps you are putting in a new concrete floor, roughing in a new bathroom and kitchen, if you are planning on building a new basement apartment. There is the cost of new dry wall, flooring, floor boards, wiring, painting – it’s a long list.
A flood can result in astronomical repair costs – $20,000, $30,000. All of this could have been avoided with a waterproofing solution unique to your home.
What are some of the signs that you might have a water leak issue? If you have a wet or damp basement floor, if there’s always a need for a dehumidifier in your basement, if there is a musty smell in the air, if there’s water stains on the walls, if you see water leakage around the windows – all are warning signs and it’s best to call us right away.
The only way to relieve this pressure is to install protective layers on the walls, as well as a system if weeping tiles and sump pumps, so the accumulation of water can be re-directed away from the foundation of your home, allowing surrounding soils to eventually dry and settle. We offer our clients both exterior waterproofing and interior waterproofing solutions. What’s best for you will come out of the initial visit and conversation we have with you.
We guarantee your satisfaction with a transferrable lifetime warranty. And don’t settle for cheap service and low quality materials. Go with the best. Contact Canada Waterproofers Whitby!
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SOLUTIONS
At Canada Waterproofers Whitby, we always recommend that you waterproof your home from the outside, since we dig down to seal the walls, and it gets at the problem at its source.
But some time the exterior solution doesn’t work for the homeowner. First of all, the exterior option is expensive – 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.
Exterior waterproofing 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.
In some instances your home might be located too close to neighbouring homes, meaning we can’t excavate. So we move our work to the inside.
The best way to find out what waterproofing solution works best for you is to give Canada Waterproofers Whitby a call so we can give you a free onsite assessment.