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It is important to get the facts when faced with a water leak. The Canada Waterproofers King City technician can assess both the source and the cause of the leak, and determine what’s best for you.
Moisture in the home can cause damage to your bricks, timber, concrete. It can ruin floorboard, drywall, insulation, wiring. It will cost you thousands of dollars in repairs – never mind the cost of replacing your possessions. And what about the upheaval in your life that flooding causes? And the emotional impact?
Mould and mildew are the other nasty side effects. Mould spores can travel through the home leading to health issues – like nasal congestion, throat irritation, coughing, eye irritation, and skin irritation
At Canada Waterproofers King City, we always prefer to waterproof your home from the outside, to tackle the problem at its source.
However sometimes this isn’t an option. Perhaps your home is located too closely to the neighbour’s property, meaning our crews can’t do an extensive excavation around your home. Or perhaps it’s an issue where you simply don’t want to cause that much upheaval to the exterior around your home. Exterior waterproofing involves a major excavation.
Interior waterproofing also doesn’t cost as much as the exterior option, and more people are opting to go this route. This will keep your basement dry – however remember the interior option is more about water management. It doesn’t address the foundation crack issues from the exterior of the walls. Water will still leak in, but the interior system of membranes, sump pumps, weeping tiles will keep the water out of your finished basement.
If you can, we always like to go with the exterior option.
Investing in a renovated basement checks off a lot of boxes for the home owner – additional recreational space for you and your kids, an apartment space to generate rental income, which in turn adds value to the home, or simply additional storage space.
Depending on whether you do the job yourself or hire a contract0r, a renovated basement can run you upwards of $50,000. If you don’t install a waterproofing solution and a leak occurs, you are looking at thousands of additional dollars in repairs – so all the mould can be removed.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
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. The exterior option can range from $90 to $600 per foot.
Take the guesswork out of it. Call Canada Waterproofers King City for a free, on-site assessment of the waterproofing health of your home.