BASEMENT WATERPROOFING TORONTO
Residential Basement Waterproofing alternatives, in other words, having a dry basement is a main concern for homeowners. And, when moisture seeps into your home, you will deal with mold growth, musty terrible smells and foundation issues also. Moreover, if left untreated, your home can become unsafe, unstable and unlivable. Above all, wet basements and crawlspaces are reproduction grounds for bacteria and mold; and these are not good for you or your family’s health.
To clarify, water seeping through foundation crack might be leaking inside your basement and collecting or pooling in places you do not realize; and already weakening the foundation your home is build on. So, what appears to be small puddle or just a tiny trickle is a warning sign of a much bigger problem. Also, moisture in your basement can lead to a range of time-consuming and costly repairs.
Moreover, the longer these kind problems persist, they become more consequential. And if you leave them untreated, they may critically compromise your home structural integrity. Above all, water is amazingly efficient at seeping into any available area of your damaged basement floor or foundation; and without appropriate waterproofing, cracks, small openings and leaks may cause major issues. So, from toxic mold to structural damage, the water in your basement is a serious problem.
To clarify, a damp, wet basement is going to harshly decrease value and interest in your home. On the other hand, an out-of-date bathroom or kitchen does not do much to improve your home’s value; but a leaking basement creates extremely valid concerns of black mold or standing water that will go far beyond visual or practical concerns.
Therefore, over time, an inadequate basement waterproofing will be much more trouble than it is worth. Also, any possessions in your basement will be subject to loss that almost certainly won’t be covered by insurance.
In addition, if your basement shows any sign of water damage when you put it up on real estate market, you may forget about selling it without first fixing it. And, a competent home inspector will surely warn the potential buyer of any noticeable damage; so, they could demand you do basement waterproofing before buying. As a result, you will be making an unreasonable expense due to your time constraint.
Further, there are so many factors that are accountable when it comes to maintaining your basement living space. And, although each situation is different, the best strategy is prevention of flooded basement damage rather than a costly repair.
However, taking precautionary steps for basement waterproofing before water is present will provide the best results.
Major problems can also be caused by the actual hydroponic ground water pressure; and it will also result in lots of repair headaches and costly time consumption.
Above all, foundation leak repair is the first step in basement waterproofing for identifying the source of the leak in your already wet basement.
And, diagnosis of a wet basement is much easier if the basement is unfinished; because the water leaves a path. However, our technicians are also trained and qualified to help you find the cause of the problem in a finished basement as well. In this case, the diagnosis starts by identifying the area where the water first enters in the basement; and then searching the outer walls for a cracks. However, most of the cracks expand to the top of the foundation wall, which is usually exposed over the soil line.
Rainwater is entering somewhere through the foundation walls.
Rainwater on any downpour or snow melts especially in March, may be causing water pressure penetrations from different areas at the foundation walls or your basement concrete floor; despite your foundation is build of poured concrete, cinder blocks, brick or stone. And, when ground water table raises; having or also not having a weeping tile drainage installed and connected to sump pump with discharge above grade in garden area or not; its the key of basement flood protection.
Moreover, ground water may cause serious harm to even thick foundation concrete walls. Especially long term exposure in winter period with the -20 to -30 Celsius temperature; and the four feet freezing point on the soil in winter, when water is present your home structure can become weak. So, during the periods of persistent or heavy rain, the soil will become saturated. Then hydro-static pressure will create and it will push water and moisture through your basement walls and floor.
Holes that are left during the time of construction can also allow the water to enter into the basement.
Small holes from ties for example like foundation precast form structure ties.
When your home relies on a weeping tile drainage and sump pit, you need a sump pump to drain the water.
The latest plumbing installation code for weeping tile drainage connection is a sump pump. We specialize in installing them, replacing and repairing submersible sump pumps. With or without battery back up and alarm.
So, you have to make sure that your sump pump is working precisely as it should with our help! And sump pumps connected with sanitary sewers are against plumbing code and can cause sewage backups in the basement.
Openings due to the poor blended cement on the foundation floor and walls.
Our skilled team knows precisely how to apply this material to repair your foundation to its original condition. And, in most home construction, the foundation walls are built first and the basement floor second. So, despite of whether you have poured concrete walls brick and mortar walls, they will not form ideal seal with the basement floor. Therefore, even though joints are present, your basement walls and floor are still two divided pieces. And, over time these joints will get worse or maybe even crack; leaving tiny gaps in your foundation that result in water entering through the basement floor.
If the existing weeping tile that’s surrounding the perimeter of your foundation, footing is not in good draining condition; then the circulation of the ground water will be interrupted and in that case will find a place to leak. Either in the concrete floor or foundation wall.
The water pressure beneath the house creates floor cracks.
Cracks in the floors or walls of your basement are a revealing sign that your basement waterproofing is not as it should be. So, we also offer verified solutions for new concrete floor installation which will include internal waterproofing and new sanitary drainage in the package.
Most of the time the floor cracks are occurring prior the soil settlement underneath it. And that is if the underlay wasn’t compacted enough prior pouring the concrete floor slab.
Wear and tear of joints connecting the main and sewer lines.
Sewer pipes can allow water leaking into your basement in numerous different ways. Whether your sewer line goes through your foundation wall and floor, any connection seals can weaken overtime. And, then waste water will come inside or leak under the floor. The joints leaking down the drain pipes and your main sewer line can also wear out. As a result, the wastewater will seep under your basement floor; and give you musty smell or will attract drain flies in your home.
Having eavtroves and downspouts connected in the sanitary drainage; will also lead to an excess of water flow through the system, leading to a backup.
Whether due to a heavy rain falls or a blockage, municipal sewers can back up too.
But, disconnecting roof drainage from your downspouts is flood protection move.
In fact, obtaining an adequate drainage is a fundamental part of basement waterproofing. You have to make sure that the water will flow well away from your foundation; so it will not create problems or even cause existing issues to get worse.
Floor drains are mainly common in older homes,but also new build homes have them as well.
Open floor drains are typically near utility or laundry sinks. They allow wastewater to flow away from your home in the sanitary sewers.
When open floor drain becomes clogged the wastewater from your sink or washer will not be capable to drain away, and will cause backup in your basement.
Moreover, floor drains in basement are the first places for sewage to backup and show in your basement. And older homes that have combined drainage (storm and sanitary) are vulnerable to basement flooding at any snow melt season or heavy rain storm.
So, to protect your property from such weather catastrophe, you have to hire a professional residential basement waterproofing contractor.
We also install special window well drainage systems.
Window well is a drainage system that is used to drain standing or surface water, all the way down to the weeping tile system. And, around every home when there is a window that was installed below or also at ground level; the weeping tile system runs parallel to the footing.
Window wells are also another well known cause of water leaking in the basement. If the window well is not properly installed or if the drain becomes clogged, the window well will be filled with water. And during a heavy rain, the water may seep into your basement. So, the water stains on your walls are a certain sign of leaky basement windows.
If you have a poor concrete foundation.
Furthermore, the poorly mixed concrete will lead to air pockets that look a lot like a honeycomb structure. So when water presses against these honeycombs; and will be siting there for extended period of time, then the foundation will become a hole lot more vulnerable to icing-freezing foundation damage. Also they will cause holes or cracks in your foundation that will allow the water to seep into the basement. And, repeated freezing and thawing cycle will lead to long term foundation structural damage also.
Your home is almost certainly one of the biggest investments that you will make in your lifetime. So when it comes to keeping your basement dry; there is no other team that does it better than Draintony Professional Basement Waterproofing Installers.
We guarantee our work with life time warranty. Our team will identify the damage and also provide lifetime warranted repairs.
At Draintony we take great pride in providing high level workmanlike manner; and using the most comprehensive basement waterproofing solutions. We’ve built a successful business and dedicated customer service also; because we know the importance of keeping your property safe and waterproof.