Cost of Waterproofing a Basement in Toronto

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Basement waterproofing will safeguard your home from outside moisture and prevent your basement from flooding. Without question it is a good investment for your home, but how much will it cost you? This question can be difficult to answer as there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration to determine a price point.

 

The first would be the method of basement waterproofing. There are two ways to properly waterproof a basement that are long-term solutions. Exterior waterproofing is commonly seen as the superior, as it fixes the problem at its source from the outside of the home. This method is the most extensive since it involves excavating the problem areas of the foundation right down to the footings. If there are cracks in the foundation, they will be repaired with a hydraulic cement. Following the crack repairs, a liquid membrane is applied to the foundation, fiber mesh put in place and new weeping tile installed. Due to the labour-intensive amount of work and the materials used, exterior waterproofing is the more expensive option. It normally begins at $100/square foot but can go as high as $300/square foot.

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Interior waterproofing is the alternative long-term solution to basement waterproofing. This is done from the inside of the basement. It will not prevent water from entering the basement through the foundation but will very effectively keep your basement dry by using an efficient drainage system. The inside walls are excavated, and weeping tile installed which is connected to a sump pump. Any water that makes its way through will be directed to the pump and pushed out of the basement. Interior waterproofing is less expensive than the exterior waterproofing method. Pricing begins around $65/square foot and can go up to $200/square foot.

 

The depth of excavation required, and materials will also come into play. House foundations are normally between 5 and 8 feet deep. Naturally the deeper the foundation, the higher the cost will be since it requires more labour and an increased amount of material to cover the foundation walls. The waterproofing material quality is also a factor. Obviously, the higher quality materials will be more expensive than cheaper alternatives.

Although using cheaper waterproofing materials can save money in the short term, it is likely you will end up spending more in the future. Low quality materials will not hold up for a long period of time so you may end up in a situation where the work needs to be redone. Considering the amount of labour that goes into basement waterproofing, it is highly advised to use the best materials available to avoid this. Rooter-Man Plumbing, Drains and Waterproofing is committed to only using the best materials such as Delta MS membrane, Aqua-Bloc and Liberty sump pumps.

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In many cases adding flood prevention devices are necessary or are a wise additional measure to give you extra reassurance. This will further add to the cost of your basement waterproofing project. Sump pumps are $560 to $3500 depending on the type of pump. Backwater valves depending on the placement and depth will run between $1600 to $3700. However, many major cities now offer rebates for these devices. Check your city’s available flood programs and you may be able to get reimbursed for all or part of this cost.

 

If you only require a crack repair and you do not want to opt for a complete waterproofing job to protect your home from future damage, the repairs normally start at $1600/crack. This cost can go as high as $3200. The price of crack repairs will depend on the severity of the foundation crack and especially if it is structural, the repair cost will be higher.

 

Basement waterproofing can be expensive however it is important to realize that it is much cheaper than dealing with the expenses related to basement flooding, especially if you have a finished basement. Basement waterproofing is a sound investment and will increase your properly value. Rooter-Man is a reputable and experienced company that will ensure the job is done right and your basement will be safe from water intrusion for decades! Rooter-Man offers free waterproofing estimates and is always available to answer all of your basement waterproofing concerns 

Basement waterproofing will safeguard your home from outside moisture and prevent your basement from flooding. Without question it is a good investment for your home, but how much will it cost you? This question can be difficult to answer as there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration to determine a price point.

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The first would be the method of basement waterproofing. There are two ways to properly waterproof a basement that are long-term solutions. Exterior waterproofing is commonly seen as the superior, as it fixes the problem at its source from the outside of the home. This method is the most extensive since it involves excavating the problem areas of the foundation right down to the footings. If there are cracks in the foundation, they will be repaired with a hydraulic cement. Following the crack repairs, a liquid membrane is applied to the foundation, fiber mesh put in place and new weeping tile installed. Due to the labour-intensive amount of work and the materials used, exterior waterproofing is the more expensive option. It normally begins at $100/square foot but can go as high as $300/square foot.

Interior waterproofing is the alternative long-term solution to basement waterproofing. This is done from the inside of the basement. It will not prevent water from entering the basement through the foundation but will very effectively keep your basement dry by using an efficient drainage system. The inside walls are excavated, and weeping tile installed which is connected to a sump pump. Any water that makes its way through will be directed to the pump and pushed out of the basement. Interior waterproofing is less expensive than the exterior waterproofing method. Pricing begins around $65/square foot and can go up to $200/square foot.

The depth of excavation required, and materials will also come into play. House foundations are normally between 5 and 8 feet deep. Naturally the deeper the foundation, the higher the cost will be since it requires more labour and an increased amount of material to cover the foundation walls. The waterproofing material quality is also a factor. Obviously, the higher quality materials will be more expensive than cheaper alternatives.

Sump Pump flood prevention system

Although using cheaper waterproofing products can save money in the short term, it is likely you will end up spending more in the future. Low quality materials will not hold up for a long period of time so you may end up in a situation where the work needs to be redone. Considering the amount of labour that goes into basement waterproofing, it is highly advised to use the best materials available to avoid this. Rooter-Man Plumbing, Drains and Waterproofing is committed to only using the best materials such as Delta MS membrane, Aqua-Bloc and Liberty sump pumps.

In many cases adding flood prevention devices are necessary or are a wise additional measure to give you extra reassurance. This will further add to the cost of your basement waterproofing project. Sump pumps are $560 to $3500 depending on the type of pump. Backwater valves depending on the placement and depth will run between $1600 to $3700. However, many major cities now offer rebates for these devices. Check your city’s available flood programs and you may be able to get reimbursed for all or part of this cost.

If you only require a crack repair and you do not want to opt for a complete waterproofing job to protect your home from future damage, the repairs normally start at $1600/crack. This cost can go as high as $3200. The price of crack repairs will depend on the severity of the foundation crack and especially if it is structural, the repair cost will be higher.

Basement waterproofing can be expensive however it is important to realize that it is much cheaper than dealing with the expenses related to basement flooding, especially if you have a finished basement. Basement waterproofing is a sound investment and will increase your properly value. Rooter-Man is a reputable and experienced company that will ensure the job is done right and your basement will be safe from water intrusion for decades! Rooter-Man offers free waterproofing estimates and is always available to answer all of your basement waterproofing concerns.

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