Exterior Waterproofing Toronto

What is Exterior Basement Waterproofing?

Exterior home waterproofing is the process of applying waterproofing materials to the exterior surfaces of a building, such as the foundation, walls, to prevent water from penetrating the structure and causing damage. This includes advanced techniques and applying industrial grade waterproofing  materials as well as installing drainage systems to direct water away from the structure. The goal of exterior home waterproofing is to protect the building from water damage.

 

Exterior waterproofing is the most highly recommended solution for basement waterproofing. This method of waterproofing will protect your basement from the outside by redirecting water away from your home’s foundation. It is a quite extensive process. The foundation will be completely excavated in the problem areas and any cracks will be filled with hydraulic cement. Following this, sealants, membranes, weeping tile, and gravel will be put in place to keep the water away from your foundation walls. This method is extremely effective, and you can be assured that your basement will stay nice and dry!

At Rooter-Man we are fully licensed, insured and have the experience to take care of even the largest waterproofing projects. We always use top quality products for our waterproofing jobs, and we offer a 25-year warranty on the work. We guarantee that you will be fully satisfied and your days of dealing with leaky basement problems will be over for many years!

Aqua-bloc application for water resistance

Why Waterproof Your Home Exterior?

As a homeowner, you want to do everything possible to help guarantee that your property is protected. Exterior Waterproofing can help to give you that peace of mind. Especially if you live in an older home, it may become necessary to have it waterproofed. Water damage can be one of the most difficult and disastrous types of damage to have to deal with and the expenses can really put a dent in your savings. Damages from water intrusion can add up to tens of thousands of dollars and can affect your flooring, dry walls, electronics, furnishings, and many other valued personal possessions.

 

If that is not bad enough, having water leak into your basement can also have serious health consequences. Mold and mildew can begin to grow, and they tend to thrive well in basement environments. If you have members of your family that already experience respiratory difficulties due to allergies or asthma, this can make it much worse for them. Even perfectly healthy members of your household can experience severe illness from mold. Do not delay having your leaky basement fixed, the problem will eventually get worse. Small leaks turn into large ones and the longer it goes on for, the more damage is accumulating which of course makes a more expensive repair job.

Process of Exterior Waterproofing

exterior basement waterproofing

Process of exterior waterproofing is complex. This needs to be handled carefully by certified professionals to ensure your basement never leaks again.  We will start the process with preparation for excavation. Most cities such as Toronto requires us to have locates ordered and marked so we know where we can safely dig. Once we have locates, we will start the process. Cover the surrounding area with a tarps and begin excavation.

Excavation

Plastic piping and a rainpipe against and around the a drainpipe in ground house

Excavation is carried on with the help of heavy machinery and our service technicians . This will expose the wall all the down to the footings. Here we can see any cracks or damages to the foundation wall or weeping tiles. 

Fix cracks and damages

Foundation cracked

Start with cleaning the surface and grinding any required area so it can be repaired. Using hydraulic cement, we fix all the cracks and damages and apply a waterproof coating that resists moisture. This prepares the wall for coating application. 

Aqua-bloc Coating

Aqua-bloc application for water resistance

Once cracks and damages to the foundation walls are repaired, we apply Aqua-bloc to the wall. This is a black, flexible, rubberized, tar-like material engineered to stop water from entering basement walls. This is applied carefully to the entire wall letting it reach all small crevices protecting every inch of the foundation wall. Aqua-bloc is a water based VOC compliant material that provides extreme adhesion to foundation and concrete and is environmentally safe and friendly. 

Reinforcement Mesh

Yellow Jacket Application for basement waterproofing

After proper application of aqua-bloc is completed, we install a fibre mesh on top of the Aqua-bloc application to create sturdiness and reinforcement. This is later covered in another layer of aqua-bloc coating creating a thick coating of water and moisture protection for your wall. 

Delta Membrane

Delta membrane Exterior Waterproofing

Installation of Delta Membrane is commenced after. Delta membrane is a heavy duty polyurethane material that directs any water or moisture  to the weeping tile that is later installed at the footing. Delta membrane is secured with special clips and screws to ensure longevity of the application.

Weeping Tile Installation

exterior basement waterproofing

If there was an old weeping tile present, we remove that and install a new round style weeping tile with and advanced filter to prevent debris from creating blockages. Weeping tile is connected to your main drain or storm drain. Weeping tile is covered with a thick layer of gravel on top. Gravel helps filter the water aswell.

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madina toure
madina toure
2023-01-18
Le plombier etait tres patient et a pris tout son temps pour deceler la fuite. Vraiment professionnel. Je les recommande vivement!
Mary Cudney
Mary Cudney
2023-01-16
Mike Mattine and his crew were respectful efficient honest and kind. They finished the sewer replacement quickly even though they had to work in cold pouring rain. I appreciate and am grateful for their timely assistance and expert knowledge.
S Zikos
S Zikos
2023-01-15
Highly recommend. On time and professional. Got the job done quick !
Mark Swi
Mark Swi
2023-01-14
Great communication from the booker, dispatch, and the technician. Everything was explained clearly and several attempts were made at snaking before the problem was solved. Would definitely trust them again for follow up service.
Kyle Ott
Kyle Ott
2023-01-14
Pretty impressive hour quickly someone was at my door. Even though I didn’t end up using their services, he was very informative and shared some knowledge. With no upfront cost sounding great and all it also puts you under pressure when given a quote in person on the spot. Always get a few quotes is all I can say
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sonny cabb
2023-01-11
Natalia Lage
Natalia Lage
2023-01-11
Im very happy with the work that was done for us .
Quyen_Huy
Quyen_Huy
2023-01-04
Thanks for the fast service
Valerie Izzi
Valerie Izzi
2023-01-02
Nick Alex
Nick Alex
2022-12-29
Detailed how my pipes froze and made recommendations to prevent issue from happening in future.

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