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!
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.