Exterior Waterproofing Toronto

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 give you 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. Mould and mildew can begin to grow, and they tend to thrive well in basement environments. If you have members of your family who 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 mould. Do not delay having your leaky basement fixed; the problem will eventually get worse. Small leaks turn into large ones, and the longer they go on, the more damage accumulates, which of course makes a more expensive repair job.

What is Exterior Basement Waterproofing?

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!

Process of Exterior Waterproofing

exterior basement waterproofing

The process of exterior waterproofing is complex. We will start the process with preparation for excavation. Most cities, such as Toronto, require us to have locations ordered and marked so we know where we can safely dig. Once we have located them, we will start the process. Cover the surrounding area with tarps and begin excavation.

Excavation​

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

Excavation is carried out with the help of heavy machinery and our service technicians. This will expose the wall all the way 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 the small crevices and protecting every inch of the foundation wall. Aqua-bloc is a water-based VOC-compliant material that provides extreme adhesion to foundations 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 the 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. The delta membrane is secured with special clips and screws to ensure the longevity of the application.

Weeping Tile Installation

exterior basement waterproofing

If there was an old weeping tile present, we removed that and installed a new round-style weeping tile with an advanced filter to prevent debris from creating blockages. The 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 as well.

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Wayne Johnson
Wayne Johnson
2023-03-10
Service was fast . Work site left clean .
Jeffrey Teerlinck
Jeffrey Teerlinck
2023-03-05
Excellent, quick service early on a Sunday morning. Technician Sean and expert Mike helped us clear a main drain in our triplex apartment building. As a professional builder myself, I am impressed with the service. I will be calling them again!
Atiqul Alam
Atiqul Alam
2023-03-03
Shelley Wells
Shelley Wells
2023-02-28
there were slow drains in the house for nearly a year, until eventually the main drain backup completely. rooterman arrived in 20 minutes and did a video camera inspection for $129 and cleared the main drain sewer line in 10 minutes. the video showed the blockage problem, which turned out to be greasy sludge mixed with debris and household products, like paper towels. they said there was still a substantial amount of grease in the main drain line (the previous owners cooked a lot), which would eventually trap more debris over time. so they came back a few days later and did a high pressure hot water hydro jetting for a reasonable price, which restored the sewer line to like-new condition. they did a fantastic job. the drains have never flowed so good like that in the past. awesome company, very professional, reasonably priced. give these guys a call if you want a plumbing job done properly.
Nosh
Nosh
2023-02-16
Stefan and Niel did an excellent job using the very best in equipment & technology. As the saying goes. “You get what you pay for”. That was so true in this case. No regrets. Well done.
Stephen Brodar
Stephen Brodar
2023-02-10
Quick .. on time professionals.. Robert saved our basement from flooding by repairing a leak from and old pipe. Will use them again and will recommend them to all my peers. Rooter-Man Rules!
Judy Doxtator
Judy Doxtator
2023-02-01
They were very pleasant, friendly workers who took time to explain what they were doing & why.
Vadita. Ukraine
Vadita. Ukraine
2023-01-26
I’ve had a bad clogging in the pipe under the kitchen sink. Everything was resolved in a timely and professional manner.
Anuta Filursky
Anuta Filursky
2023-01-24
SA Gunby
SA Gunby
2023-01-24
Neil was professional, courteous and industrious. Excellent service!

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