Finding water or dampness on the floor or wall of your basement is a frustrating experience. Homeowners are concerned about the consequences since the repair costs could be significant. We encourage you to shift your focus to the dangers of having moisture or water in such a confined space.
It is harmful to you and your family. Mold growth is dangerous and necessitates the removal of biohazardous materials from damp or wet walls. We provide flexible payment plans and low-interest financing to all qualified Toronto and GTA homeowners.
When outdoor waterproofing is not a possibility, interior service might be used. Homes are frequently too close together, especially in the Greater Toronto Area, to excavate the outer foundation walls. External waterproofing may also be impossible in some circumstances due to hydrostatic pressure or the kind of soil. It also offers a few of other perks. For one thing, it may be more cost effective. Interior waterproofing is typically less expensive than outside waterproofing. Your landscaping will also be unaffected because no exterior excavation is necessary.
Interior basement waterproofing is a method of preventing water from entering and gathering in a basement. It usually consists of multiple critical steps. First, the basement’s inner walls are inspected for cracks or holes, which are subsequently repaired with waterproof sealants or injections. The walls are then treated with an industrial-grade coating that is water-resistant and then a membrane to offer an extra barrier against water. In severe cases of water penetration, a drainage system is installed inside the basement floor’s perimeter. A sump pump is included in this system, which actively pumps water out of the basement and away from the foundation. Finally, appropriate ventilation is ensured to reduce humidity and prevent mould formation, keeping the basement dry and safe from water damage.
Items in the basement, furniture, and other items should be emptied or protected. The affected area is now prepared for waterproofing to begin, with all sources of water intrusion exposed. If necessary, properly grind sand and strip everything on and surrounding the affected region. As part of the preparation process, we remove all trash and dust, and the area is ready to commence the waterproofing process.
Check for mould growth on the walls and, if necessary, under hardwood flooring. To ensure that no additional mould development occurs in the area, thoroughly clean the area using a mould control solution. This is a critical phase in interior waterproofing projects. This protects against mould and microbe growth behind your walls and beneath your floors. Area is left to ventilate and dry for a while.
A waterproofing coating is applied after a thorough test to guarantee there are no leaks or seapage. We utilize high-quality waterproofing materials such as Aqua-bloc. It is a tar-like compound that has been carefully engineered to withstand severe Canadian temperatures while providing complete moisture resistance. On top of this, a yellow jacket sheet is put for additional protection and application stability.
Delta waterproofing membrane is applied to the wall and secured with clips for added protection. Any moisture that happens is directed towards the weeping tile, which will be installed afterwards. We choose delta membrane above other brands since it has been shown to have the highest longevity in our 50 years of experience.
A new weeping tile is laid on the floor to collect any access water from the membranes and is slanted away from the home toward an appropriate drainage area, such as a storm sewer or a sump pump. In other circumstances, this is not required if an existing system is connected to the city sewer line.
Excess water is collected and diverted into a pit inside a basement corner, where a submerged water pump (sump pump) is placed. When the water reaches a certain level, the pump activates and pumps it away from your property. We provide sump pumps with battery backup to protect your home even during power outages.