Basement Waterproofing In Ontario
Basement Waterproofing Experts
Leaky and Wet Basements are major concerns for every homeowner, they indicate an underlying issue and possible foundational damage. A wet basement that isn’t treated promptly can start to wear down on the foundation of your home, and can make things worse, which is why it’s best to call an expert when you find a leak in your basement.
At Harris Waterproofing, we understand the importance of a dry and safe home, especially in the unpredictable weather of Ontario, where heavy rain and snowfall can wreak havoc on your basement and put your entire home at risk. But with Harris Waterproofing, you can rest assured that your basement is protected. Our team of expert waterproofers is dedicated to providing top-notch basement waterproofing services to ensure your home stays protected against water damage. We understand the importance of having a dry and safe basement, which is why we offer a range of services, including interior and exterior waterproofing, foundation crack repairs, and sump pump installation. Our team will work with you to assess the unique needs of your home and provide a customized solution to keep your basement dry and safe.
What Goes Into Basement Waterproofing?
Basement Waterproofing is never a simple matter, there can be many possible causes of a leaky basement and sometimes there can be multiple factors. For his reason, it is important that you trust an expert who follows a thorough and legitimate process, to ensure that your basement is properly waterproofed and won’t leak water again.
A General Basement Waterproofing process is as follows:
Inspection: The first step in waterproofing a basement is to inspect the space to determine the source of the water intrusion and assess the extent of damage.
Preparation: Next, any necessary preparation is done, such as removing furniture, flooring, or other items from the basement. Depending on whether the waterproofing method is interior or exterior basement waterproofing, excavation with heavy machinery may be required. Harris Waterproofing is always prepared for anything including excavation but not all waterproofers are.
Repair: If necessary, any cracks in the foundation or walls are repaired to prevent water from entering the basement. Oftentimes there is some sort of damage letting in the water that must be repaired.
Drainage: Installing an interior drainage system is a crucial step in waterproofing a basement. This system is designed to collect and divert water away from the basement to prevent water damage.
Waterproofing products: A range of waterproofing products are used, such as waterproofing membranes, sealants, and coatings, to prevent water from seeping into the basement.
Sump pump installation: A sump pump is a device that pumps water out of the basement to prevent water damage. This is an important part of a comprehensive waterproofing system.
Ventilation: Proper ventilation is important to prevent dampness and musty odors in the basement. A dehumidifier can also be installed to control humidity levels. This can ensure that mold does not start growing in your basement and ensures that any existing mold isn’t worsened until taken care of.
Mold Removal and Cleanup: Depending on how long your basement has been letting in water, mold can start developing and should be dealt with right away.
The specific steps involved in waterproofing a basement will vary based on the specific needs of the basement, but these are the general steps involved in the process.
The Dangers Of A Wet/Leaky Basement; Choose Harris Waterproofing
The accumulation of water in your basement can pose a serious risk to the safety of your home and family. Wet basements wear down the structural integrity of your home over time and pose many other risk such as:
Structural damage: Prolonged exposure to water can cause serious damage to the foundation, walls, and other structural elements of your home. If you don’t deal with a wet basement right away, the damage can increase and may become extremely expensive to repair.
Mold and mildew growth: A moist environment provides an ideal environment for mold and mildew to grow, which can cause health problems for your family and pets. Mold and mildew can get out of hand if not addressed right away, increasing the damage and cost to remove.
Health hazards: A damp basement can be a source of allergens, bacteria, and other harmful substances that can affect indoor air quality and cause respiratory problems for the people in your home.
Pest infestations: Damp basements can attract pests such as insects, rodents, and other pests, these pests can cause further damage to your home and can possibly affect the health of the people living in your home.
Damage To Belongings: Water damage can ruin personal belongings and other property stored in your basement, leading to significant financial loss, and loss of important and meaningful items.
In addition to these dangers, a wet or leaky basement can also lower the value of a property and make it difficult to sell. The more you prolong addressing a wet basement, the more expensive it becomes to fix, and the likelihood of serious structural damage increases. To prevent these dangers and ensure the safety and comfort of you and your family, it is important to address leaky and wet basements as soon as possible.
Our Basement Waterproofing Services
Exterior Basement Waterproofing
This is an extremely effective way to stop water from getting inside your home’s basement. Exterior basement waterproofing involves sealing the outside of the foundation to prevent water from seeping in. This method is most effective when the source of water intrusion is due to high groundwater levels or heavy rainfall. Our team of experts will assess the specific needs of your home and recommend the best solution, which may include installing waterproofing membranes, waterproof coatings, and drainage systems. In most we will have to excavate the area around your foundation in order to seal it and make sure that your home is waterproof from the outside. Luckily, we’re experts at what we do which includes excavating and cleaning up safely, to ensure you don’t have to take on the hassle of finding different contractors!
Interior Basement Waterproofing
Damp basements can lead to numerous health problems and structural damages, but interior waterproofing can help you prevent these issues from arising. Interior basement waterproofing involves sealing the inside of the foundation to prevent water from entering the basement. This method is most effective when the source of water intrusion is due to cracks in the foundation, walls, or floor. Our team of experts will assess the specific needs of your home and recommend the best solution. Often times an interior and exterior waterproofing job will involve the installation of sump pump, or some other drainage system. Professionals at Harris Waterproofing effectively waterproof the basement of your home to avoid any future water damage.
Weeping Tile Waterproofing
Weeping tiles are designed to keep excessive groundwater away from your property. Weeping tiles are an essential part of a comprehensive basement waterproofing system. These perforated pipes are installed around the foundation of a building to collect and divert groundwater away from the basement. Oftentimes a weeping tile installation is installed alongside a sump pump or similar drainage system. Our competent technicians will replace or repair any existing broken or worn out weeping tiles, or will install entirely new ones to make sure all excess water is drained.
Your Trusted Local Basement Waterproofing Professionals
At Harris Waterproofing we understand the importance of a dry and safe basement, and our team of experts is equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide effective solutions for all your basement waterproofing needs. Whether you need exterior, interior, or weeping tile waterproofing, our team will work with you to find the best solution for your home and ensure that your basement stays dry and protected for years to come. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a dry and safe basement.