Whether it’s a torrential downpour in the summer or heavy snowfalls in the water, Toronto and the GTA experiences unpredictable weather all year round which can leave basements and foundations vulnerable to leaks, cracks and flooding. Furthermore, the age of your home and its’ location in the GTA can exacerbate a potential flooding situation. For new home construction, investing in waterproofing an unfinished basement will save you worry and money in future costly emergency repairs.
The foundation of your home is the most important part; if it fails, you can be at great risk of harm, significant property damage and expensive repairs. Waterproofing your basement is a smart investment in ensuring that your home remains your castle for many years to come. It may not be pretty, but it could be the smartest way you spend your money on your home.
Basement Waterproofing Toronto
The experts at Ideal Plumbing & Drain can provide you with the best options whether you’re looking for preventative measures or emergency solutions. There is no “one size fits all” solution when addressing foundation cracks or leaks. Our team will do a thorough examination to determine what method of waterproofing makes the most sense for your home:
- Exterior waterproofing: Starting from the outside of the home, where the walls come into first contact with water and moisture, the exterior walls are waterproofed, sealing your home and preventing water from pooling or entering your home.
- Interior waterproofing: This is the most common solution when there is excessive moisture in the soil and landscape surrounding the basement concrete, or if in close proximity to another building. Interior waterproofing has its advantages – it protects the basement from water leaks from the foundation wall and prevents water from collecting under the basement concrete slab. This also helps to prevent harmful mould from taking a foothold which can cause serious health problems to your family.
- Weeping tile installation: A weeping tile is a pipe buried underground to direct excess water and moisture away from the foundation and towards a sump pump in the basement.
Damp basement or looking for preventative measures? Call us today for more information on how we can solve any waterproofing issues or questions you may have.