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North York Basement Waterproofing

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We provide high-quality North York basement waterproofing service – contact us for a free consultation today.

Due to the increasing problem of foundation flooding, seeping and leaking basements in the city of North York, and a number of businesses offering their services in remedying the situation, it has become difficult to choose the right service. But the fact is that no one of our competitors is more experienced and has a better team than us. Having everything from insurance to permits we are the top tier of draining and plumbing services providers in the town.

To ensure that your basement is in a proper condition, you have to secure the foundations of your building. This is important due to two reasons, the foundations carry all the load of the building and they are the place from where most of the water enters the basement.

Once the foundations are properly waterproofed and secured, more than 50% of the work related to the basement flooding prevention can be considered done.

The city of North York happens to have a number of old buildings in it which are basically the beauty of the city. This beauty is cursed with some engineering problems. The foundations which carry all the load of these buildings have aged after so many years of environmental action.  These foundations need to be repaired and properly waterproofed to make sure that the buildings are safe for a long time.

diagram of a standard basement waterproofing system

Full Basement Waterproofing

In order to make the basement fully waterproofed for a long time, it is necessary to apply and inspect all the methods of basement waterproofing. If the basement is not adequately waterproofed and the damages caused by it are not catered soon enough then the resulting expenditures can amount to several thousand dollars or even more. In worst cases, the building may even be razed to the ground.

You can easily avoid these problems by getting your substructure treated in the initial stage of its problems. That is where we provide our services. We offer installation of weeping tile systems and waterproofing services of your substructure (foundations and basements) to solve all your basement related problems.

 

closeup of weeping tile showing slits

Weeping Tile Installation

Weeping tiles system is an intricate system of porous pipes which is put in place to drain the excess water from the soil. The pipe is surrounded by gravel and then covered by a special cloth to stop the deposition of soil particles in the pores present in the pipe. The excess water present in moist soil percolated to this assembly and is pumped outside through sump pumps. We also often add an extension of weeping tile system above ground to help us in the inspection and cleaning of the system in future.

Some houses in North York are still using the older weeping tiles system consisting of clay pipes. In most of the cases, these pipes have broken down due to overlaying burden and are not working at all. To deal with this problem we have to dig the ground and replace the system with the latest version.

basics of foundation waterproofing

Foundation Waterproofing

The waterproofing of foundation is carried out by excavating the earth up till the foot of foundations and installing an impermeable damp proof layer on the external surfaces of basements and foundations.

Excavation is a complex process and needs a lot of attention towards details. Sometimes we need your cooperation and the cooperation of your neighbours. For carrying out this process efficiently and safely, we use specialized excavating machines so that your property doesn’t get damaged in any way. After excavation, we set up the waterproof layer in three stages.

  1. Cleaning

First of all, we need to expose the existing cracks present on the surface of substructure by scrubbing the surface using brushes, brooms and other cleaning tools. These damaged areas can only be repaired once they are located so that they can stop water penetration.

  1. Waterproof chemicals

After we have identified and repaired the cracks, we apply a coat of tar, black seal compound or any other damp proofer to the external surfaces of basements to stop water from penetrating in it via capillary action.

  1. Waterproof membrane

Lastly, we cover the outer surface of basements and foundations with a waterproof membrane as a barrier to stop water percolation and penetration. We generally use a plastic sheet for serving this purpose.

After this process, we place the soil back in excavated part. We always test soil for the presence of debris and contaminants which can deteriorate the plastic membrane. If the soil is not suitable, we discard it and fill the area with the soil from some other place. We also level and clean the ground to return it to its original condition. We take all precautions to make sure that your property remains same throughout the process.

We offer top-notch waterproofing services to all North York properties – contact us today for free consultation.