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Contact us today for a free Thornhill basement waterproofing consultation. Our team provides high-quality solutions to protect your property from flooding and wet basement issues.

Absolute Draining & Plumbing is here to help you finally bid farewell to flood-prone, wet or leaky basement. Bonded and insured, having an experience of many years in the field with the best equipment, professionals, and materials we will do it like no one of our competitors can.

Waterproofing of basement and foundation is of utmost importance to have a dry basement and to avoid flooding and dampness in its interior part. This is where Absolute Draining & Plumbing Thornhill can help you with the fullest confidence that you will never have to come back and think about this issue. We make sure that no single molecule of water can sneak into the serene environment of your basement making it risky, ugly or uncomfortable.

It is the beauty of Thornhill city that it has a number of old and aging homes. These homes are no matter the beauty of the city but have various issues attached to them. As time passes by and their foundation’s age, they tend to lose strength before finally giving in under the weight of the building. These foundations need attention and repair so that their age can be prolonged and the beauty of the city preserved.

diagram of a standard basement waterproofing system

Full Basement Waterproofing Services

In order to make the basement totally waterproof and free from flooding, the very first thing to do is to implement and inspect all the basement waterproofing methods. The most important part of this step is to take care of the foundations of the building so that there is no chance of seepage or flooding via them.

The trouble with flooded basements is that the damages caused by flooding can propagate very quickly and the financial aspect of the damages can mount up to tens of thousands of dollars. When the basement is flooded, the moisture starts to rust down the structural steel of the foundation which in turn causes the weakening of the foundation to a point where it can no longer take the load of the building and yield. To avoid any of these scenarios, it is important to make sure that the foundation is maintained in good health and is always waterproofed and protected.

Reading this may have made you paranoid about the health of the foundations of the building you are sitting in right now but you don’t have to worry. Absolute Drainage & Plumbing Thornhill is here to take the best care of your foundations and basements so that you can feel safe in your building.

closeup of weeping tile showing slits

Weeping Tile System

Weeping tiles are used to minimize the water that is present in the soil surrounding the building foundation. It is a crucial part of any system implied to waterproof the basement.

This is a simple and straightforward yet ingenious technique. In this arrangement, a porous pipe with slits is installed next to the foundation. To keep the pores open and working, the pipe is buried in gravel that has a grain size larger than the pores. To ensure that the soil does not penetrate into the gravel and choke the pores of the pipe a special type of cloth is installed between the gravel and the soil. This prevents any type of future problems with the whole arrangement.

Most of the older homes use a previous version of the same system which has a similar working principle but the pipes used are made of clay and over time most of them collapse making the whole system useless. To remedy this situation, the periphery of the foundation is stripped and the old system is replaced with a newer more efficient system having stronger pipes. This new weeping system is more durable and functional.
While this is done, we also waterproof the foundation because, in most of the establishments where the drainage system has worn out, the waterproofing has also given in to all the years of excessive interaction with the environment. This total makeover of the drainage and waterproofing will keep the building from having any problem for a long time.
basics of foundation waterproofing

Exterior Foundation Waterproofing

In this part of the waterproofing procedure, the soil surrounding the exterior of the foundations is excavated to the very foot of the foundation and the exterior is made totally waterproof by installing an impermeable plastic membrane.

Firstly, the exterior surface is scrubbed (cleaned) by brushes and brooms to find out the cracks and worn out areas of the substructure. After it, a coat of some damp proof material like black seal formula or tar is applied on the exterior walls followed by installation of a dimpled impermeable plastic sheet. This assembly creates a barrier for water to reach and deteriorate the substructure in future. Lastly, we fill the removed soil back to its place and level the ground.

We have all the equipment and expertise to get this process done seamlessly and the safety procedures are strictly followed to avoid any technical or legal complications in the future. Absolute Draining & Plumbing is always there to help you, visit or call us during office hours to get any further guidance.

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  • ★★★★★ Andrew came and inspected my exterior drain. He was professional, pleasant and punctual. Using a drain camera he showed us what the issues were and made recommendations of how to remedy our issues. We made an appointment and the work was done on schedule and as per the quote he gave us. I would highly recommend their services. Very happy with their work.

    Paul M (Google Review) Drain Repair
  • ★★★★★ They were very professional, quick and best priced draining and plumbing company I called. They were honest with what they saw in my basement plumbing and did not push to upsell any additional work. They gave great advice as to what to keep an eye out regarding my old plumbing in the future and I appreciated the honesty. They replaced my sewage piping from the stack to the edge of my property (big job) and were in and out of my house in a few days and cleaned up very well!

    Terence S (Google Review) Sewer Replacement
  • ★★★★★ Andy (the estimator) was terrific. Showed up exactly when he said he would and gave me (and my son) great advice on how to maintain the work they put in at our house. Crews were a little late on starting but stayed until the job was finished. What I thought was going to be a 2 - 3 day job (installation of a Back Flow Valve) was completed and inspected in 1 day! Will definitely use them again.

    Mel K (Google Review) Backwater Valve Installation

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