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We provide high-quality Vaughan basement waterproofing services which solve your flood and wet basement problems. Contact us for a free consultation today.

Absolute Draining & Plumbing ensures that our services will bring an end to your damaged, leaking, wet basement. We have 15 years of excellence in waterproofing of basements and foundations.

The prerequisite to avoid the flooding and keeping the internal scheme of the basement dried is to have a sound and adequate waterproofing in the basement.

There are many exciting aspects of the city of Vaughan but the most alluring one is that there are a lot of ancient houses in it. Such houses have older foundations which are aging. Hence they are repaired over time to make them run for a longer period of time. With the aging factor dominating, the material properties get deteriorated which results in the flooding beneath the surface leading to the weakening of the basement.

We will provide you the best solutions to your problems by providing you sound and long lasting weeping tile systems and waterproofing your foundation.

diagram of a standard basement waterproofing system

Full Basement Waterproofing Services

Foundation is an important part of the building. If it is not strong sufficient to provide support then the structure will be fallen down. Basement flooding is responsible for making the foundation weak. Thus the first step must be the prevention of the flooding in it.

It is an open secret that leaked and wet bases will suck all of your money. The flooding caused by a foundation having no waterproofness will lead to other faults of the building as well. The columns and walls will be letting water penetrate through them and hence while repairing the basement; there would be a strong need to spend money on their repair as well. Thus it will lead to the chain of events and every step would be costly.

Hence it is very important to ensure that the basement is dry and it does not water from any side; waterproofing is a must.

closeup of weeping tile showing slits

Weeping Tile Installation

It is a very crucial feature in a waterproofing system. It helps in the reduction of water present in the strata around the foundation.

In this system, there is a pipe having silt laid at the bottom, besides the foundation. The system is provided in the ground and it is surrounded by a packing of gravel. As gravel is bigger in size than the silt, thus it will prevent the blockage of silts in the soil which will embed on the surface of the gravel layer. In the company of that, a unique cloth which is either the garden cloth or any other silk cloth surrounds the layer of the gravel to make sure that the sand or clay does not penetrate into it causing more problems.

This weeping tile system helps the water to drain out to the sewer system through the means of the drainage pipe. Thus, the water doesn’t stay on the soil and eventually, the flooding is stopped. The water drains out of the basement making it dry.

The older system in the older homes had clay pipes but the concept got vanished as such pipes collapsed leaving the waterproofing system useless. It happened because clay gets mixed with the water and does more damage to the system.  Therefore, the new trend must be adopted and the new weeping tile systems must be brought to homes for the sound drainage of water out of the foundation.

basics of foundation waterproofing

Exterior Foundation Waterproofing

It is done by excavating the soil till the foundation and then waterproofing the exterior part. In this process, the use of excavators is essential because it can safely dig the soil strata wherever required.

The strata in the city of Vaughan is diverse i.e., we will be seeing dirt, clay, silts and other soils in a different part of the land. Hence special care must be taken while installing the waterproofing membranes. Dirt contaminates the membrane and it affects the efficiency hence such materials must be removed completely.

The process of installing a waterproofing membrane to a foundation comprises of following three steps:

  1. Cleaning of foundation walls:

After carrying out excavation beside the walls, we use brooms and brushes for cleaning and scrubbing the exterior surface of walls. Cracks can be spotted easily on a clean wall; hence the faulty areas can be repaired from those spots.

  1. Damp Proofing the foundation:

After the first step, the wall will is damp-proofed with help of the coating of tar or bitumen layer which saves the wall from the capillary behavior of water. Hence the moisture will be prevented from entering the base.

  1. Installation of Waterproof Membrane:

Finally, the waterproof sheet will be installed on the foundation wall. It is a dimpled plastic sheet in general which prevents the moisture to reach the basement. This membrane will let the water reach the weeping tile which will drain it later. This layer also prevents the moist soil to be in the contact with the wall.

After waterproofing, we fill the removed earth back into its place. We properly level and clean the surface of the earth. We make sure that your property doesn’t get damaged during the process. Our method is fast and safe to implement.

Contact Absolute Draining & Plumbing today, basement waterproofing Vaughan residents depend on to keep their basements free of flooding and dampness.

★★★★★ Experience 5-Star Customer Service from Absolute Draining & Plumbing

  • ★★★★★ 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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