Basement Waterproofing Acton
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‘Last updated: December 6, 2016‘ Basement waterproofing Acton is a terrific way to prevent ever having to deal with a flooded basement. Water can penetrate your floors and walls and the water and mold as a result of this can cause major damage to your home and property as well as serious health issues. As water seeps into the foundation of your house it also damages the value of your property. Water and flood damage remediation is costly as well. The mold that forms from the moisture over time can also aggravate existing health issues and is a challenge to remove from damaged property. We can provide both interior and exterior waterproofing at your convenience and will provide oustanding workmanship and friendly customer service with a long-term solution you can depend on to keep your home safe and dry.
Weak Foundation or Cracks In The Walls
The foundation of your home or commercial property is dug into the soil and the moisture produces a hydrostatic pressure which causes the floors and walls in your basement to crack. And because most basements are below ground level this moisture in the cracks causes damage to the foundation. As the moisture builds up it weakens the foundation walls and this can lead to a flood if the proper preventative method is not taken such as basement waterproofing Acton.
Plugged Weeping Tiles
It is important to have weeping tiles installed to collect excess water and move it away from the house or to a sump pump where it can be pumped away. The drainage system around your home plays a vital role in basement flood prevention. The weeping tiles can become clogged or plugged and blocked by soil or tree roots. When this occurs, the water that collects around your home does not drain as quickly as it should and places pressures on your home’s foundation which can lead to leaks and cracks. Having a professional plumber perform a thorough plumbing inspection is a good way to check that your weeping tiles, sump pump, backwater valve, and basement waterproofing Acton, are all in top condition.
Leaky Windows and Blocked Drainage Tiles in Window Wells
Another measure you can take to prevent water damage in your home is to check that the windows are not leaking. Window frames will become weaker over time and any melting snow or rainwater can leak through these cracks and cause serious damage to your ceilings, walls, and belongings. It is smart to replace or repair any leaking windows in order to prevent moisture from entering. Basement waterproofing Acton is the best long-term approach to preventing any sort of moisture from entering your home’s basement.
Mold is a harmful substance that you want to avoid at all costs in your basement. A lot of molds are harmless, however, there are types which can aggravate existing health issues or cause sickness. Some of the common types of mold that are least harmful include aspergillus, cladorsporium, penecillium, or Alternaria. Other types, however, such as Stachybotrys chartarum are more harmful when they are present in your basement. Mold grows anywhere there is moisture and mold remediation is a costly service you can prevent with our basement waterproofing Acton.
Aurora Basement WaterproofingThe best way to prevent mold from entering your basement is to prevent moisture from getting in is with basement waterproofing Aurora. Here is how we prevent moisture from entering your basement.
1. Every exterior basement waterproofing job starts with first excavating down to the footing of the basement. The depth will obviously range but we typically excavate out 2-2.5 feet from the wall.
2. We dig out the old weeping tile and replace it with new 4″ weeping tile with filter cloth.
3. Next step is to clean the foundation walls searching for cracks, voids, and any other defects, chisel them out and fill with hydraulic cement which expands to completely fill the void.
4. From the grading down to the footing, we apply a rubbery membrane which is the most critical component in preventing water from breaching your foundation walls.
5. On top of that layer, we apply a dimpled drainage board which will be up against the soil. The dimples create little air gaps so that any water that gets through, drains directly down into the weeping tile.
6. Now that the waterproofing membrane is installed, we install a layer of 3/4″ gravel on top of the weeping tile and then do a water test to ensure the drainage is working properly.
7. We then backfill the excavated hole we made with the same soil we took out, compact it with a tamper to the original level, and clean up the area so it looks like we were never there!
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Why Plumber.ca For Basement Waterproofing Acton?
There are several plumbers out there. Many have experience. So why choose us over everyone else? Here are a few reasons:
No Hourly Charges – Many customers do not see the advantages of having a plumber who does not work by the hour. A plumber who works on a fixed price has no reason to stick around after the job is finished to ensure he gets paid more. Even if the job takes more time than required, you still pay the same amount.
Upfront, Exact Pricing – Every job we do has a set price shown in our price book. We go through with you exactly what the scope of the work will be to fix your problem and the costs involved. You know before we start what the final price will be -no surprises!
Rapid Response Times – Our highly efficient dispatch team will make sure our local plumbers are at your location as soon as possible. Under normal conditions, our technicians will arrive at your location within 48 hours. Service calls can take longer than expected and sometimes specialty parts need to be ordered, which may push the wait times longer than expected.
Priority Calls – Emergency calls are our highest priority. We know they can quickly become a serious situation. You can place a priority call to ensure you are the next customer to be serviced. The technician will be at your location within 24 hours. All priority calls require a credit card upon calling.
Local Plumbers – There is no sense in calling a plumbing service that is in another city. We have plumbers in all major city centers across the GTA that can respond to your emergency when you need it.
Fully Loaded Work Trucks – A fully inventoried truck is crucial so that your problem can not only be diagnosed quickly, but fixed quickly as well. Even if the job requires a specialty part, we can have it ordered within 24 hours.
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