Basement Waterproofing Georgetown
Local Basement Waterproofing Georgetown
‘Last updated: December 12, 2017‘ Basement waterproofing Georgetown is perhaps the best way to ensure your home is safe from flooding and the water damage that comes from this disastrous situation. Our local experts provide both interior and exterior basement waterproofing both of which have benefits. Interior basement is less costly and intrusive yet perhaps not as full proof because it doesn’t protect the outside of the home’s foundation. Exterior basement waterproofing, however, is a complete waterproofing solution, however, the soil surrounding the house must be excavated temporarily in order to get the job completed successfully.
Weak Foundation or Cracks in The Walls
Most basements are below ground level and the foundation of your house is surrounded by soil. The hydrostatic pressure caused by moisture in the soil will eventually be the cause of the cracks which can form in the foundation if you do not have basement waterproofing Georgetown. The higher water table causes this hydrostatic pressure and puts pressure on the basement walls which eventually leads to cracking, leaks, and flooding. A house flood is a serious issue you would rather not ever have to deal with because the nature of the damage is severe and costly. It is a challenge to repair the damage and can be the cause of financial and emotional stress.
Plugged Weeping Tiles
Another reason you can have water damage in your basement is from the exterior drainage system which can become clogged or plugged. These weeping tiles as they are called are made from PVC pipe which should help water to flow away from the home or into a sump pump. They can become damaged over time and cease working as they are supposed to. For example, they can become clogged with soil or damaged by tree roots which make the excess water unable to drain placing pressure on the home’s foundation causing it to crack. Our professional basement waterproofing Georgetown is a solution that will keep your home dry and safe with a long-term solution.
Leaky Windows and Blocked Drainage Tiles in Window Wells
Other ways which can cause flooding and water damage such as weakened window frames, for example, are a relatively quick way you can prevent moisture from entering your basement and doing damage. By sealing them up from the rainwater or melting snow which they are exposed to you can prevent moisture from entering your basement and doing damage to your walls, furniture, ceilings, and so on. Anything you can do to prevent moisture from entering your home is a smart thing to do. Our local plumbing and waterproofing team is going to do everything we can to ensure that your home or business is kept safe and dry long-term with our basement waterproofing Georgetown.
Mold is another reason to take advantage of our basement waterproofing Georgetown. There are several types of mold and it grows wherever there is any moisture. Some of the relatively harmless types of a mold such as a Penicillium, Alternaria, Aspergillus, or Cladosporium are nothing worry too much about health-wise. Yet, types of a mold such as Stachybotrys will aggravate current health conditions and cause illness to anyone who comes in contact with it. After experiencing a basement flood mold is a difficult challenge to recover from because there is so much moisture available for it to grow. Rest assured, our basement waterproofing Georgetown is the best preventative approach to never having to deal with this problem.
Georgetown Basement Waterproofing. The best way to prevent mold from entering your basement is to prevent moisture from getting in is with basement waterproofing Georgetown. 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. For more information on basement waterproofing Georgetown, call us today.
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Why Plumber.ca For Basement Waterproofing Georgetown?
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 regular conditions, our plumbing technicians will arrive at your location within 24-hours. Service calls can take longer than expected and specialty parts may need to be ordered, which may push the wait times longer so we communicate ongoing.
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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