Basement Waterproofing Markham
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Efficient Basement Waterproofing Markham
‘Last updated: December 6, 2016‘ Basement waterproofing Markham is important because moisture can cause serious harm to your home’s foundation and your family’s health. It will start to crack the concrete, making them bigger and bigger. Eventually, maintenance will be required. To make matters worse, moisture, in damp and dark areas such as basements, starts growing mold. Certain types of mold can be very dangerous to your health.
There are a couple of services to choose from when it comes time for basement waterproofing Markham. You can opt for interior waterproofing which can be highly effective when provided by a professional team. Or, you can have exterior basement waterproofing which can protect your home’s foundation from the outside. This is a larger project but it is perhaps the complete solution you may desire in order to minimize the risk of a basement flood in your home. Water can accumulate in your basement in several ways:
Weak Foundation or Cracks in the Wall
Most basements being below the water table can cause hydrostatic pressure below basements and against basement walls, which causes moisture to build up in the soil. Eventually, the moisture will seep into small cracks. When enough moisture builds up, it will damage your property. This points to the importance of basement waterproofing Markham.
Plugged Weeping Tiles
There are many causes for drain water to back up into your house. When this happens, contaminated sewer water will flow back into your home.
Leaky Windows and Blocked Drainage Tiles in Window Wells
A window that is not sealed properly can cause water to enter your basement. Water from melting snow and rain can drip through the window frame and cause damage to your basement if not dealt with correctly.
Mold can form from moisture in damp areas and can be the cause of serious health risks. The most common types of mold such as alternaria, penecillium, cladosporium, and aspergillus are not very harmful. However, sometimes harmful mold such as Stachybotrys chartarum can make their way into your basement and cause you to be sick.
The best way to prevent mould from entering your basement is to prevent moisture from getting in. 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 Markham?
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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