Exterior waterproofing is generally the most effective way to keep moisture out of your finished or unfinished basement floor and walls. At DryShield Water Solutions, we specialize in exterior waterproofing services that address the underlying cause of moisture infiltration without disturbing your basement. This is an attractive option if your basement is already partially or fully finished. Our comprehensive strategy addresses foundation seepage, standing water and humidity issues.
To protect your basement from external moisture, rain and flooding, we complete these steps:
Excavate around the exterior of your foundation to access the root of your moisture problems
Install or replace weeping tiles that are located at the bottom of the footing
Apply moisture-proof rubberized urethane to the outside of your foundation walls
Protect the waterproof layer with a synthetic membrane and durable dimple board that diverts water into the weeping tiles
Cover the weeping tiles and surrounding gravel with geo-textile filter cloth to prevent the system from clogging
Replace the excavated soil and grade the area to divert water away from the foundation
Watch how DryShield® Completes a Basement Waterproofing Project:
Managing External Moisture Infiltration
Moisture enters your basement though the path of least resistance. This usually happens when there are cracks in the foundation, weeping tiles were never installed or the drains have clogged after years of use.
DryShield prevents these problems from returning by installing new drains and plastic geo-textile filters that shield the weeping tiles and the gravel drainage zone. This provides two layers of extra protection to ensure that dirt stays out and water reaches the weeping tiles and sump pump.
Our specially designed exterior waterproofing system keeps water in a confined area beneath the footers and away from the foundation. This reduces the hydrostatic pressure that’s created when water pushes against your foundation, and it protects your home from damage. The only disadvantage is that air conditioner compressors, trees, shrubs and fixed objects located near the foundation need to be removed before the area can be waterproofed.
Basement Waterproofing Costs
Water damage costs a lot in the long run, especially when you consider the price of replacing items and the amount of depreciation that your home may experience. Investing in exterior basement waterproofing is an effective way to protect your property and your valuable possessions. Plus, our long-term waterproofing solutions are backed by a transferable warranty that covers your home for 25 years even if you sell it.
Call now to speak with a DryShield® waterproofing expert:
I was extremely pleased with Dryshield. Not only did they always show up on time, and work efficiently but they also finished my work by the quoted date. Very pleased!
Lexx, via HomeStars
Peter from Dryshield was great! Before he came in he described the process of the repair. When he arrived he worked efficiently and continued to describe the process which was great for me not knowing much about injections into foundation. Highly recommend DryShield!
Rizza, via HomeStars
I had a leak in my basement and contracted Dryshield to fix the problem. I am very happy with the work, the crew was very nice and completed the work in a timely manner. Highly recommended!!
Linda, via HomeStars
After the winter meltdown, I noticed a leak coming from one of the cracks in our basement foundation. My mother highly recommended Dryshield Water Solutions as she herself, dealt with a similar issue not too long ago. I was very pleased with the overall service by their staff from the initial phone call right through to the date work was completed. Everyone I dealt with was very professional and reassuring.
Robin Banwait, via Google
Had a leak in my basement and contacted few contractor but DryShield Water Solutions where very prompt in responding to my requests. The company was easy to deal with. They showed excellent customer service and profession work ethics that meet my deadline. I highly recommend this company for all your water leak solutions.
Dryshield Water Solutions, one of Canada’s largest waterproofing companies, is a 100% Canadian owned and operated. The Dryshield team prides itself on great workmanship and providing excellent customer service. Our unconditional commitment to customer satisfaction has proven to be a successful policy and is the reason we are Ontario’s leading foundation specialists.