• Home
  • Why Hiring Expert Waterproofing Contractors for your Basement Repair is always beneficial?

Why Hiring Expert Waterproofing Contractors for your Basement Repair is always beneficial?

Throughout our lives, we have been taught to be self-sustained. Whether it was being taught to clean our rooms or to prepare our own meals, it is these habits that we have learned since an early age that have been engrained in the way we do things.

It is for these reasons that we get excited by the thought of, or by the actual act of, building or fixing thing. Although our hectic lifestyles give us less time on hand, making the minutes, hours, days slip by, we still strive for that independence, the pride that that warms us when we do not have to depend on people, physically. This is why the concept of DIY excites us. ‘Do It Yourself’, DIYs for a candlestick or a scrapbook is harmless, but this same concept, when applied to waterproofing your leaky basement, gets hazardous.

Professional Waterproofing Services

When waterproofing a wet or a leaky basement, extensive research on the area and the possible causes of the leak is required. The source of the leak is what determines the type of waterproofing material that is to be used. Also, the degree of damage caused by the seeped water, to the walls, floors, and foundations, has to be determined. The extent of damage, the cause and effect of the leak and the method to seal the leak, by crack injection or by any other method can only be determined by a professional waterproofing company..

Extensive Research and an Economic Solution:

A waterproofing company does this research of the house and the source of the water leak, analyses the foundations on which the house is built on, and the damage caused to the surrounding areas, before determining the materials, and the method that is to be used by them. Moreover, a professional waterproofing company for repair is an economical solution, considering the quality and the longevity of the waterproofing method that is used.

Practical Knowledge and Speedy Solution:

Sure, you could do the research yourself, put in days and weeks into finding the source of the leak, and the best methods to be used, but, the question here is if we could spare this huge amount of time? A professional waterproofing company does this for a living. They are committed to finish the job in a minimum amount of time and provide top quality service. The biggest advantage to hiring a professional to take care of your basement waterproofing is that they have the practical knowledge and the experience to determine the subtle pros and cons of a waterproofing methods that no amount of research could give us. There are many waterproofing contractors available in the market and DryShield.ca is one of the top-rated and largest waterproofing services in Canada. To get a free basement waterproofing quote, visit our website or call to 1-800-277-5411, for a 24-hour, round-the-clock assistance.

Problems because of Wet Basement

A basement, by definition, refers to one or more floors of a building that is either partially or completely located underground.  In homes, the basement can take the form of a cellar and is often used as a storage space. Sometimes, it can also be used as a residential space.

Mainly, wet basements can be caused due to water running in or due to condensation. The common causes include

  • Sewer water from clogged lines.
  • Run off water that stagnates as it is unable to flow due to reasons like blocked gutters.
  • High ground water levels that lead to seepage.
  • Bad use or improper use of sealants

The common problems because of wet basements include

  • Musty smell and fungal growth on walls
  • Efflorescence and plaster peeling off the walls
  • Rotting wood and carpets

All of the above can cause innumerable health problems and also slowly start to impair the structural integrity of the building. Hence, it is important that they are fixed at the earliest. Call in a reliable waterproofing contractor today and lead a tension free lifestyle!For more details visit us https://www.waterproofingservice.com/

Buying a new home: What to check for in the basement

Buying a new home is exciting. Whether you’re looking for a bigger place for the family, relocating or exploring investment opportunities, a new home opens up new opportunities!

It’s common for homebuyers to have houses of interest inspected prior to purchase. Home inspectors check typical elements like building structure, foundation, plumbing and electrical, and they also have a brief look at dampness.
This, however, is often not enough to uncover many dampness issues. In order to get an accurate read of the dampness in a basement, you should:
  1. Use a moisture reader

Home inspectors don’t normally use moisture readers and they are essential to getting an accurate read of dampness in a basement. It’s important that you either obtain one or employ experts to get an accurate read of moisture in the basement.

  1. Check for Efflorescence
Efflorescence is the salts and minerals that come out of concrete once the concrete absorbs water or moisture. This can be found on the concrete on the walls inside the basement. It looks like white powder, as shown below:
Most of the time, efflorescence is mistaken for mold growth. Although it is not immediately harmless, it is often an indication that the weeping tile is not draining properly on the outside, allowing the water and moisture to get into the wall.
This can cause problems later on. Poor drainage means the basement is at risk of further harm, with heavy rain or melting snow potentially resulting in basement flooding, which can be costly to fix.
Whether you’ve identified basement waterproofing issues and want a quote on repair, or you need help identifying issues, DryShield can help. We’re the experts in basement waterproofing and repair in Toronto and the GTA. We have decades of experience repairing homes and we’re Canadian owned and operated. Contact us today at 1-800-277-5411 or request a free quote online now!

Weeping tile, heavy rain and your home

It’s that time of the year again – fall. It means cooler weather, crunchy leaves and kids going back to school.

It can, however, also be a homeowner’s nightmare. Unpredictable weather from September to November can bring heavy rain.  Consequently, many people experience moisture or water seepage issues in their basement during this time. The cause? It’s often the result of old foundation weeping tile – an indicator that your home may be in need of exterior waterproofing.

How does weeping tile work?

When homes are built, weeping tile is usually laid around the perimeter of the foundation, beside the footings. See below:  

Displaying IMG_1912.JPG

The purpose of the weeping tile is to create a channel for groundwater to travel to proper drainage. Small slits in the hard plastic allow for water to take the path of least resistance and enter the pipes. This prevents water from saturating and pooling around the footings and then resulting in leakage and a wet basement.

The issues with old weeping tile

Over time, the weeping tile can break or become blocked with soil. Sometimes, older weeping tile is made from clay, which with age, can crumble and deteriorate. These scenarios all lead to water flowing over and interfering with your home and causing a wet, leaky basement.

The solution

If you experience any of the above, there is a high possibility that the weeping tile needs to be replaced, as well surrounding the new weeping tile with gravel to create a soil-free zone, and then surrounding both the weeping tile and gravel with fabric – a geo-textile filter cloth – to prevent clogging. This provides two layers of extra protection to ensure that dirt stays out and water reaches the weeping tile. The walls are also sealed with the highest quality rubberized urethane, poly sheeting and dimple board to guarantee a waterproofed foundation.

My basement is leaking – what do I do?

DryShield Water Solutions can help. We’re a 100% Canadian owned company and Ontario’s leading foundation repair specialists. Our team of experts can help diagnose the issue and provide you with a range of basement waterproofing solutions. Request a free estimate online, or call us at 1-800-277-5411. We are here to help.  

    Recent Posts

    Find us on Facebook