Basement waterproofing is very important for properties in Toronto and surrounding areas. Many homeowners find themselves dealing with water coming up through their basement floor after heavy rain. Some even face a flooded basement. Of course, this event is normal for poorly constructed basements — but it doesn’t have to be. Putting an end to a wet basement starts with proper basement waterproofing.
External waterproofing means the waterproofing method is done around the perimeter of your basement on the outside. This includes the following procedures:
Waterproofing is one of the most effective techniques because it doesn’t just stop water from penetrating the foundation; it also seals any cracks or pores in the concrete for additional protection.
When we waterproof the foundation in a basement, we apply a tar or rubber layer of coating to seal the concrete slabs and walls in the house. By doing this, we create a barrier strong enough to withstand hydrostatic pressure that results from poor drainage.