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Homepros waterproofing specializes in drying Wet Basements,
Concrete Waterproofing, Foundation Waterproofing, Interior Basement
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Waterproofing Systems and Basement Waterproofing Products. In Toronto and GTA
If you have a wet basement or crawl space water problem of any kind, call us and we'll be there with experience and professionalism that will surpass your expectations. After all, drying wet basements is our business – it is what we focus on everyday.
As full-time Basement Waterproofing Contractors in Toronto Etobicoke Mississauga and GTA we strive to develop and provide superior basement waterproofing products and performance to solve your wet basement and leaking foundation problems
The Penetration of water into a basement is generally caused by ruptures in the foundation at the junction of the wall, floor, and footing. The ruptures are usually a result of hydrostatic pressure which results from a high water table.
Houses built in ( Toronto and GTA not excludeing Etobicoke Oakville or Mississauga ) in the 1970's or earlier is likely to have only minimal water protection around the foundation. Construction techniques have improved over the years, so that today's new homes are more resistant to water, but wet basements are still a big problem. As homes age, their waterproofing systems break down. Even well-designed systems can ultimately fail. Therefore, most houses eventually have wet basement problems.
Water Problems. Wet basement problems can range from mildly annoying to completely ridiculous depending on the flow of water and how "finished" your basement is. Regardless of the size of the leak, the problem will only get worse: a wet basement is something that you should address immediately. Call 7 days a week for a consultation concerning your basement waterproofing repair problem .In Toronto GTA Etobicoke Mississauga Oakville and Scarborough 905 403-0510
Damage Dampness and musty odors are the beginning. Mildew can quickly damage furnishings. Everything from steel to wood decays quickly in a damp environment. The bumper crops of mold and mildew may aggravate the health of someone with respiratory problems. Termites and other pests thrive in the moist dark spaces of a damp basement.
Oh No. The world abounds with horror stories about problems people have had with the process of waterproofing their basements. Price-gouging, scare tactics, high pressure sales practices, and remedies that don't work are all quite common. This guide will help you understand the issues involved, the tradeoffs involved, and what to watch out for. Don't let fear get in your way.
It won't go away
The most popular response to a wet basement or dampness is to ignore the problem and hope it will go away. Often people dismiss their problem as being the result of one super-duper rain storm., Thinking they might need roof replacement.. Unfortunately, we get those several times a year! It just seems easier to think of the rainstorm as being a once-in-a-lifetime phenomena than it is to face the fact that the basement has problems.
Ignoring the problem for a short period won't be too calamitous if your basement is unfinished and you have stored items up off the floor. On the other hand, when you sell the house, you will have to deal with the wet basement: why not deal with it now and regain the full use of your basement for your remaining years in the house? Besides, in the day-to-day flow of life some of that stuff you have carefully stacked up out of harms way will start settling and shifting and eventually work its way to a place where it can get wet. It may be getting moldy just sitting right where it is.
Most people underestimate the damage that dampness can do to metal, fabric, wood, and other common materials. Water tends to wick up many materials so that things off the floor also get wet. Fabrics, books, wood, and other materials soak up moisture from the air.
If you plan to postpone resolving the problem, get as many possessions as possible out of the basement. What is left in the basement should be a foot or so off the floor. Plastic shelves work well because of their invulnerability to water. Part of the reason you want things so high off the floor is to promote good air circulation, especially at the walls, to minimize mold and mildew. For the same reason, you should spread things out in the basement so that air can flow freely. A de-humidifier and an auxiliary fan can get things dry and keep them that way between episodes of wetness.
While these steps will minimize the damage from the dampness, they are not long-term solutions. The problem usually gets worse and worse. Initially you have a wet basement twice a year, then you have a problem four times and year, then ten times a year. As the situation deteriorates, you will find it a losing battle to get things dried out. If you don't move the things remaining in your basement, you are likely to find them damaged or ruined.
Meanwhile, other less obvious problems are growing. You will inevitably get more mold and mildew, especially distressing to anyone with allergies. The mold and mildew will seek opportunities to spread to bathrooms, kitchens, and other moist parts of the house. Wood beams and supports may rot at a higher rate, becoming increasingly ideal habitats for termites and other pests. Door frames are often the first wooden structures to rot out completely.
The moisture can also undermine your foundation. As water flows through the walls and floor and the soil under and around them, it slowly erodes channels. Over time, these cavities in the soil get larger and allow ever larger amounts of water to pass. Eventually plugging weeping tiles so water can no longer drain properly to the sewers. This in turn accelerates the erosion problem. Left unsolved, it can undermine the foundation, aggravating settling and cracking problems. Sooner or later, you have to have waterproofing done to solve the problem. For most people, sooner makes the most sense.
Condensation Versus Leakage
If you do not have obvious flows of water after each rain but have persistent dampness, your problem may be condensation rather than water leaking through the walls. If dampness seems to be a hot-weather problem, condensation is the likely culprit.
A do-it-yourself test for condensation. If you think condensation might be the problem in your basement, there is a simple test. Securely tape a 10" x 10" piece of plastic wrap onto the basement wall in an area where you have noticed dampness, sealing the edges of the plastic wrap with the tape. Check on the plastic over the next few days. Eventually you will get moisture: if the moisture is on the wall side of the plastic, you've got a leak; if the moisture is on the room side of the plastic, you've got a condensation problem.
Let us show you how we can guarantee you a healthy dry basement at a low cost.
You’ll be pleased to find our protection for basement leaks and basement water
proofing is very affordable.
Upon your request, a trained technician with extensive knowledge in basement waterproofing and foundations leaks will visit you and thoroughly inspect and analyze your water problem, answering any questions you might have about water seepage in your basement and our proposed solution to your problem.
Water always seeks the path of least resistance – meaning finds the easiest path and once determined, will always follow it. That's basement leaks in a nut shell. Water will carve through rocks, steel, basement foundations anything which resists it if given no other path around, under or over it. And it does so by simply rising and using gravity.
Basement leaks not only make life miserable, but they can weaken the foundation of your home. Basement walls should seal out a moderate amount of water, but few will withstand a great deal of water pressure. If the wall leaks only during heavy rains, you may be able to solve the problem by adding extensions to your gutter downspouts to direct rainwater away from the basement walls. You may have weeping tiles that have caved in from pressure over the years. You may find that your yard slopes in a way that causes rain water to flow toward your home. If so, some corrective landscaping may be needed to solve your problem.
For help in diagnosing and curing basement water problems call our office at 905-823-4663 and we will send our professional basement waterproofing and foundation specialist to your home.
For help in diagnosing and curing basement and foundation leaks and water problems, please call us. 905 403-0510
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