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CN2000® is a non-toxic capillary crystalline waterproofing material used as a surface coating.
CN2000® is environmentally-friendly, containing no poison, odour or pollution. It is a permanent, revolutionary waterproofing solution for concrete structures. Waterproof CN2000® is an ISO 9001, GB/T I9001 certified product. CN2000® is targeted at protecting architectural structures, preventing the concrete from being carbonized and the reinforcing steel bars from being rusted and eroded as a result of water intrusion, chloride penetration, corrosion and freezing and thawing, prolonging the useful life of structures and reducing repairs and maintenance costs. CN2000® can be used in the active flow of water, as well as, applied on a damp surface. While traditional techniques treat only the surface of the concrete, are costly and don’t last indefinitely, CN2000® crystalline waterproofing provides a permanent solution.


In the course of developing the waterproof materials, specific technology and science of the nuclear industry was relied upon. The waterproof materials have eka-molecule sieve structure and permeation crystalline effects. The waterproof layer will not only achieve ventilation, have the effect of impermeability to water, but also have high impervious pressure.


The CN2000® cementitious crystalline waterproof mixture prevents leaks and permeation to engineering structures by adhering to the concrete as an integral part of the structure using crystallines to block pores as well as, achieving self-rehabilitation.


There are several methods used to apply CN2000®, including surface trowel coating, brush coating, mechanical spray coating and pressure grouting. All are adaptive to the various waterproof and anti-corrosive products of both above ground and under ground building structures.


Before a waterproofing project is undertaken, we conduct an investigation on-site to obtain sufficient information so that a comprehensive plan to drain, block and prevent the leakage can be developed. In collaboration with you. We recommend the best solution (i.e. method of application and waterproof grading) for your needs.


Some signs of a leaky basement are very obvious and others are not so obvious. Of course the most obvious sign of water leaking is water everywhere or pools of water on the floor! You might also actually hear the water dripping or staring at big ugly brown stains spreading across your walls. Sometimes you can even smell the water particularly if it is tainted by sewage or tainted by pesticides. Sometimes leaky water also has the heavy musky smell of fresh soil as often water leaking through a bad basement foundation will also be carrying a lot of silt with it.

There are also lots of other clues that you have a leaky basement. One sign of a leaky basement that is often just interpreted as aging or fading is the presence of efflorescence. Efflorescence is a deposit of a thin white film on your wall. It is the residue left by water that contains minerals and other effluvia from the soil.
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Dampness is of course a big sign that you have a leaky basement but you should also look for other signs such as rusting nails or metal fixtures, rotting wood near the floor level, rusted metal feet on appliances, lifted floor tiles and peeling paint. All of these signs are not necessarily indicative of big disaster however it is possibly an indication that your home is suffering some kind of leakage during a rainy or wet season.

Sometimes the leaky basement is not due to some sort of vulnerability in your basement foundation. Sometimes it is caused by breaks in your water supply lines or pipes. Even a small seam or crack in a pipe can cause a big pool of water to form on your basement floor. Yet another big culprit is sinks and toilets that constantly drip as the result of a loose joint or loose pipe. Often this type of water collects beneath a cupboard in which the actual plumbing works are concealed.

There is almost always a little bit of leakage around the places where pipes enter the home. This is because of condensation on the pipes forming dew. To prevent this type of water leaking into your house (and first make sure that it is not the pipe itself that is leaking or your efforts will be futile) you can patch it with a waterproof concrete patch. Keep in mind that this will not prevent the water from forming from behind the walls. The only thing that might prevent that is the installation of a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers can be an important tool in your battle against basement moisture and molds but not if the moisture is actually due to water seepage as opposed to water condensation.

There is a very easy way to determine if water on your basement walls is due to condensation or seepage. Simply tape a piece of aluminum foil to your basement wall. After a few days inspect its surfaces. If there is moisture on the inside surface that was touching the wall then you are dealing with a leak. If moisture forms on the aluminum foil side that is facing out from the wall then the problem is condensation and can easily be dealt with by a dehumidifier.

The good news is that condensation is a lot easier to manage than leaking water. Although it is persistent the excess humidity is manageable. Exposure to sunlight and wind can help dry out a basement that is dripping with condensation. It is also a good idea to keep basement windows closed if you live in a climate that is overly humid or that has a heavy rainy season.

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Basement, because of its below grade position, is vulnerable to water seepage. Water intrusion is perhaps the single biggest compaint people voice about foundation walls. Statistics tell us that basement leakage is the most common problem found in houses, over 90% of all basements will leak and suffer damage at one time or another. Some evidence of moisture penetration can be found in almost every house. A house with water problems does not necessarily mean it was poorly constructed. Water can appear in even the most well-built home. Not all basement leakage problems are solvable, but, the majority of leakage problems can be solved by directing surface water away from the building, by regrading around the foundation or/and using downspout extension to force rain water to flow away from the house.

During an inspection, Ontario home inspector examines basement and crawl spaces, looking for clues that indicate a history of basement leaks and looks closely at the area around the house for conditions that can cause water to accumulate around the foundation. Home inspectors recommend preventive measures that the homeowner can take to minimize the chance of water getting to the interior.

Waterproofing companies serving southern Ontario and the Golden horse shoe areas. 905-823-4663. For basement leaks and foundation crack repair. Our main service areas are : Mississauga Oakville Burlington Hamilton Etobicoke Toronto Streetsville North York Niagara Waterdown Milton and More.

 

Unfortunately, wet basements cannot be assessed for their severity, frequency, and inconvenience factor during a one time visit. There may or may not be clues that indicate a history of basement dampness. Visible signs may be concealed by new paint or storage piled against the area. If there has been a dry period before the time of the inspection, signs of past water penetration may not be visible. Even if visible, the clues usually do not give an indication of the severity or frequency.

Whichever route you pursue in combating your basement moisture problems, the first step is in identifying the problem and then, dealing with it. Take the time to educate yourself prior to bringing in a professional for an evaluation and you will profit through a higher quality solution. Always remember that your comfort is important, safety paramount and that quality is priceless.

A wet basement damages floors, walls or valuables. Few basement drain problems are more more frustrating than dealing with basements or cellars leaking. Finding leak sources and fixing these problems is our specialty.

Waterproofing contractors  serving southern Ontario and the Golden horse shoe areas. 905-823-4663. For basement leaks and foundation crack repair. Our main service areas are : Mississauga Oakville Burlington Hamilton Etobicoke Toronto Streetsville North York Niagara Waterdown Milton and More.
Do an exterior wall check for surface water next to foundation walls. Water overflowing your rain gutters often runs down house foundations, eroding soil or leaking into basements. Here are some things to look for:

Overflowing rain gutters, blocked with leaves or debris.
Not enough gutter downspouts on the house, water overflowing from too much volume.
Water down spouts discharging right next to house walls, not extended far enough away.
Ground around houses should slope away from foundation walls.

 No obvious surface water leaks mean that sources are groundwater under hydrostatic pressure. If external ground water level is above basement floor level, basements act like a boat in a lake, where moisture will force its way in through any crack or weak point. Groundwater hydrostatic pressure forces seepage in, even with a hairline crack.

Symptoms are weeping cracks or leaks in multiple locations.

 

Having standing water or leakage problems in a basement is one of the main contributors to mold and mildew growth in a home. In addition, foundation cracks can cause issues with settling, creating drywall cracks in a home's upper levels. Furthermore, cracks and holes in the foundation can be an open invitation for mice and other unwanted visitors. The only way to stop leaking issues in your basement is to patch the cracked and leaky areas


If the leaks happen to be behind wall studs, they'll have to be removed. Chances are at least one leak will be directly behind a stud. Murphy's Law in action. But don't despair. It could be worse. I was once faced with a rod hole leak behind the house's fuse box. That one had to be taken care of from the outside. Not much fun in cold, rainy weather.
 

A thorough visual inspection of the basement walls and basement floor will usual reveal whether water is leaking into your basement, especially after a heavy rain.

If the exterior drain gets clogged and hydrostatic pressure builds up against your basement wall, water may leak through the joint between the floor and the wall.

In addition, if you basement wall is made of clay tiles the mortar joints can get loose and water leaks through. For stone wall, water may leak through the joints between the stones. Block walls may also leak at the mortar joints and sometimes the block itself can crack and allow water to leak through. Likewise, concrete basement walls may crack.

In extreme cases, exterior excavation will be required to waterproof the foundation from the outside. Some companies may inject special crack filling grouts around the outside of your foundation and will apply waterproof paint or hydraulic cement on the inside wall.

 

Waterproofing services  serving southern Ontario and the Golden horse shoe areas. 905-823-4663. For basement leaks and foundation crack repair. Our main service areas are : Mississauga Oakville Burlington Hamilton Etobicoke Toronto Streetsville North York Niagara Waterdown Milton and More.

Water supply seeping through concrete since it is naturally porous, is due to faulty basement waterproofing and can cause a damp basement. Are there signs of mold or mold damage in your home in the lower levels? A pour down spout that became disconnected after the inspection can cause water in the basement. Basements are closed areas so they are prone to high humidity conditions that lead to dampness and flooding. Basement remodeling starts with reliable cellar waterproofing. once you choose the wrong company to do it they could make quite a mess. There are plain methods used to manage gutter water and keep it away from the ground cellar. Chronic basement dampness can increase the potential for structural rot and wood boring insect infestation. Beware that it shall take weeks or months for a house to completely waterless out. Check your gutters and make sure you're not taking on water.

 Does your family suffer from mold-based allergies? every year thousands of homeowners who have basement waterproofing systems will flood anyway. For instance you will find 1/2 horsepower sump pumps that can pump 3000 gallons per hour.
Waterproofing companies serving southern Ontario and the Golden horse shoe areas. 905-823-4663. For basement leaks and foundation crack repair. Our main service areas are : Mississauga Oakville Burlington Hamilton Etobicoke Toronto Streetsville North York Niagara Waterdown Milton and More.

Basement leaks are a pain in the rear! They can cause all sorts of problems, such as mold, mildew and rotting wood.

If you have valuable things stored in your basement, or if it is an extended living area, the things that you have can be ruined due to basement leaks. If you’re not sure whether your basement is leaky or not, there are a few things you can do to find out and make sure that you are not at risk.

Before you begin your basement remodeling project you'll want to make sure your basement does not leak! Any sign of moisture, dampness, or water is a sure sign you have a leak you'll want to repair before you begin to finish your basement.

If you live in an area with a rainy season, or seasonal snow melt in the spring, it's a good idea to do a careful inspection during the dampest time just to be sure.

NOTE: If you have horizontal cracks running around your basement they may indicate a serious problem with the foundation! Be sure to have your basement inspected by someone who's qualified to determine if any foundation repair is necessary before you continue!

At its least, a wet leaky basement is unsightly. This is wasted space and decreased value. Basement leaks can also lead to very substantial problems. Left unresolved, basement wetness can erode and destabilize your foundation, lead to rotting wood structural members and ruin carpets and paneling. Basement moisture also results in the growth of mold. In addition to the unpleasant odors associated with the presence of mold, some varieties of mold such as stachyobors cause serious health problems. It is vital to watch for the warning signs of basement leaks and address them in the early stages.
 

More warning signs

DAMP WALLS AND FLOORS
WET INSULATION
EFFLORESCENCE
DRY ROT
MUSTY AROMAS
WARPED PANELING
PEELING PAINT
CONDENSATION
MOISTURE DAMAGED FINISHES

The best basement waterproofing solution is to eliminate all traces of water and moisture from entering the basement so as to provide a dry living space free from dampness and humidity. Allowing flowing water to enter the basement causes excess humidity, fungus, mold, musty smell, cracking and settling in the foundation walls!

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Our basement was dry for over 5 years then one day it began to leak. How did this happen?
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Waterproofing basement company serving southern Ontario and the Golden horse shoe areas. 905-823-4663. For basement leaks and foundation crack repair. Our main service areas are : Mississauga Oakville Burlington Hamilton Etobicoke Toronto Streetsville North York Niagara Waterdown Milton and More.
When searching for a new home, looking for indications of water in the basement is about as common as kicking the tires of a used car -- everybody does it, but few have any idea what they are really looking for, or why.

A wet basement can be more of a problem than simply the loss of usable utility space. For the typical wood frame home, chronic basement dampness can increase the potential for structural rot and wood boring insect infestation. The potential impact of a wet basement is even greater in many newer homes where lower air infiltration rates (or "inadvertent ventilation") increases the time exposure of the structural framing to moisture. Moreover, many newer framing materials, such as plywood truss joists, have a much lower resistance to a moisture-induced loss of strength.
 

Basement waterproofing companies serving southern Ontario and the Golden horse shoe areas. 905-823-4663. For basement leaks and foundation crack repair. Our main service areas are : Mississauga Oakville Burlington Hamilton Etobicoke Toronto Streetsville North York Niagara Waterdown Milton and More.

Signs of a problem:

Mold and/or Mildew
Musty Odors
Damp Spots on Walls
White Chalky Substance on Walls

Sign of possible structural deterioration

Cracked Walls
Peeling Paint
Rust on Appliances or Furniture
Dry Rot
Warped Paneling

Are there any pools of water on the floor or damp spots on the walls' a wet basement may only be wet during periods of heavy rain. If you choose a site where water does not naturally drain to there are several solutions available.


What causes a leaking basement?

Water can seep into your basement through cracks in the walls or floor, but there are plenty of other places it can break through. Look for weak spots around your basement, such as mortar joints (spaces between bricks or concrete blocks) tie rods that reinforce masonry, the junctures where the walls meet the floor (known as a “cove joint”), the top of your home’s foundation, or window wells. Water can also come from leaky plumbing.

Cracks in concrete slabs, corners, and joints can be repaired with our crack repair system. Depending on the objects and installation schedule an exterior drainage system promptly be used. Depending on your problems you could spend thousands of dollars to have your basement waterproofed. Each year thousands of homeowners needlessly lose thousands of dollars when selling their home owing to leaking basements. Each year thousands of homeowners who have basement water control systems will flood anyway because they are incorrectly installed.

If you need more information on basement waterproofing in these areas below call 1888-301-3337. 905 403-0545 for a free estimate.

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