Basements can often get damaged by water in case of rains and water logging on the surface. The best way to protect this part of your house from water damage is to go for waterproofing of basements. AFB offers basement waterproofing in the Greater Toronto Area so that home owners can protect their home’s basements from all kinds of water damage. Moisture, mildew and water seepage from the house can be highly detrimental to the integrity and looks of the basement, but with help of professionals from AFB, you can make your basement free from all these problems of water damage.
By using advanced techniques and modern equipment, we make sure that the basement is completely protected from all kinds of water damage. We have years of experience when it comes to basement waterproofing and we have worked successfully on a large number of basements with complete satisfaction of the home owners. When you hire our services, our basement waterproofing professionals will visit your home and check the basemen for present water damage (if any) and scope for water damage from different sources in the house or outside it. Once this scope is formulated, you’ll get a quote regarding the cost of basement waterproofing. In Toronto, AFB is known as one of the most skilled and trusted providers of basement remodeling and waterproofing. We use the best materials for all kinds of waterproofing tasks and make sure that all the fitting are perfect to prevent water damage for years to come. Along with protecting the basement from water damage, our methods of basement waterproofing in Toronto also add to the look of the basement by providing a cohesive and uniform design all over. Get in touch with us today for all your basement waterproofing needs and requirements and we’ll provide you the best waterproofing solutions.
Common Waterproofing Solutions
Our most common basement waterproofing options are 1) Total Excavation, 2) Interior Drainage Systems, and 3) Multi-Step Systems.
Interior Waterproofing Systems
Inside drains may be used to waterproof from the inside of the basement. Typically, this involves opening the floor around the perimeter of the basement, digging a trench, and installing pipe and gravel around the footer. The contractor also installs ‘weep-holes’ small, one-half- to three-quarter-inch holes in each block cavity, to release any water that may be trapped. The holes are covered with a plastic molding or styrene panel before the floor is re-concreted.
Multi-Step Waterproofing Systems
Outside walls are opened by hand, and inspected for cracks that could allow water, bugs, dirt and pollutants in. These cracks are dug and sealed. A sub-surface drain is installed to stop any casual surface water from running down the wall and into the basement area, surrounded by gravel, and the dirt is replaced. All above grade cracks are sealed, along with windows.
Inside, all wall cracks are sealed to make the walls structurally sound. An inspection trench is opened, and the footers are inspected, and reinforced where necessary. A sub-floor drainage system is installed, and the concrete floor that was removed is replaced. A perforated plastic crock is installed and packed in gravel with safety lid. A pressure relief system is installed to effectively lower the water beneath the floor.
Total Excavation – Exterior System
Excavation consists of digging out all the dirt that sits by the walls down to footer level; replacing the footer tiles, sealing the walls, covering that with gravel and backfilling with soil to grade level.
A backhoe is used to dig around the outside of the home’s foundation all the way down to the footing. After the wall is completely exposed, the original footer tiles are checked and, if needed, replaced. The wall is then sealed with waterproofing materials, such as tar and plastic. Gravel is poured over the pipe and the dirt is replaced in the hole.
Areas where water can enter your basement
Advanced Finished Basements offers all types of Foundation Repair and Waterproofing Solutions for smells and dampness, bowing and cracking walls and water issues. Contact us today for a Free Consultation and Estimate 416-543-0927