Basement Waterproofing Markham

Our expansive work experience of over 30 years enables us our devoted team of professionals to deliver cutting edge diagnosis for all types of water leakage in your building and to provide guaranteed solutions for wet basements.

Basement Waterproofing Markham

Our expansive work experience of over 30 years enables us our devoted team of professionals to deliver cutting edge diagnosis for all types of water leakage in your building and to provide guaranteed solutions for wet basements.

Diagnosing Leaky Wet Basements

Wet basements are commonly caused by infiltration of water from heavy rains, floods, or melted snow through cracks or openings on the foundation structure. To correctly establish the root cause of a wet basement in your house, one must remember that water molecules will be absorbed by most construction materials rather than remain as puddles on the floor.

In some cases, the cause of a wet basement in your house is not immediately obvious to the homeowner. This is where a professional comes in to help. It is best to call us in to provide an analysis of the water penetration system, pin down the exact cause of water leakage and also advise you on how to conclusively address that problem.

Contact the StayDry Pro’s in Markham

Waterproofing Contractor in Markham, ON

Located in Southern Ontario, the city of Markham is a part of the Regional Municipality of York. It’s northeast of Toronto’s downtown area, around 30 km away. It’s the 16th largest city in Canada, the fourth largest city in the GTA, and the York Region’s largest city.

Stay Dry Waterproofing is the most trusted provider for quality waterproofing services for residents of Markham. Call us today for premium and quality finishing designed to offer guaranteed long-term durability to your property.

We rely only on high-quality materials and technique to ensure all problems triggering wet basements in your home are comprehensively and conclusively taken care of.

Two Main Methods of Waterproofing Leaky Basements

It is always advisable to first employ Exterior Waterproofing before you can even establish the source of water leakage issues in your property. The implication is that Interior Waterproofing is accompanied by Exterior Waterproofing for successful results.

The damage occasioned by water leakage can be extremely detrimental to the house. This is why it is important to ensure the external walls of the property are free from any leaks or water accumulation around the foundation of the building. Remember that all water that accumulates around the house will eventually seep into the property.

Exterior Waterproofing

We begin by excavating the soil around the house to expose the walls of the foundation structure. An exposed structure allows our team of experts to thoroughly scan for the presence of any cracks or dilapidations of whatever sort on the foundation.

Thereafter, we use quality waterproofing membranes like Aqua Block or Blue Skin to seal the areas with cracks/openings on the foundation and install highly-efficient drainage system made of dimple boards and drain tiles. Upon installation, we will test the drainage system to make certain it is performing as intended.

External waterproofing is a bit complex because it involves the unsettling of soil around the house. Nonetheless, external waterproofing provides the best method of proper identification of all water penetration issues, presence of cracks and other openings that can let in water into the basement.

Interior Waterproofing

Even when you cannot access the external walls of the foundation for one reason or another, internal waterproofing services will be vital in dealing with that continual water seeping problem into your basement. Nonetheless, remember that internal waterproofing services are more effective when done together with exterior waterproofing systems.

Interior waterproofing involves the installation of sump pumps to collect and divert water that otherwise will flood the basement. Sump pumps are effective because they channel away from the water to another less-problematic destination such as municipal drains or dry wells and avert the occurrence of wet basements.

Additionally, part of our internal waterproofing services involves the installation of a battery backup system so that the basement area remains accessible and well-light in case of power outages.

The internal drainage systems are installed on and supported along the internal walls of the foundation of the house. The efficacy of internal waterproofing has made it a popular solution for home/properties that suffer from frequent wet basements or for properties located near high water tables such as lakes.

Waterproofing FAQ’s

Why Do I Need To Do My Basement Waterproofing For My Property?

It is easy to think a wet basement is a minor issue. However, in most cases, a wet basement leads to grave issues in the long run including a weakened housing structure. A wet basement will attract toxic mold or highly compromise the strength of the foundation of the house. A weak housing foundation compromises the entire structural integrity of the building.

In case of a wet basement, all items stored in the area will get soaked and increase the probability of black mold occurring. At the end of the day, a wet basement causes a huge loss in property value. Waterproofing the basement will preserve house value and give you the homeowner peace of mind.

Please visit our basement waterproofing page to find more benefits of waterproofing your basement.

Why Do I Have a Wet Basement/Mold Issues in My House?

Wet basements are a common occurrence for housing developments located on low-level areas such as bases of hills or slopes.

Additionally, wet basements can be caused by poor drainage systems around the house or when a house foundation is made with poorly-mixed concrete ratios. At the same time, construction of new structures close to the house such as swimming pools can easily lead to a wet basement and mold problems in the house.

What Steps Can I Take to Keep My Basement Dry?

You will have to keep all water away from the basement if you want to avoid a wet basement in your home. Here are some of the ways to help you achieve this:

  • Ensure that all ground near the house slopes away from the base of the building. You must also remove all plants that will hinder solar heat from drying the soil around the base of the house.
  • You can also install rain gutters and drain pipes to divert water runoff from the roof and drain it away from the housing foundation. For better outcomes, you can channel water from gutters underground. Expert advice is that you have to keep your windows covered well to avoid water collection.
How Much Does Basement Waterproofing Cost in Markham?

The cost of basement waterproofing varies depending on the nature and scope of the service solution offered.

Some waterproofing services that involve is the installation of standard systems such as French Drains are charged largely based on the number of feet to be covered.

Additionally, the cost of basement waterproofing will be affected by the nature and number of installations on the space such as backup pumps, dehumidifiers and other features to fixed to improve the basement areas.

Why Should I Get a Battery Backup for My Drainage System?

This is because sump pumps use electric power to remove water and avert the accumulation of water in the basement. A backup battery is important because electric power is prone to outage or interruption, especially during a heavy rainstorm. From our experience, many of our clients are very pleased they chose to install a backup battery.

The best and most recommended backup battery is the marine battery. The marine battery is an efficient power supply to the pump and comes as an addition to the primary pump. With a marine pump, the house occupier is fully covered because in case of power interruption it will perform the role of the main pump until power is reestablished to the primary pump.

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