Basement Waterproofing Oshawa

Our work experience that spans over 30 years endears our team of experts as the best option for diagnosis of all types of water leakage issues and the provision of quality repair services for wet basements in any type of building.

Basement Waterproofing Oshawa

Our work experience that spans over 30 years endears our team of experts as the best option for diagnosis of all types of water leakage issues and the provision of quality repair services for wet basements in any type of building.

Diagnosing Leaky Wet Basements

Most wet basements are as a result of floodwaters, rainwater or water from melted snow finding its way through cracks and other openings on the foundation structure of the house.

When dealing with water penetration issues in your basement, always remember that water molecules are more likely to be absorbed by the building materials instead of remaining as water puddles on the floor of the basement.

The work of a professional waterproofing expert is to help you address possible water penetration issues by pinning down the origin of the water leakage and providing you with the best solutions and techniques to repair this defect.

Contact the StayDry Pro’s in Oshawa

Waterproofing Contractor in Oshawa

Located on the shoreline of Lake Ontario, Oshawa is an Ontario city. It’s around 60 km east of Toronto’s downtown area in Southern Ontario. It’s often seen as the Golden Horseshoe and the GTA’s eastern anchor. It’s Durham’s largest municipality.

For many years, Stay Dry has been the leading service provider for all types of waterproofing needs for residents living in Oshawa. Call us today and allow us to provide you with premium and quality finishing with guaranteed long-term durability for waterproofing needs your house. Our services have stood the test of time because we rely on materials of the highest quality to fix waterproofing issues and wet basements in the building.

Two Main Methods of Waterproofing Leaky Basements

Exterior Waterproofing is usually the best point to begin when addressing water leakage issues in your property. For the best results, the idea is to have Exterior Waterproofing used in conjunction with Interior Waterproofing. This is because water leaks can cause great damage to the house and it is vital to keep all external water away from seeping into the property.

Exterior Waterproofing

We begin by excavating the soil around the house to expose the external walls of the foundation. An exposed foundation is the best approach to enable our team of specialists to identify the presence of any cracks or any forms of structural disintegration.

In case of any cracks, we will set a seal on the openings using quality waterproofing membranes like Aqua Block or Blue Skin to completely close the opening or cracks.

We also rely on our extensive professional knowledge to install highly useful drainage systems made of dimple boards and weeping tiles. A dimple board is a tough, long-lasting membrane that prevents moisture from passing through and reduces hydrostatic pressure by channeling water away from the foundation.

The weeping tile, which is a porous pipe around the external foundation, will redirect the water from the property to a sump pit. Additionally, we will test the system to ensure it is functioning as intended before commissioning the installation.

External waterproofing services are likely to unsettle the soil around the house. Notwithstanding, external waterproofing provides the best and most conclusive way of identifying cracks, openings and conditions that allow water to pass into the property.

Interior Waterproofing

Internal waterproofing services are a vital intervention to stop the problem of water seepage into the basement of your property. Internal waterproofing services are important whether or not you can access the external walls of your property.

Noteworthy, the best approach to ensure that no water seeps into the basement is to use interior waterproofing services together with exterior waterproofing systems.

During interior waterproofing, we install sump pumps that collect and channel water to designated areas thus keeping the basement areas dry. Additionally, you will want to install a backup battery system to ensure your basement remains water-free and accessible during power outages.

Systems for interior drainage are installed along the interior walls and the foundation of the house and are ideal to homes that experience frequent wet basements or properties located in areas with high water tables like lakes.

Waterproofing FAQ’s

Why Should I Get My Basement Waterproofed?

In the short term, wet basements might seem like a small issue. However, in the long term wet basements lead to larger problems for the whole housing structure. This is because the high moisture levels from a wet basement compromise the structural integrity of the house causing catastrophic failure of the housing components.

A wet basement will also cause the growth of toxic black mold! A leaky basement will not only increase the probability of black mold occurring but also cause significant loss of property value. In essence, waterproofing directly translates to a higher property value for your house.

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

Wet basements are a common occurrence for houses situated in low-level altitudes such as the bottom of hill or slopes. Also, wet basements may occur if the foundation structure of the house was made of poorly-mixed concrete ratios.

Also, construction and developments of new housing elements such as swimming pools will easily create wet basements and mold problems if the foundation lacks proper waterproofing measures.

What Steps Can I Take to Keep My Basement Dry?

To avoid a wet basement, you will have to keep all water away from the foundation of the house. One of the ways of achieving this is ensuring the ground next to the house slopes away from the building to avoid an accumulation of water at the base of the house.

You should also ensure that no plants are hindering solar heat energy from drying up the soil around the foundation of the house.

You can also install rain gutters and drainpipes and keep them clean and clog-free to efficiently drain water runoff from the roof away from the base of the house. For even better outcomes, you can channel roof runoff to collect on gutters located underground.

You must also keep the windows of the house covered properly so that they do not collect water.

How Much Does Basement Waterproofing Cost in Oshawa?

The cost of waterproofing varies depending on the scope of service works to be carried out. For solutions such as the installation of French Drains, the cost is dependent on the number of feet to be covered by the works.

Additionally, installation of features such as backup pumps, humidifiers and other appliances will influence the cost of waterproofing the basement.

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

Sump pumps run on the electric current which is susceptible to outages or interruptions. From our experience, clients are glad to have a battery backup in place when heavy rainstorms cut off the power supply to the pump.

For added protection, we recommend that you acquire a marine battery. A marine battery is an efficient power supply and comes as an addition to the primary pump. With this pump, clients are covered suitably because, in the event of power failure, the marine pump will serve the purpose well until power is brought back to the primary pump.

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