Basement Waterproofing Vaughan

Our experience of over 30 years recommends us as your best solution for a quick, effective and accurate diagnosis of any type of water leakage in your home, as well as for effective and durable repairs to your wet basement.

Basement Waterproofing Vaughan

Our experience of over 30 years recommends us as your best solution for a quick, effective and accurate diagnosis of any type of water leakage in your home, as well as for effective and durable repairs to your wet basement.

Diagnosing Leaky Wet Basements

Water from flooding, heavy rain and fast-melting snow are among the most frequent causes of wet basements. Water can insidiously sneak through the tiniest cracks in your house foundation, causing your basement to be wet. However, there are other possible causes of wet basements, so diagnosing such problems is rather a job for experts. Keep in mind that a wet basement doesn’t necessarily mean that there are water puddles all over the floor. The walls may absorb water molecules, as well. Basement waterproofing professionals have the skills and the tools required to analyze the water penetration system, to identify the source of your problems and to recommend you the best solutions.

Contact the StayDry Pro’s in Vaughan

Waterproofing Contractor in Vaughan, ON

Located in Ontario, the city of Vaughan is slightly north of Toronto. It’s a part of the Regional Municipality of York. From 1996 to 2006, it had a faster growth rate than any other municipality in Canada. The population when up by 80.2% across this decade. Today, it’s Canada’s 17th-largest city, and is the fifth-largest city in the GTA.

If you are a [[CITY NAME]] resident currently in need for a top waterproofing service provider, Stay Dry Waterproofing is the company to reach out to right away. We guarantee that by choosing us you’ll benefit from a high-quality premium finish designed with durability in mind. We only use the highest quality materials and techniques to ensure that you won’t have to put up with a wet basement ever again.

Two Main Methods of Waterproofing Leaky Basements

The process of identifying water leakage issues in your basement should start with Exterior Waterproofing. Your choice of exterior waterproofing solutions will determine the right Interior Waterproofing measures. Water leaks can wreak havoc on your property and it is therefore essential to prevent them in the first place by performing regular inspections to your exterior walls and by addressing all issues as early as possible. This is the best way to prevent such leaks from accumulating around the foundation your house before finding their way into your basement.

Exterior Waterproofing

Briefly put, we expose the foundation by excavating all around the exterior walls of your house. Next, our technicians inspect the foundation to detect any cracks or signs of dilapidation. Should we find such issues, we use a waterproof membrane to seal all these problem areas. Our top choices are Blue Skin and Aqua Block. The next step is to install an effective drainage system made from dimple board and weeping tiles. Before calling it a day, our technicians will thoroughly test the system to make sure that it is 100% functional and effective. Even though this method of exterior waterproofing is quite intrusive, it is the best way to assess the condition of your foundation and to find cracks and any other damage that can allow water to permeate into your basement.

Interior Waterproofing

If you have to deal with frequent problems of water penetrating into your basement, you probably need interior waterproofing services. Also, if for various reasons you can’t excavate around the exterior walls of your property, you should definitely carry out interior waterproofing.

When interior and exterior waterproofing are used together, the result is a water-free basement. Interior waterproofing usually involves the installation of sump wells that collect and pump out water, thus keeping your basement dry. Such devices also require a battery backup system to take over is the event of a power outage.

Oftentimes, interior water drainage equipment is installed alongside the interior walls and the foundation. Houses that are surrounded by lakes or other high water tables could benefit heaps from interior waterproofing.

Waterproofing FAQ’s

Why Should I Bother Getting My Basement Waterproofed?

Even though a wet basement may seem like something you can safely overlook, over time it may lead to much bigger issues. The high moisture levels in a wet basement may end up affecting the very structure of your house. In addition, high moisture is the ideal environment for the black mold, one of the biggest health hazards of all.

If there are leaks in your basement, chances are some of your belongings get soaked and develop black mold. To increase the market value of your home and to make sure you don’t expose your family to health hazards, you should consider waterproofing your basement. If you want to discover even more benefits, consider visiting our basement waterproofing page.

Why Is My Basement Wet / Why Do I Have Mold Issues In My Home?

Houses that are built at the bottom of hills or in other such low-level areas are prone to suffering from wet basements. Other possible causes of wet basements include poor drainage systems and insufficiently mixed concrete foundations. Building a swimming pool too close to the exterior walls of your house may also trigger wet basement issues.

What Should I Do To Keep My Basement Dry?

The best method to ensure your basement is always dry is to keep water away from your building foundation. There are a few easy steps to take to achieve this goal. To start with, check that the ground around you house slopes way from the walls. Furthermore, keep the are around your walls free from plants that might prevent the sun from drying the soil. Install gutters and check them at regular intervals to ensure they are clean so that they can drain rain water away from the house foundation. Piping water from your gutters underground is an excellent way to prevent it from seeping into your basement. Also, you may want to cover your windows properly to prevent them from collecting water.

How Much Should I Expect To Pay For Waterproofing My Basement?

The cost of basement waterproofing depends on the solution you choose. The cost of installing French Drains or other such standard systems will depend on the length of these systems. The installation of dehumidifiers, backup pumps and other devices will add to the total cost of waterproofing your basement.

Why Should I Buy A Battery Backup For My Waterproofing System?

If your pump relies on electricity to work, you should have a battery backup in place. In our experience, strong rainstorms may cut off your power supply and make your pump stop just when you need it most. For full protection, consider getting a marine battery. This is the best choice, because this battery comes as an added feature to your main pump. This should have you fully covered in the event of a power outage.