Waterproofing your foundation is critical to protecting your property.
A damp or waterlogged foundation can seriously compromise the structural integrity of your home or office building. Water is the primary cause of most foundation problems, and foundation waterproofing is a critical aspect of building maintenance. Identification of the source of the moisture is important to avoid future flooding, and the high cost of repairs that can result. If you are building a new home or doing renovations, have your foundations inspected and implement foundation waterproofing at the outset. Only when your foundation is completely waterproofed can you be certain that you are will not face expensive problems, saving you a significant amount of work and expense in the long term.
Why Waterproof Your Foundation?
Many property owners try to cut costs by performing damp proofing of their basements, in the hope that this will resolve foundation problems. However, good foundation repair contractors are aware of the difference in efficacy between basic damp proofing and the real task of waterproofing a foundation to ensure its long-term stability and support. The only way to ensure a dry, comfortable basement and solid building support is to do the foundation work correctly in the first place. Our qualified plumbers at ADP Toronto Plumbing can advise you on the best foundation waterproofing solution for your situation.
Types of Foundation Work
Waterproofing solutions are available in several different forms. One method is the installation of a waterproofing membrane, which sheds water from the foundation by forming an impenetrable, rubberized skirt around the building. Coating the interior of foundation walls with tar or waterproof emulsion helps, particularly when accompanied by weeping tiles that carry the water away from the foundation. Another form of foundation work is the building of a drainage space beneath the foundation, equipped with a sump pump to keep the area free of moisture. Spray-on applications of polymer waterproofing solutions offer seamless protection, preventing moisture from penetrating the foundation.
Benefits of a Waterproof Foundation
With your foundation secure from leaks and flood damage, you can enjoy your basement and use it as an extension of your living space. A waterproof foundation reduces the quantities of moisture in the basement, which also helps to eliminate odours and some of the mould-based allergens that cause health hazards. A dry basement feels warm in winter and cool in summer, without the humid atmosphere of a room that is damp. The foundation work required to achieve this is minimal compared with the advantages of knowing your basement and foundation is water-free. ADP Toronto Plumbing can help you make the most of your basement area by attending to all your plumbing needs. Don’t wait until it’s too late – call us today for a foundation inspection and for all of your foundation waterproofing needs.