Basements are generally an important part of your home, whether you have a finished basement that you use to entertain yourself or it serves as a laundry room and storage area. Therefore, keeping it safe from water damage is of utmost importance. Most homeowners in the GTA are not aware of basement waterproofing methods to protect their homes from water damage, bug infestation, mold, and other issues that result from basement flooding.
We are going to highlight the top 3 methods for basement waterproofing Toronto help protect your home. It is best to hire a professional plumber to do the job to save yourself costly repairs in the future.
Top Reasons to Waterproof Your Basement
Following are some of the most common reasons why it is necessary to waterproof your basement.
- Cracks in the walls or foundation of your basement
- Damaged or improper drainage systems
- Gutters that have been installed improperly or poorly maintained
These issues could lead to such problems as mold or mildew growth, severe water damage, and even damage to the foundation of your home. It is best to make sure that your basement is properly waterproofed to prevent any of these issues.
Basement Waterproofing Methods
Following are the 3 most common methods of basement waterproofing. Consult your plumber for basement waterproofing cost in your area.
Interior Basement Waterproofing
This type of basement waterproofing is ideal at protecting your basement from groundwater. A professional plumber will install an interior footer drain around the footer in a trench that will allow the drain to move the water down to the point of drainage. Typically, the plumber will install a sump pump to ensure a good flow. Once the sump pump is installed, the drainage system will be first covered with gravel and then cemented.
Exterior Basement Waterproofing
This method will protect your basement from surface water. The plumber will excavate the basement foundation and inspect and repair any cracks, weak spots, or other similar damages in the basement walls. Next, a sealer will be applied and a dimpled membrane will be wrapped around the foundation of the basement. Then, the new footer drain will be installed. They will finish off the job by coring it with gravel and soil. The final step is to ensure that the system drains away from the home.
This method is a combination of the above-mentioned basement waterproofing methods. This type of waterproofing is ideal for those homes in which the basement has no outdoor access. Moreover, it is the best option if you experience issues with both surface water and groundwater.
Contact DrainCom to have your basement waterproofed by a professional. We will meet with you in your home to assess your basement to see which of the basement waterproofing methods will best to protect your home from water damage. Call us today for a free quote as well as advice on waterproofing your home.