Categorized as: Basement Repair

Waterproofing in Winter

It is often asked if basement waterproofing can be done in Winter? Some may be tempted to leave their waterproofing for Spring considering the harsh Canadian winters. But putting of waterproofing until later on, in hindsight may not be such a good idea as it can cause more damage to the foundation of your home. […]

Urethane Injection

Urethane is an expanding, flexible sealant that uses water as a catalyst to form an impassable or dense seal to fill a crack all the way through to the outside. Waterproofing companies inject wall cracks in poured concrete foundations all the time as it is an effective and long lasting solution that can be done […]

Leaks – Why basements leaks in Winter?

Basements can leak water throughout the year whether moisture present is from rain or snow. During the winter months, basements radiate heat out into the surrounding soil, usually about 8 inches away from the foundation. This heat melts the frozen soil around the basement creating a pocket of moisture similar to a puddle. The water […]

White Mold

White mold growth, while a common problem in residential homes, does not receive the same attention as black mold. White mold growth also provides an additional challenge because it is often confused with efflorescence, a crystalline growth structure found on concrete and masonry surfaces.  Efflorescence occurs when water moves through a masonry s

Molds

Molds are fungi and are found in virtually every environment and can be detected, indoors and outdoors, year round. Molds grow best in warm, damp, dimly lit and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores. Indoors they can be found where humidity levels are high, such as basements, bathrooms, crawl spaces and attics. […]