Categorized as: Waterproofing Methods

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. […]

Sump Pump – why it fails?

The sump pump is an integral part of a standard basement waterproofing system. It is the part that conveys water from the sump pit in your basement to the exterior. A failing sump pump can happen at any time, and when it does, many homeowners don’t realize there is a problem until the basement floods. […]

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 […]

Internal drainage system (Internal waterproofing)

Foundation interior drainage systems are one of the most important aspects of residential construction. Because these systems are buried and cannot be easily modified or corrected, it is vitally important that they are installed correctly. Foundation drainage systems, which are installed properly, can serve a dual role. Foundation drain tile system

Underpinning

In construction, underpinning is the process of strengthening and stabilizing the foundation of an existing building or other structure, or most commonly done for the purpose of basement lowering thereby creating additional height. Creating basement space under existing structure also requires underpinning after excavation. Basement foundation unde