Categorized as: Waterproofing Methods

Dealing with a Wet Basement

In order to fix the problem of a wet basement, a homeowner will have to take several steps to avoid further problems. The first step is to find the source of the water. A person can get water in their basement from many different sources. It could be a leaky pipe. The homeowner should check any of the […]

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