Basement and Foundation Waterproofing - Templar Services
When it comes to vulnerable spots in your home, your basement and foundation are near the top of the list. Even if your home was built using the highest quality building materials, your basement and your home’s foundation could be affected by factors such as extreme temperatures, shifting soil, or heavy rainfall.
When the soil becomes more saturated around the foundation of your home, the moisture within will push against the foundation’s concrete, leading to damage and increasing the likelihood of leaks. Waterproofing your basement and foundation can ensure your home is properly protected, allowing you to take precautions against potential damage.
Potential Problems Caused by Foundation Leaks
The pressure caused by the buildup of moisture in the surrounding soil can result in the development of cracks in your foundation. Moisture and water can leak through these cracks into your home. Not only will your foundation experience even more damage, but your basement will become more vulnerable to mould and fungus growth, which can affect your household’s health.
Our Basement and Foundation Waterproofing Services
Because the humidity levels will increase in your basement if there are leaks in your foundation, our team will tackle the source of the problem by finding and repairing them. If there are issues with water infiltration, we will find the best solution. We can control the humidity levels in your basement by addressing these problems, thereby preventing potential water damage and mould growth.
To waterproof your basement, we will perform a thorough inspection to identify interior and exterior issues that allow moisture or water to enter your home.
If there are leaks causing water or moisture to penetrate your foundation, we will inspect the exterior. We will do this by excavating the ground around your home so that we can carefully inspect every inch of your concrete footings and walls for damage. It’s a time-consuming and sometimes costly process, but this will allow us to make permanent repairs to any cracks or vulnerable spots that we find.
Of course, we understand that not all homeowners want this type of disruption to their yard and landscaping. If exterior waterproofing is not something you are willing to undergo, we can perform interior waterproofing instead.
Window Well Waterproofing
If your home has below-grade windows, they likely have window wells that protect your basement against heavy rain. Properly installed window wells have drains at the bottom that are attached to a weeping tile system. This system helps move water away from the foundation.
However, if the window wells are damaged or deteriorated, they can let water seep into your basement through the windows. We will inspect your window wells and make any necessary repairs to ensure they are properly waterproofed.
When performing an interior waterproofing service, we will identify where water and moisture are entering your basement. We will then install a new drainage system, which may consist of new drains, pipes, and a sump pump system, to help eliminate water and moisture that has already entered your basement and prevent it from returning.
Waterproof Your Foundation and Basement Today
Even the most well-constructed and watertight foundation will experience wear and tear over time, thereby making it more vulnerable to leaks and water damage. At Templar, we can inspect your home’s foundation and basement and provide safe, environmentally friendly solutions for any moisture and leak problems we discover. Call 416-209-4857 today to schedule your inspection and waterproof your home.
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