Find Out the Best Waterproofing Method and Factors Affecting the Choice
July 12th, 2023
Water leakage and seepage can be a real problem for your house. And if neglected it can damage your house beyond repair. Hence, you must ensure that water doesn’t leak or seep into your house. The best way to keep water away from your house is to waterproof it. Waterproofing includes applying chemical solutions to the walls, floors, and other spaces in your house to prevent the entry of water. For example, wet basement waterproofing ensures water doesn’t enter the house basement thus protecting the space and your personal belongings.
Once you decide to waterproof your house, you will be stumped with a question.
Which waterproofing method to use?
The answer is simple yet a bit complicated. So, let’s first look at the different methods of waterproofing.
Each method is different and requires respective expertise. Now, choosing a method to waterproof should be simple. However, it is affected by one of the major factors: the home space you want to waterproof.
Depending on where you want to waterproof, your waterproofing method will differ.
Foundations are susceptible to water leakage or seepage (you can read our previous blog on the difference between water leakage and seepage to know more). Hence, it is important to get foundation waterproofing. The foundation will be waterproofed either using a lining or a paintable method.
Waterproofing the walls
Walls must not only prevent water from entering but they must also provide space for evaporation. Hence, walls will be waterproofed internally and externally using methods like spraying, painting, and more.
After the foundation, roofs are another vulnerable part of the house. Roofs experience extreme changes in temperature from hot, wet, and too cold. In all cases, roofs must have enough water barriers to prevent the creation of water pockets. A lot of times roof will be waterproofed using methods like spraying, lining, or painting.
Your house balcony is also susceptible to extreme temperatures and exposure to UV rays. Hence waterproofing them is essential. However, you can’t use rigid waterproofing materials as they would crack and would need repair. To waterproof your balcony, you can use methods like spraying, plaster, lining, or painting.
Although there are different methods of waterproofing, the space you want to waterproof will determine the type of method you choose. If you want waterproofing services for your house, contact us at Ontario Wet Basement Solution Inc. We offer professional and certified waterproofing services along with crawl space system encapsulation, basement repair, and more.
Contact us to know more.