Wet Basements in Barrie
November 19th, 2019
November so far has been a mixture of rain and snow, and fluctuating temperatures. The precipitation and temperatures can create problems when you least expect it. It is a good time to check your basement for evidence of moisture or leaks and to act quickly. If you’re looking for wet basement services in Barrie look no further than Ontario Wet Basement Solutions Inc. as we have the tools and expertise to assess, correct and solve your wet basement issues.
Water, as a result of rain and melting snow, will always take the path of least resistance, and often this path leads to an unwanted pool of water in your basement. Foundation cracks can allow water to seep into your basement and create a specific need for wet basement repairs in Barrie. Foundation cracks usually run vertically down the wall in your basement and spread due to the severity of the water damage.
Your basement is one of the high-risk locations in your home for water infiltration. Leaks can be traced back to a variety of sources such as: condensation, foundation cracks, sump pumps, weeping tile and windows. Wet basements in Barrie caused by condensation can be helped or avoided by covering pipes with foam insulation and running a dehumidifier during humid seasons. Repair or replace windows and clean out debris from window wells. Plastic covers can be installed to prevent additional debris from collecting there which can also be a helpful solution to a wet basement in Barrie. If you notice foundation wall cracks it is good to remove any loose particles, and have a professional insert plastic tubes, inject with polyurethane and cover the entire area with fast-curing epoxy. This provides a tight, yet flexible seal and will resist further cracking. Concrete coatings, sealers and paints can also be used to provide additional waterproofing around the interior basement walls. If your sump pump is more than five years old, you should consider replacing it. Most units are relatively inexpensive, and if you don’t currently have a sump, Ontario Wet Basement Solutions can install one for you to help protect against a wet basement.
Wet basement services are provided by Ontario Wet Basement Solutions. The repairs can be solved either internally or externally where evidence of foundation cracks can be filled to stop and prevent further and future water damage. Ontario Wet Basement Solutions Inc. is a defence against the fluctuating and unpredictable weather patterns that are experienced in places Barrie.