Wet Basements

March 8th, 2019

There are many other ways for water to enter your home, and the only way to ensure the problem does not happen again is to fix the original issue. Wet basement waterproofing in Collingwood can prevent and put a stop to potential water problems that create more headaches for homeowners. Sometimes water does seep into the home, in our basements, and wet basement repair in Collingwood is required. Ontario Wet Basement Solutions will find the water inside the home, and then track the culprit to the crack outside and then make the necessary repairs.

After checking the interior of your basement, it is important to check the exterior of the home for any possible water sources that may be causing a leaky basement in places like Collingwood. As a homeowner, it is important to examine downspouts and be sure they are pointing away from the foundation in order to avoid seepage into the foundation. It’s also important to clear gutters of debris that may be leading to improper water runoff. Preventative measures like these can prevent leaky and wet basements.

If you notice that water is leaking into your basement on the walls or at the seams where walls meet the floor, the problem may largely be due to high pressure pushing water up from the ground. It may be worthwhile to check whether you have footing drains, underground pipes installed when the house was built to carry water away from the foundation. Other signs of a wet basement are standing water or sewage, or may be a slow leak or poor drainage. All signs of a wet basement can be quite damaging and should be addressed.

You want to consider exterior waterproofing in Collingwood which involves excavating all around the house to the full depth of the foundation walls, then installing a waterproof coating topped by drainage panels. The panels provide an easy path for water to flow down to the bottom of your foundation. From there, water flows by gravity — or with the aid of a sump pump — away from your foundation to another part of your property, or into a storm drain. Waterproofing is an integral part of home ownership to avoid any significant problems that may arise.


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