Waterproof Your Foundation Exterior Properly

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When the time comes to protect your home from the elements you’ll want to consider waterproofing your exterior. Water can enter your home, especially through the basement, as either a vapour or a liquid. By failing to waterproof your home it could be sustaining damage on a regular basis, even if it isn’t immediately evident.

In this post we’re going to explore the benefits of waterproofing the exterior of your home, as well as, illustrate how our unique process will protect your home for years to come.

Benefits of Home Waterproofing

By taking the time to waterproof your home you’ll be able to get rid of all dampness or wet basement problems.

1. Complete Elimination of Basement Dampness

Our process will completely eliminate any basement dampness. Dampness can lead to a whole host of problems for your home. Including structural and health issues. Dampness can even occur when there are no visible signs of water damage.

Basement dampness can lead to cracked foundation walls and footings, wood rot, and even the destabilization of your home’s foundation.

2. Prevents Costly Future Repairs

When your home has problems with dampness and flooding this will lead to a ton of repairs in the future. Especially, if you let the problem worsen. By waterproofing the exterior you’ll be able to ensure your home won’t become flooded or continue to incur water damage into the future.

3. An Overall Healthier Home

When your basement is damp this can lead to the infestation of mould, mildew and fungus. All of which can lead to health problems for you and your loved ones. By ensuring your home is protected from current and future water damage, you’ll have a much healthier and happier home.

Our Basement Waterproofing Services Include:

Your unique needs, and the issues you’re currently facing will determine the waterproofing process we use for your home. Below you’ll find some of the most common elements of our waterproofing process.

1. Foundation Crack Repair

If your foundation has been cracked due to water damage we use hydraulic cement that expands to completely fill the cracks. We then apply a waterproofing coating in order to fill in any hairline cracks. Finally, we apply a membrane to the cracked wall that provides another layer of protection and expands to prevent future cracking.

2. Necessary Water Removal

If you currently have water buildup or damage from moisture we employ a set of processes to remove the moisture from within the walls, and floor of your home. Depending on the materials your basement is composed of, this may lead to a re-tiling of the floor, or replacing parts of your foundation that have been damaged.

3. Complete Foundation Overhaul

In some cases the entire foundation of your home may need to be replaced. However, you can rest easy knowing your home is in the hands of a true professional. We only use the most advanced materials available to ensure the future waterproofing of your entire foundation.

Waterproofing your home isn’t something you’ll want to wait on. If you have a basement leak, get in contact with our team of Hamilton basement waterproofing professionals today to ensure your home is protected.