What's causing Wet & Leaky basement problems?

A wet basement may be the result of several different issues. The most common are:

  • buildup of hydrostatic pressure,
  • foundation cracks,
  • overflowing gutters and/or insufficient downspouts,
  • storm sewer backup and,
  • window well seepage.
How do I prevent basement flooding?

There are many routine activities you can implement to avoid basement flooding.

Removing debris from storm drains, installing window well covers, and cleaning out and redirecting gutters can help a great deal to prevent an accumulation of water around your home’s foundation.

With the help of Waterproofing PD, you may also want to consider installing a sump pump system to remove excess water and complete full interior and exterior waterproofing.

What is the best basement waterproofing method?

The best waterproofing method depends a lot on location, accessibility, and budget. In most cases, exterior basement waterproofing should be the first choice. It is the most extensive and reliable waterproofing method, as it protects your foundation from the outside.

However, sometimes there are extenuating circumstances that do not allow for exterior waterproofing.

For example, if buildings are too close together the equipment required for exterior waterproofing methods will not fit. In cases like that, interior waterproofing is the ideal solution.

Contact Waterproofing PD today to determine which waterproofing method will fit your needs the best.

How much does basement waterproofing cost?

The cost of basement waterproofing depends on the extent of work that needs to be completed. At Waterproofing PD, exterior basement waterproofing starts at $120 per linear ft and interior basement waterproofing starts at $75 per linear ft. We guarantee competitive pricing and unparalleled service.

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Is basement waterproofing worth it?

Absolutely!

Basement waterproofing gives you the peace of mind that your home is protected from the damaging effects of unwanted water exposure. The investment in basement waterproofing is a small price to pay compared to the potential repair costs if your leaky and wet basement issues are left unaddressed.

How long does it take to waterproof a basement?

Depending on the type of repair or waterproofing solution required, you can expect anything from one day up to two weeks of work.

Contact us anytime for your free consultation.

Can I just do my own exterior basement waterproofing?

There are lots of DIY waterproofing products on the market, however many of them are temporary solutions. A trained and well-experienced professional can guarantee the proper products and methods are being used, to ensure that your home is fully protected from the damaging effects of water infiltration.

How long will it take to waterproof my basement?

Exterior waterproofing involves several steps, including excavation of the soil around your home. Simple projects may be able to be completed within a day or two. However, some more serious projects (i.e. ones where foundation cracks must be repaired before moisture barriers can be installed) may take up to two weeks to complete.

How long does exterior basement waterproofing last?

Exterior basement waterproofing is a long-term solution to water problems. We offer a 25-year transferable warranty on our waterproofing, guaranteeing lasting protection.

How much does exterior basement waterproofing cost?

The time and materials required to complete the job are all figured into the final cost of waterproofing. At Waterproofing PD, exterior basement waterproofing starts at $120 per lineal foot.

How much does interior waterproofing cost?

The final cost of interior waterproofing will depend on several factors, such as labor, materials required and the extent of pre-existing damage to the foundation. At Waterproofing PD, interior basement waterproofing starts at $75 per lineal foot. We offer free in-home inspections complete with a full estimate on cost, so there will not be any surprises.

How long will it take to interior waterproof my basement?

Depending on the extent of work required, waterproofing can be completed in as little as one day. Interior waterproofing in general is less disruptive than exterior waterproofing and is often done more quickly.

Will interior waterproofing increase the value of my home?

In short – yes! Interior waterproofing protects your home from the damaging and corrosive effects of water infiltration. A basement that is shielded from dampness is far more appealing to homeowners than one that is inhabitable because of excess moisture.

How much depth can be added to my basement?

There are a few different factors that will be used to determine how much space can be added when completing basement underpinning. Our team of experts will look at the height of the existing foundation walls, the distance between the new slab and the finished soil grade and where the main drain is located.

Do I need basement waterproofing if I am getting basement underpinning?

Interior basement waterproofing is done with basement underpinning.

When is the best time to complete basement underpinning projects?

Fair weather is obviously ideal for completing construction projects such as basement underpinning. Summer months are preferable, but winter is also acceptable. The only real concern is to try avoiding the rainy and wet seasons, as flooding becomes a risk.

Does Weatherproofing PD provide construction permits?

We are more than happy to assist you in the process of obtaining the permits required for your Toronto basement underpinning project.

How do I know if I need a sump pump?

If you have a basement – or any part of your house is underground, such as a cellar or crawl space – you likely should have a sump pump installed. Any structure that is below ground level runs the risk of being flooded unless preventative measures, like a sump pump, are put in place.

Should I have a back-up sump pump?

A back-up sump pump is not a requirement, especially if you are performing regular maintenance on your existing sump pump. However, if you are interested in back-up, it is certainly something that can be discussed.

What type of sump pump should I choose?

There are two main types of sump pumps – submersible and pedestal. Pedestal sump pumps are generally less energy efficient and louder than submersible ones. The submersible sump pumps are just that – submersible. They are usually completely covered in the sump basin.

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