Basement Leak Repair and Waterproofing Services
Waterproofing is treating a particular surface to prevent the passage of liquid where there is hydrostatic pressure. Almost all buildings that have below-grade areas will encounter hydrostatic pressure from water or liquids in their lifetime. The use of a high quality waterproofing system is essential to maintain the tightness of the building envelope preventing any water leakage. It is important that a waterproofing membrane also be a good vapour barrier because unimpeded water vapour can pass through concrete causing damage to the inside of the building.
A quality waterproofing system will prevent the passing of liquid and vapour in the presence of hydrostatic pressure. It will also have a drainage system that reduces hydrostatic pressure.
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Why Waterproof your Structure?
- Prevent any liability issues.
- Preserve structural integrity of your structure.
- Prevent Consequential damage.
- Prevent any unexpected water sources such as sewer lines from causing any damage.
Where Can You Apply Waterproofing?
Waterproofing can be applied within the exterior of the building structure, specifically on the below grade level of the structure. There are also interior applications above grade that could be implemented to prevent any leaks and protect your valuables.
One of the most common methods of waterproofing is called Positive side waterproofing. This is done on the same side of a structure that has its main source of water. The reason for this is that it prevents any structural damage right at the source before it has a chance to enter your building. Negative waterproofing although not as common is done on the opposite side on the interior of the structure. This is usually done for things like remedial work, elevator pits and tank liners. Waterproofing can be done before the structural walls are laid as well. This is called Blind Side waterproofing. Typically cannot be accessed once the structure is complete.
Making sure that the waterproofing of your structure is done properly and with quality materials will ensure your valuables are protected from any water damage and preserve the integrity of your home or building structure for years to come.
- Mechanical Rooms
- Fountain Walls
- Under Slabs