Basement Waterproofing Services & Systems

Basement Waterproofing Services in the GTA

Basement Waterproofing Services

Residential flooding is a common occurrence in many areas in Toronto and the GTA. Heavy rainstorms and melting snow can wreak havoc on your home, flooding your basement and compromising the structural integrity of your foundation. That’s where we come in. We have years of experience waterproofing homes in the GTA, preventing flooding from damaging your possessions.

Signs Your Basement Needs Waterproofing

Unfortunately, many people experience flooding in their home. Although it can be difficult to predict when flooding may occur, there are several signs that can suggest your home may be susceptible to flooding. If you notice these signs, you should contact a plumbing professional to help identify the root source:

  • Damp basement with a musty odour

    Any basement that is at risk of flooding is accompanied by a damp, musty odour. It may feel very humid, and you may notice that furniture feels wet or damp.

  • Presence of mould in your basement

    Mould accompanies moisture, so any presence of mould is a good indication that your basement needs to be examined by a professional. Not only can mould be a serious hazard to the health of your family, but it can also be a sign of a leak in your basement.

  • Visible cracks in the walls or floor

    If there are visible cracks in the walls or the floor, it means that your foundation has been compromised. While its structural integrity may remain safe, any crack allows moisture to access your home, which can be a hotbed for bacteria and mould and act as an entry point for floodwater.

Foundation Repair

Should you locate a crack in your foundation, our team of experts can help repair the damage and equip your wall with the necessary waterproofing to prevent a leak or flood. We will work with you and our contractors to fix the damage in the least invasive and most convenient way possible.

Why Choose Us?

At Drain King Plumbers, we understand that your home is your most important possession and your most valuable asset. We’re homeowners too, and we want to help protect your home from flooding. We offer a variety of services that can help prevent flooding from damaging your home. If you notice any signs of a wet basement, it is important to contact a professional plumber immediately.

To learn more about waterproofing, call Drain King Plumbers at 416 661 5464 or contact us here.

Drain Cleaning: Frequently Asked Questions

What are the common types of waterproofing materials?
Waterproofing materials generally include; Concrete parging, Aqua block foundation sealant, waterproofing membrane, weeping tile pipes, and gravel.
When is waterproofing necessary?
Waterproofing is necessary when there is water infiltrating through a buildings foundation walls, or basement slab.
What process is involved with waterproofing?
Waterproofing is done by excavating around the perimeter of a building, providing concrete parging repairs where required, installing weeping tile drainage along the footing, Aqua block sealant over foundation walls, installation of a waterproofing membrane, and finally backfilling and properly grading the land away from the building.
What can happen if I don’t waterproof a building?
If you do not waterproof your home you are most at risk for flooding due to ground water infiltration. Water infiltration will slowly deteriote your foundation causing major structural issues.
What are the benefits of waterproofing?
Benefits of waterproofing include having a dry livable basement, added value to your home, extended lifespan of the building itself.
How long will the waterproofing process take?
Waterproofing the average home can take on average 3-5 days to complete!