Have you noticed excessive moisture or water in the basement? You might need basement waterproofing.
Basement Waterproofing Prevents Flooding
Toronto weather can be unpredictable. Heavy rains and snows can lead to a wet or leaky basement that’s a risk to your home and your health. If you’ve noticed dampness in the basement, that’s a sign your foundation may have cracked. Leaking basements can spiral out of control quickly. Call us for a free, no-risk inspection if you’ve noticed any of the following:
- Moisture in the basement
- A foul, mildew odor
- Mold on walls
- Allergic reactions in the basement area
Our team can offer a thorough, no-cost inspection of your basement and determine the best course of action to prevent further damage. Dr. Pipe’s team of experts offer a variety of interior or exterior waterproofing solutions based on your situation.
Interior waterproofing works from inside your basement. We can repair cracks with an injectable polyurethane material, or install an interior drainage system of pipes beneath your floor to carry away groundwater to a sump basin.
A sump pump installed in your basement will allow water to collect safely in a basin installed below your basement floor that is then pumped away from the house. We can install both the pump itself and backup power to ensure that if a heavy storm cuts off the main power, your basement is still protected.
A backwater valve installation is another flood prevention option that our licensed plumbers are able to install in your home. Once in place, the backwater valve blocks the line from your house to the city sewer line, allowing water to flow out of your home but not to flow back up into your basement in the event of heavy rains and flooding.
Exterior waterproofing allows us to get to the root of the problem outside, where the water first infiltrates your home. This can include repairs to the walls and foundation and installing new, updated weeping tile to drain water away from the foundation of the house to a sump basin or elsewhere.
How much Waterproofing in Toronto Cost?
Every situation is different, but we’re happy to come to your house for a no-cost inspection and determine your needs, then work with you to decide what’s going to be best. Fortunately, the City of Toronto offers significant rebates for flood prevention work, up $3200. We can help you fill out the necessary forms if you qualify for the City of Toronto Flooding Protection Subsidy Program, which can greatly offset any costs.
Fixing basement flooding before it gets out of hand and takes a toll on not just your property but your health will save you much more in the long run.
Why Dr. Pipe?
We treat your home the way we expect workers to treat our homes. That means coordinating with you from the moment you call for a quote all the way through the final work we perform. Our team will cover and clean everything in their work area so you don’t have the added stress of a mess to tidy up and we’ll finish as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We can also help with insurance and obtaining any permits or the potentially valuable, cost-reducing City of Toronto rebates that you may qualify for when you hire a licensed and insured company like Dr. Pipe.
Step 1. we start from a leaking basement, we identified that the result of the leak is cracking in the foundation and old clay weeping tiles.
Step 2. We carefully excavate around the perimeter of the house and find all the old clay weeping tiles:
Step 3. After excavating we clean the foundation and remove old clay weeping tiles:
Step4. We put a new concrete layer on the foundation wall to prevent any future cracks that might lead to leaks:
Step 5. We add new weeping tiles and branch for the window well, for the added security we also membrane and grave on the top of the weeping tile. At this stage the basement becomes full waterproof and it is virtually impossible to break the barrier regardless of the amount of the water flow.