EXTERIOR BASEMENT WATERPROOFING
Heavy rainfall is constantly a big threat against every building, and keeping water out involves a lot of attention to the exterior. There are many ways that water can penetrate into your home. By putting up barriers against water, you can help protect your home from costly water damage. There are a lot of different factors, though, when it comes to exterior waterproofing on your home. One important step is to seal all of the areas where water could potentially pass into your house. This includes sealing the joints and windows of your home. It also includes repairing any external foundation cracks. Other potential problem areas are around any cables, wires, or light fixtures that have been installed through the outside of your home. Any gap is enough space for water to get inside and cause damage.
Aquatech Waterproofing is a leading expert in exterior waterproofing your home so that water can’t get inside. A meticulous inspection is performed on your home’s exterior to find the causes of water invasion. A proper outdoor drainage system is also a big key in keeping your basement dry. If water pools up and stands against your foundation, your home becomes more susceptible to flooding. Properly sloping your yard so that water runs away from the house can really help prevent damage to your foundation and water from penetrating inside. French drains, window wells, and other drainage techniques can provide an effective barrier for keeping water out. Aquatech Waterproofing has all of the potential drainage solutions for your yard to make sure the water stays outside where it belongs.
Another important area of exterior waterproofing is your gutter system. If your gutters are clogged or improperly sloped, the water will spill out and pool up against your house. Installing downspouts that are correctly positioned to keep water away from your home is also important. When it comes to exterior waterproofing, one of the biggest rules is simply to keep water away from the home. Through proper drainage and gutter system, you can help protect your home from water.
Waterproofing your home often starts on the outside. Good drainage systems and proper sealing will go a long way in protecting the interior of your building. Aquatech Waterproofing provides all of the necessary exterior basement waterproofing products and services to keep your home safe and dry. If you are having any problems with water coming into your home, give us a call to discuss exterior waterproofing Toronto, and we will find the answer.
The Exterior Basement Waterproofing Procedure
The main exterior waterproofing solution that we offer involves providing a sort of waterproof jacket for the foundations of your home. Using highly waterproof materials, we install the added layers of protection, which will prevent any damp from entering the exterior walls of the building. This provides a lasting solution that also supports the structural integrity of the building.
The procedure for our main exterior waterproofing solution is as follows:
1. Trench Excavation
We excavate around your property, down to the weeping tile pipe. The actual depth can vary depending on the elevation of the building, but is usually between 4 and 8 feet.
2. Wall Cleaning and Brushing
Next, we clean and power blast the wall, to expose the concrete or brickwork that comprises your exterior walls. We can then check for any gaps or structural cracks.
3. Exterior Wall Drying with Blow Torch
After brushing and washing the exterior wall, the Aquatech Waterproofing team will ensure that wall surface is dry by using a blow torch where it is needed.
4. Fixing Wall Cracks
With the walls exposed, and the cracks identified, next comes the fundamental repairs to the foundations. We chisel out any defected areas, and apply hydraulic cement to any crevices. This then expands, and provides restoration and protection for your existing walls.
5. Aqua Bloc Applying
Next we apply aquabloc, a special material that provides structural stability, and has low permeability. The stone is specially designed to block the movement of water, and so will add a highly effective waterproofing layer to your home.
6. Yellow Jacket Mesh Applying
We don’t stop with just one layer of aquabloc. We apply the yellow jacket to hold the material firmly in place, followed by another layer of aquabloc. This provides dual protection, ensuring that no water will ever reach your true exterior wall.
7. Polytarp Vapour Barrier Applying
A polytarp vapour barrier is applied that ensures an added layer of protection against vapour and water leaks between the outside of the wall, and the inside.
8. Delta Membrane Applying
The final layer of waterproof protection is in the form of a delta membrane and accompanying drainage system. This allows ground water to channel away from your home, and relieves the building of hydrostatic pressure, ensuring its long term integrity. This layer takes pressure off the waterproof materials beneath, and helps the work to last for a lifetime. The membrane and drainage are covered with a thick coating of gravel to maximize the drainage.