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Basement Leak Repair Tips 6

A wet basement is more than an inconvenience. It can become a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and could potentially weaken your home’s foundation. Fortunately, with Aquatech Waterproofing’s quarter-century of experience serving Toronto homeowners, basement leak repair doesn’t have to be stressful.

Basement Leak Signs

Finding the origin of the leak is your first move. Look for any visible cracks or holes in your basement walls or flooring. Sometimes, the source isn’t apparent, and the water could be entering from overground, perhaps due to poor drainage around your foundation.

Seal and Repair

Internal Fixes: Minor leaks and cracks can often be sealed using hydraulic cement or waterproof sealants. Aquatech’s professionals can apply these compounds to ensure that even the smallest openings are watertight.

External Solutions: For more persistent leaks, external waterproofing may be necessary. This involves excavating around your home to the full depth of the foundation walls, then installing a waterproof membrane. This task is best left to experts like Aquatech, who have the know-how to protect your home long-term.

Seal and Repair

Keep Water at Bay

Drainage Systems: Ensure that gutters and downspouts are clear and functional, draining water away from your home. Consider adding extensions if necessary.

Slope Landscape Away: The grading around your home should slope away from the foundation, guiding water to drain safely away from the structure.

Beyond Quick Fixes

If you’ve tried DIY methods with no success, it’s time for professional intervention. Persistent leaks can signal more significant issues like foundation cracks or a faulty weeping tile system.

Inside Out Approach

With Aquatech Waterproofing, homeowners get comprehensive solutions, including:

– Interior Waterproofing: Our contractors can install interior weeping tile systems to channel water effectively away from your foundation.

– Exterior Waterproofing: This is a proactive approach for long-term protection, which is critical in cities like Toronto with their heavy rainfalls and melting snow.

Professional Assessments

– Get a Free Estimate: The cost of repairing a basement leak can vary widely depending on the leak’s location and severity. Don’t hesitate to get a free estimate from Aquatech Waterproofing to understand your repair needs and the associated costs.

Summary

Ignoring a leaky basement can lead to bigger, more expensive problems. With Aquatech Waterproofing’s expertise at your disposal, secure your home’s foundation and convert that damp, leaky basement into the dry, usable space it should be.