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Fix Leaky Basements with Platon Foundation Wrap In Toronto


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Platon Foundation Wrap: The Shield Against Basement Moisture in Toronto

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Platon Foundation Wrap is a rugged, dimpled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) membrane that provides a superior waterproofing layer for all types of foundations in Toronto, effectively preventing moisture from penetrating basement walls by creating an impermeable vapor barrier and an air gap that promotes drainage and circulation.

Benefits Of Platon Foundation Wrap

Here’s why Platon is the go-to solution for keeping basements bone-dry:
  • Innovative Design: Platon’s remarkable double-dimpled design creates a protective air gap between wet soil and your foundation wall. This unique structure not only stops water from getting close to your home but also gives any moisture that does make it through a quick and efficient way out.
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  • Versatile Application: Whether working with a new block foundation, a classic poured concrete, or modern insulated concrete forms, Platon adapts seamlessly, providing consistent protection across all types of foundation structures.
  • Crack-Bridging Capability: Platon permanently spans over any foundation cracks that exist or develop over time, ensuring that shifts in the foundation don’t lead to water intrusion.
  • Material Excellence: Crafted from robust, high-density polyethylene (HDPE), Platon is a lasting solution designed to resist the wear and tear of soil and water over years, maintaining its defensive position no matter the conditions.
  • Unmatched Simplicity: Forget additional waterproofing treatments; Platon can be installed swiftly under any weather condition, negating the need for a specialized crew or equipment thanks to hassle-free Speedclip and Speedstrip fasteners.

The efficiency and reliability of Platon Foundation Wrap mean that maintaining a dry and warm basement in Toronto’s diverse climate is no longer a concern but a guarantee, with no secondary waterproofing required.

Platon Foundation Wrap Cost Estimate

At Aquatech Waterproofing in Toronto, the PLATON Foundation Wrap starts at an affordable rate of $120. Additional installation costs will apply, and for a full quotation that includes these installation services, contacting Aquatech Waterproofing directly will ensure an accurate and competitive price for your specific foundation needs.

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Installing Platon Foundation Wrap: A Step-by-Step Guide

STEP 1: Prepare the Surface
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  • Remove Obstructions: Clear away any protrusions on the wall and debris from the footing.
  • Seal Holes: Use mastic to fill any tie rod holes. Note that Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) walls require no prep, while block walls may need parging.
  • Mark the Area: Use chalk to outline the finished grade on the foundation walls.
STEP 2: Apply Sealant
  • Caulk for Seal: Run a bead of caulking just below the chalk line for a watertight seal.
  • Specifics for Speedclips: When using Speedclips, apply caulk between the clip and wall to block dirt intrusion. If combined with Platon Moulding, no caulking is needed.
STEP 3: Unroll and Align
  • Roll Out the Membrane: Starting from one end, unroll Platon against the wall, dimpled side facing the wall, and align with the chalk line.
  • Secure in Place: Fasten the smooth tab to the wall as you go, using Speedclips to ‘tack’ the membrane.
STEP 4: Secure Membrane
  • Clip to the Top: Affix Speedclips at 12-inch intervals along the membrane’s top edge, ensuring they lock into the dimples for a snug fit.
  • Extra Security for Heavy Soil: For taller rolls or heavy soil, add another row of Speedclips halfway up the wall, spacing them 24 inches apart.
STEP 5: Finish with Moulding
  • Apply Platon Moulding: Add this along any open air gap regions to prevent clogging, especially at start and end points of installation. With Speedclips, this step also eliminates the need for caulking.
STEP 6: Special Scenarios
  • For Corners: Bend and press the membrane to fit snugly in corners.
  • Near Windows: Trim the wrap flush with the window’s sides and slightly lower than the opening, securing any loose ends with additional Speedclips or Platon Plugs.
  • Installing Window Wells: Fit window wells over the membrane, trimming any excess Platon inside them, and seal with caulk.
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Varied Terrain Adjustments

  • Sloped Grades: Measure and cut Platon to match the grade change plus overlap, installing and trimming as needed.
  • Steep Grade Changes: Cut Platon to align with the finished grade and seal the exposed edges.

To Accommodate Greater Wall Heights

  • Horizontal Overlapping: For walls taller than the roll height, trim and apply a base strip of Platon, then overlap with a full-height piece, securing both with Speedclips.

For Irregular Structures

  • Adjust for Height Differences: Extend Platon along varying wall heights, ensuring overlaps are properly sealed and secured with additional clips or moulding.

Working Around Protrusions

  • Seal Around Pipes: Hydraulic cement can seal pipes before wrapping, with snug Platon cuts and caulk around each insertion point, reinforced by a Platon patch as necessary.

Repairing Damages

  • Mend Tears: Secure the area around any tears with caulk and overlay a Platon patch, pressing firmly into place and fastening.

Why Wait? Contact Aquatech Waterproofing Today!

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Don’t delay a dry basement! Aquatech Waterproofing is top-rated in Toronto with a perfect 5-star reputation, offers price matching, and provides a lifetime transferable warranty for ultimate peace of mind. Ready to respond rapidly, we start work within 4-5 days after locates. Contact us today and safeguard your home with the best in the business!

FAQs About A Foundation Wrap

Foundation wrap thickness typically ranges from 24 to 40 mils (0.024 to 0.040 inches), but can vary by manufacturer and product type.

Foundation wrap is usually fastened mechanically to the wall with specialized clips, fasteners, or termination bars, often sealed at the seams with a compatible adhesive or tape to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Foundation wrap is used to prevent water and moisture from penetrating the walls of a building’s foundation, providing a protective barrier that aids in waterproofing and drainage.

A high-quality foundation membrane can last anywhere from 20 to 50 years, depending on the material, installation quality, and environmental conditions it is exposed to. Regular inspections and proper drainage maintenance can help maximize its lifespan.