Using PLATON foundation wrap to fix Leaky and Wet Basement Foundation in Toronto

PLATON foundation wrap to fix Leaky and Wet Basement Foundation in Toronto

PLATON foundation wrap keeps wet soil away from the foundation wall. Any moisture that may find its way past the membrane is carried to the foundation drain by the air gap drainage path. Platon Foundation Protector is commonly used to waterproof block walls, poured concrete walls, permanent wood, existing foundations and Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF).

 

PLATON is a rugged, dimpled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) membrane that keeps foundations and flooring dry. PLATON creates an impermeable vapor barrier and air gap, allowing concrete to breathe while controlling moisture.

PLATON keeps wet soil away from the foundation wall. Any moisture that may find its way past the membrane is carried to the foundation drain by the air gap drainage path.

PLATON is commonly used to Basement waterproof block walls, poured concrete walls, permanent wood walls, existing foundations and insulated concrete forms (ICF).

1 1/4 in. concrete nails are required for the installation of PLATON membrane.

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laton Foundation Wrap: Features
  • Made from tough, durable High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Patented Speedclip fastens to all types of foundations in any kind of weather
  • Economical
  • Easy to install

COST OF WET BASEMENT WATERPROOFING IN TORONTO USING PLATON

 

Basement Waterproofing in Toronto how to install?

Foundation Preparation • Break off form ties and sharp points • Clear stone and debris from footing • Patch round tie rod holes (no need to patch flat form tie breaks used with most aluminum wall forming systems) • Parge or dampproof the lowest course of block foundations • Determine finished grade and mark with a chalk line • When using Speedclips, caulking is used between the smooth tab and wall to prevent dirt from getting behind the membrane and clogging the air gap. Either run a bead of caulk 1” below the chalk line before installing the Platon OR, after Platon is installed, caulk along the top of the Platon to seal any open gaps. • When using Speedstrips or Speedclips and Platon Molding, caulking is not required. Begin Installation • Unroll Platon, working from left to right, dimples toward the wall. Smooth tab at the top follows the chalk line. Where full height attached garage foundation meets house, extend Platon 12” onto garage foundation. (Also see Jump Walls – Page 7) • Nail one Speedclip to act as a pivot, unroll a 10′ length of Platon, pull the smooth tab tight, tack with another Speedclip and continue until the foundation is wrapped. • Fold and crease Platon at corners to get the best fit Notes • Platon membrane must extend from finished grade (chalk line) to the top of the footing. Platon can be sawn to height while rolled up. • Standing the roll on the footing when unrolling Platon is easiest. • Excess membrane (if any) may be folded out and cut even with the footing edge. Crease the Platon sharply at the footing/wall corner and lay flat on the footing to prevent pull-down. • Where finished grade slopes (e.g. walkout basements) install tapered sections first. 4 NOTE: Overlap vertical joints by 20” (if water enters the seam it will flow to the footing before it reaches the wall)

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STEP 1

Prepare

Break off all ties and projections on the wall and clear stone and debris

from the footing.

Seal tie rod holes with mastic. Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) walls do

not need any surface preparation. Parge block walls.

Chalk a line at finished grade around the foundation.

STEP 2

Chalk And Caulk

Run a generous bead of caulking 25mm (1”) below the chalk line.

• If using Speedclips, caulk between the smooth tab and the wall to prevent

dirt from getting behind the membrane and clogging the air gap. When

using Speedclips and Platon Moulding, caulking is not required.

STEP 3

Roll Out

Working from left to right, unroll the membrane along the foundation,

dimples toward the wall, smooth tab at the top, following the chalk line. Keep

the smooth tab tight to the wall and “tack” it up using Speedclips.

• Platon must wrap the foundation from a point directly touching the top

of the footing up to finished grade or ground level.

• Where the finished grade slopes (for example, walkout basements),

install tapered sections first.

• If the height of the roll permits, Platon can be creased sharply at the

foundation/footing joint and brought out over the footing.

• Alternatively, excess membrane may be folded out and cut even with

the footing edge.

• Standing the roll on the footing when unrolling Platon is easiest.

Joints

For vertical joints between rolls, overlap a minimum of 51cm (20”). Water in

the joint will flow to the footing drain before it reaches the wall. Horizontal

joints, if required, should be overlapped by 5 dimples, with the upper course

over the lower one.

STEP 4

Fasten

Fasten with Speedclips 30cm (12″) apart along the top of the membrane.

The Speedclip dimples mesh with the top two rows of Platon dimples and

the Speedclip offset presses the smooth tab tight to the wall. Nail (or screw

on ICFs) through the small center hole between dimples.

Alternatively, fasten with Platon Plugs and nails in the second and third

row of dimples, spaced 20cm to 30cm (8″ to 12″) apart. Secure the smooth

tab with Platon Moulding strips along the top of the tab.

Heavy Clay Soil

• For rolls taller than 2.06m (6’9”), install a second row of Speedclips 61cm

(24”) apart, half-way up the wall. Backfill carefully in three or more lifts.

• When installing 3.05m (10’) Platon, “tack” the roll 1.83m (6’) up from the

footer with Speedclips 61cm (24”) apart, then use a ladder to fasten

the top.

• Without Speedclips, clay soil requires additional plugs in the fifth

row of dimples.

STEP 5

Platon Moulding

Moulding seals open air gap areas of Platon where dirt could enter and

clog the air gap. Typically, these areas are the beginning and end points

of installation. No caulking is required when used in conjuction with

Speedclips because Platon Moulding provides a continuous seal along

the top of the membrane.

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STEP 6 – Special Applications

Corners

Bend and crease the membrane to provide the best fit.

Windows

Cut Platon membrane flush with the side and 8cm (3″) lower than the

window opening. If using Speedclips, move the cutout piece down to seal the

open horizontal cut, mesh the dimples and fasten with Speedclips. If using

Platon Plugs, continue the nailing pattern below the window opening and

seal the open horizontal cut with Platon Moulding.

Window Wells

The window well is installed over the membrane. Trim any exposed Platon

inside the window well, along the sides, and caulk.

Sloped Grades

NOTE:

Install Platon on the lowest elevation first, then the sloped grade, then the highter elevations.

For a gradual slope, measure the grade change chalk line length, add

51cm (20″) for joint overlap,and cut that length of Platon. Install with the

smooth tab following the chalk line, fasten with Speedclips or Platon Plugs

and Moulding, and trim along the edge of the footing.

Steep Change in Grade

NOTE:

Install Platon on the lowest elevation first, then the sloped grade, then the highter elevations.

Cut the membrane to match finished grade and seal the open edge with

caulk and Platon Moulding.

Tall Walls

Overlap Platon horizontally when the distance from the footing to the

finished grade exceeds the roll height. Cut a section of Platon into

predetermined widths (trim off the smooth tab) and install along the

bottom using Speedclips. Install the full-height roll (with a smooth tab),

overlapping the first strip by at least 15.2cm (6″).

Jump Walls

For example, a 1.2m (4′) frost wall joins a 2.4m (8′) basement foundation.

Extend Platon 61cm (24″) along the frost wall (shown right) and cut Platon

horizontally so that it is flush with the bottom of the frost wall. Secure the top

section to the frost wall and the lower section to the basement wall. Repeat

the procedure on the other side of the frost wall, overlapping the Platon

below the frost wall. Cap vertical open gaps with Platon Moulding

and caulk the gap at the frost wall and foundation wall junction.

Pipe Projections

The pipe must be sealed to the foundation with hydraulic cement before

Platon is installed. Split Platon vertically from the pipe to either top or

bottom. Cut it snug around the pipe. Caulk around the pipe and both sides of

the split. Apply a 61cm (24″) wide patch of Platon over the split and fasten

with Speedclips or Platon Plugs.

Tear Repair

Caulk around the tear. Apply a 61cm (24″) wide patch of Platon over the tear,

meshing the dimples, and fasten with Speedclips or Platon Plugs.

 

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