While we often think of our home as one big asset that helps protect us from the elements, do not forget that there are certain areas of the building itself that are more integral to its safety than others. The basement, for example, is invaluable to the overall structural integrity of a home, making it an area that is vital to protect. This is probably the most important area of your home, then, that should be waterproofed as quickly and as thoroughly as possible.
For those of you wondering what basement waterproofing entails and whether or not it is really worth the money and time, it should be noted that water damage can significantly impact the condition of your basement and, by extension, the foundation of your home. When water finds its way into your home, it can damage your items and the building itself in a variety of different ways. Because many homeowners use the basement to store personal items that they cannot find a use for in the rest of their homes, standing water in the basement can destroy a lot of property and cost a lot of money. On the other hand, even if the basement is empty the presence of water can wear down at the foundation itself,exploiting even the smallest of cracks and creating new ones.When the health of your basement and the safety of your home are at stake, do not wait! Contact Aquatech Waterproofing today for more information about our basement waterproofing Etobicoke services. Give us a call at 416-300-2191 and let our experienced staff help answer your questions.
It can be difficult sometimes to discern whether or not there has been water – or is still water – in your basement. Indeed, while it might seem like the answer to this question should be fairly simple to see, it is important to understand that water doesn’t always announce its presence via standing water on the ground. In fact, sometimes the water is fairly well hidden and is only visible when the individual in question is specifically searching for it. In order to help you determine whether or not there is (or has been) water in your basement, there are a few tips to follow.
First of all, do not only look for a wet floor! On the contrary, consider examining the walls of the basement carefully as well. Look for obvious dampness, of course, but also look for discolored areas of the floor or walls. Check for obvious cracks and water streaks, even if they are dried. You don’t need to find water actively seeping into your basement to have water damage. Even just the evidence of water itself can be alarming.