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Why summer is the ideal time to waterproof your basement


Similar to performing repairs and renovations, summer is also the best time to waterproof your home’s basement. From June to September, we get a much appreciated break from the rain. That makes it the optimal time to waterproof your basement that may be prone to leaking.

There are several factors that can cause a leaky basement, including the environment surrounding it. Any clay, soil, or water located around the basement can slowly put pressure on your home’s walls, which can result in cracking or even a collapse. Once water or soil permeates your basement, you can experience sinking, damaged flooring, warped walls, mould, and mildew. All of these are extremely costly to repair.

To avoid your basement and wallet from taking a hit, enlist the professional team at Aquatech Basement Waterproofing to ensure your foundation is solid. The Ontario-based company provides homeowners with free waterproofing estimates and has been serving the surrounding Hamilton area for more than 25 years.

There are three important reasons why basement waterproofing services should be completed during the warm summer months.

The higher temperatures
When it comes to basement waterproofing, the higher temperatures in the summer can help the sealants and protective coating dry more quickly. For basements that require excavation, it’s best to do this in the summer when the surrounding dirt can be shovelled.

The ground isn’t frozen
“In the winter, the ground is frozen, which makes repairs more costly,” says a representative at Aquatech Basement Waterproofing. “The summer and early fall seasons are when we recommend homeowners have their foundation inspected.”

While it’s difficult to excavate during the winter, the experienced team at Aquatech Basement Waterproofing can provide other services like installing pump systems or applying coating.

Humidity levels can rise in the summer
Humidity goes hand-in-hand with damp, mould-filled basements. In the summer, humidity levels increase, making your basement more prone to excess moisture and mildew. Instead of using fans to circulate the stuffy and smelly air, have your basement waterproofed so it can handle humid conditions.

How Aquatech Basement Waterproofing can help

Depending on your basement situation, the basement waterproofing company offers a handful of services that can keep your home dry.

Aquatech Basement Waterproofing offers interior and exterior basement waterproofing, basement underpinning, foundation crack repair, wet basement repair, leaky basement repair, and sump pump repair and installation. The services that your home requires will be determined by a professional contractor upon consultation.

Homeowners who wish to fully waterproof their basement will have the flooring removed, drainage system updated, corrugated siding and drywall installed, and a new basement floor poured. This waterproofing process should be performed every 25 years to avoid expensive leaks and damage from occurring.

Aquatech Basement Waterproofing also provides dependable waterproofing services to homes without basements, ensuring that nasty weather conditions never enter your humble abode.

To book your free phone consultation and waterproofing estimate, visit

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