Waterproofing Your Basement in Edmonton
There’s nothing more concerning than discovering a few inches of water in your basement after a heavy rain or quick snow melt. With our basement waterproofing, K Kuypers Construction will help you keep your socks dry and your basement mold-free. We offer a number of different basement waterproofing methods to make sure the water stays out!
Before customizing the solutions, it’s best to understand the problem.
Why exactly do basements leak in the first place? There are a few different causes that can lead to a leaky basement, and knowing the effect these may have on your household is important.
The most common causes of basement water leaks are the result of the following:
Cracks in your concrete
Movement in foundation footings due to soil erosion
No weeping tile in place
Clogged or damaged weeping tile
Water built up inside window wells
OUR BASEMENT WATERPROOFING PROCESS
Stay Dry All Year Long
The Risky Results of Not Waterproofing Your Basement
Failing to waterproof your basement properly often results in leaking of varying degrees – from a slight dampness to multiple inches of water, it’s all risky to your property and your health.
Property Damage – Water damage can not only harm your furniture, carpets, and personal possessions, but your drywall and foundation could be at risk of serious structural damage. Ignoring flooding and moisture can have potentially expensive, long-term effects. Don’t risk it by allowing conditions to deteriorate when water damage begins to occur.
Physical Health – Leaks and dampness can quickly lead to mold and mildew in your walls. Not only can this lead to damage, but the presence of mold can pose potential health risks for you and your family. Being aware of the symptoms of potential mold exposure include: coughing, sneezing, and persistent headaches.
Our Basement Waterproofing Solutions
Several basement waterproofing strategies are available to prevent flooding and water seepage into your home. While some strategies are clearly simpler than others, K Kuypers Construction offers four specific basement waterproofing solutions to keep your basement dry through any weather.
A weeping tile is a perforated plastic drain pipe installed around the perimeter of the house, following along the basement foundation. (The pipe got its name from the fact that it was previously made from terracotta tiles.) Weeping tile controls the water table and funnels water towards your sump pump. This prevents water from collecting around your foundation and causing damage to your basement.
In poured concrete foundations, cracks and pipe penetrations are usually the main sources of leaking water. These openings can be sealed from the exterior. We use a thorough four step method for basement waterproofing, addressing these particular areas of concern.
Often times when pouring your foundation, the concrete can develop pockets of air, or the mixture is not allowed to cure properly, ultimately resulting in cracks. These cracks can allow water to force its way through the wall and into your basement. We use the same 4 step procedure on crack repairs as we do when performing our basement waterproofing.
We always use a specialty foundation insulation board when we waterproof a property. This specialty insulation acts as drainage system for any water, pulling it away from the foundation wall. It takes lateral pressure off the foundation wall and adds 9.6 R-value.