Internal Waterproofing Solutions
Moisture or water issues in your basement will significantly devalue your home and can reduce your quality of life. Realtors advise clients to rectify the problem prior to listing their home on the market. If the issue is not addressed the asking price is lowered significantly more than the cost of the repair.
Master Waterproofing specializes in installing interior drainage systems designed to completely address foundation seepage issues. The internal system is best suited in certain cases for 3 specific reasons:
- The external approach is not feasible because of confined space or accessibility.
- Hydrostatic Pressure is forcing the water under the footing and into the home.
- Cost effective when interior walls and floors are completely exposed or basement is unfinished.
Our method involves breaking a thin trench in the floor slab abutting the perimeter walls to reveal the upper face and side of the footings (approx. 8 to 14 inches). Excess materials are removed, new gravel is laid down and an internal weeping tile is placed along the side of the footings at a slight grade. A waterproof wall conduit is then fastened to the wall extending from the footing to the ceiling or customer’s preferred height. The wall conduit provides a waterproof seal that captures water and moist air from the wall surface and delivers it directly to the drainage system. New concrete is then poured in the trench creating a watertight seal between the floor and wall.
Typically the internal system is connected to a sump pump so that excess water can be gathered below the floor level and discharged away from the building ensuring the floor slab is not in contact with water.
Waterproofing will strengthen the structural integrity of the foundation walls by alleviating the hydrostatic pressure created by the abutting water.
Remember, a dry home or office is a healthy home or office, so protect your property investment and your health. Call us today for service you can trust, at a price you can afford. Call Master Waterproofing today for a free estimate at direct number: 416.518.4094, or simply contact us by clicking here