External 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 typically the asking price is lowered significantly more than the cost of the repair.
Master Waterproofing specializes in installing exterior drainage systems designed to completely address foundation seepage issues. Our method involves excavating the soil surrounding the walls being treated and exposing the top and side of the footings. Keep in mind that anything within approximately 5 ft. of the walls being treated such as trees, shrubs or air conditioners will need to be removed. On inspection cracks and minor structural deficiencies are repaired if required.
The wall(s) and footings are then coated with our waterproof sealant (rubberized urethane) applied by hand or trowel, sheathed with 6 mm plastic sheeting and protected with Delta MS waterproof dimple membrane that is anchored to the foundation.
Old weeping tiles are disposed of and replaced with new weeping tile covered with a geo-textile fabric. The weeper is then covered with 12” of clean 3/4″ clear gravel and a geo-membrane. The walls are then backfilled to grade.
For maximum drainage of the perimeter walls and floor we recommend the new weeping tiles be connected to a sump pump so that excess water is gathered below the floor slab and effectively discharged away from the building.
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