You have found water or evidence of water in your basement and started looking at contractors who can waterproof the foundation. There are many out there but you need to hire the company that will not only take care of the walls and floors of your basement, but also treat your property like their own.
Waterproofing & Underpinning Blog
Canadian winters can be unpredictable, but you can be sure of one thing – you need to protect your property from the impact that snow and ice can have on your foundation. The pressure from ice building up in the soil around your home’s perimeter can the foundation’s walls to crack. Any water from melt-off can freeze when the temperatures drop again and cause any cracks in the masonry to get larger too. It’s an equation you want to avoid.
There are many types of commercial buildings including apartment buildings both rental and condominium, institutions such as hospitals, retirement homes, malls, plazas, banks, factories, warehouses; the list can go on and on. The one thing they share is the risk of water damage if the foundation of the building is not properly waterproofed.
Just as there are a myriad of styles of commercial properties from stand-alone businesses, strip malls, high rises, there are many purposes those buildings can be put from private enterprises, rental units, residential or business condominium or medical services. The entrepreneur has lots of choices including whether to own or rent, build new or take over an existing property.
Water, water everywhere
So, you’ve found evidence of water damage in your basement. Now what? You need to protect your home’s foundation which is the basis for comfortable living. Whether a little water or a lot, you need to take steps to stop it from creating havoc. You may hope it’s a one-off but once you have had water in your basement, you are likely to have it again.
As Benjamin Franklin said, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When it comes to your basement, it may be worth a lot more! You never want to find that water or excessive moisture has started to wreck your basement. Your foundation is supposed to be the solid base on which your home is set.
The Consumer Choice Award is the premier prize for businesses doing work in the home construction business. It represents a thorough analysis of what other consumers have said about the business and its employees. When a homeowner is researching potential companies to work on projects in their home, they often turn to friends and neighbours to talk about their experiences.
Spring brings relief from the cold and dreary weather, but it also brings along a few challenges for property owners especially if your home is older. Warmer temperatures mean snow melting and the weather forecast calls for lots of rain. Many basements in the Greater Toronto Area cannot handle the extra moisture. So, what do you do when you find the basement has become a wading pool?
Clearing up Drains
Many property owners often take their basic home infrastructure for granted. There is nothing sexy about things like drains or pipes! However, they are just the sort of components that can cause major problems in a home when they stop doing what they are intended to do — keeping your home running well.