It’s summertime and the living is easy or so the song goes. What about your basement? Is it the cool, comfortable oasis you would like to enjoy or the dank, humid place of your nightmares? Summer is a good season to judge the soundness of your basement and the foundation of your home.
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You and your family need more space but no one wants to move from your comfortable home or neighbourhood! You could build an addition but there goes the fantastic garden or back yard space and there are zoning issues. You could build up but that has serious budgetary considerations. Another way to increase the amount of living space in your home is to make better use of the existing basement area.
A basement flood results in more than lost valuables. It leaves lasting damage in the walls that give way to the growth of mould and mildew, which are hazardous to your health. This is a result of the moisture left behind by a flood and will require renovation of the walls and floor. However, a basement flood doesn’t have to be an eventuality if you install a sump pump.
The basement waterproofing industry is tough. Waterproofing companies are subject to multiple factors, these include economic cycles, housing booms, weather conditions, building codes, and competition. This has shaped the industry for years. According to a report by Waterproof!
Any time of the year, a wet basement is possible and the problems that come with it: water damage and mould. Basement leaks are usually caused by cracks in your home’s foundation which allows water to seep into your house. But what exactly causes foundation cracks? How can you prevent and fix foundation cracks?
Many newer homes have water leakage in the basement due to cracks in the foundation, so you’re not alone if you’re battling with a wet basement. Toronto is notorious for heavy rainfall and storms, and spring runoff only adds to every homeowner’s nightmare. Warmer weather not only means sunshine is on the way, but potentially a soggy basement.