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Find damp spots in your basement or even worse puddles of water on the floor | Precise Plumbing & Drain Services Oakville

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When it rains do you find damp spots in your basement or even worse puddles of water on the floor? Do you smell mould or mildew? While there may be many causes for you to have a damp basement, the end result is the same for all of them: damage to your home’s foundation, interior furnishings and décor ruined, damage to personal belongings and health problems ranging from asthma and lung disease to headaches and cancer.
Our staff of experts at Precise Plumbing are masters at identifying and solving problems with wet basements. First, they will perform a complete inspection beginning with the two most common areas where water finds its way into your home; your roof and your home’s foundation itself. These are by no means the only areas of concern. Window casings and siding must also be inspected and there is even a possibility that condensation could be at the root of your moisture issues. Precise Plumbing will leave no stone unturned to diagnose the source of your problem.
In the majority of cases there are two general methods used to solve wet basements issues: interior and exterior waterproofing:

Interior Waterproofing

The foundation of your home may leak because it has been damaged but the cause could also be what is termed hydrostatic pressure. This is caused by the rising of groundwater levels around your home and the water literally is pushed through your foundation walls and basement floor by its own weight. If your wet basement is caused by hydrostatic pressure or the exterior of your foundation may be too difficult to access it could necessitate interior waterproofing as a solution to your water infiltration problems.
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  • 1 - Interior Waterproofing as a solution to your water infiltration problems | Precise Plumbing & Drain Services Oakville In your basement, the floor is broken up 6 to 10 inches from the wall and a shallow ditch dug.
  • 2 - Interior Waterproofing as a solution to your water infiltration problems | Precise Plumbing & Drain Services Oakville The ditch is then lined with weeping tiles so that infiltrating water is directed to either a drain or a sump pit.
  • 3 - Interior Waterproofing as a solution to your water infiltration problems | Precise Plumbing & Drain Services OakvilleDrainage membrane is then installed on exposed exterior walls where the drainage system has been installed.
  • 4 - Interior Waterproofing as a solution to your water infiltration problems | Precise Plumbing & Drain Services OakvilleA layer of gravel is then laid over the weeping tile in order to aid drainage and the collection of moisture.
  • 5 - Interior Waterproofing as a solution to your water infiltration problems | Precise Plumbing & Drain Services OakvilleConcrete is then poured to bring your basement floor back up to grade and the flooring repaired.
  • 6 - Interior Waterproofing as a solution to your water infiltration problems | Precise Plumbing & Drain Services OakvilleThe beauty of this system is that it drains water both above and below grade and keeps the basement dry regardless of the cause of the leak.

Exterior Waterproofing

An alternative solution to a wet basement is called exterior waterproofing. This method solves water problems caused both by foundation leaks and hydrostatic pressure by effectively sealing your basement in an impermeable envelope.
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  • 1 - Exterior Waterproofing problems caused both by foundation leaks and hydrostatic pressureFirst, a trench is excavated all the way around the foundation of your home extending out 2-3 foot and going as deep as the foundation’s footings.
  • 2 - - Exterior Waterproofing problems caused both by foundation leaks and hydrostatic pressureAny old materials such as previously installed weeping tiles or wicking cloth are removed.
  • 3 - Exterior Waterproofing problems caused both by foundation leaks and hydrostatic pressureThe foundation of your home is then inspected by our team of experts and any crack or voids are repaired using hydraulic cement. Hydraulic cement expands to make sure no gaps are left.
  • 4 - Exterior Waterproofing problems caused both by foundation leaks and hydrostatic pressureA rubber membrane is then applied to the entire foundation wall. This rubber sheeting acts as the main barrier preventing exterior water from entering your basement.
  • 5 - Exterior Waterproofing problems caused both by foundation leaks and hydrostatic pressureDrainage membrane is then applied to the entire wall of the foundation.
  • 6 - Exterior Waterproofing problems caused both by foundation leaks and hydrostatic pressureThe trench is then partially backfilled with gravel to help improve the drainage of the tiles.
  • 7 - Exterior Waterproofing problems caused both by foundation leaks and hydrostatic pressureThe removed soil is then used to finish backfilling the trench and you have a completely waterproofed basement.

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Do you suspect that you have a drainage problem or have your drains completely stopped working?

Call Precise Plumbing at (905) 257-3938 or send us an email at info@preciseplumbingoakville.com

We would be happy to answer any questions and send plumbing professionals to your location to assess your drainage problem.