A strong foundation is a key to making your house last for generations. Apart from using strong building material, you should also waterproof your home’s foundation to prevent it from weakening due to seepage of water. Foundation waterproofing is the same as dampproofing, only much more effective. Its sole purpose is to prevent water from seeping into your building. Get in touch with Membranix Coating Inc. to get professional foundation waterproofing services in Ottawa today. Membranix Coatings, with over 20 years of expertise in waterproofing in the Ottawa area, can help protect the foundation of your home. By fixing the cracks in the foundation and waterproofing your home by applying Tuff-n-Dri and Warm-n-Dri spray, it can seal out water penetration. Learn more below.
Our skilled team at Membranix Coating Inc can apply two methods for foundation waterproofing services in Ottawa:
Exterior Evacuation is done to replace the failed drain. The whole foundation is exposed and excavated in this process, including the garden, patio, and driveways. The process is expensive, uses heavy equipment and results in big soil moulds sitting around your house.
Interior perimeter waterproofing
Interior perimeter waterproofing involves collecting the water from foundation walls using a pump system that pumps the water away from the home before it enters your living space.
Along with moulds, many species of bugs thrive in moisture and damp areas. So if you want to get a sound sleep at night, get your place waterproofed right now.
Bowed walls or floors
If you see your basement walls shrinking and swelling time and again, it might be time for waterproofing your house.
When walls are wet, the minerals tend to surface, causing chalky white streaks to appear. This is known as Efflorescence. If you observe this on your walls, ring up a professional foundation waterproofing service right away.
If you observe corrosion occurring too soon in your basement, waterproof your foundation before the damage gets too big.
Moulds are never good if present in households. They cause respiratory diseases and also contribute to everyone having flu-like symptoms all the time.
If you find any of these symptoms at your place, it is recommended that you get waterproofing done. To learn more, contact us.
Tuff-n-Dri is a spray applied flexible polymer-enhanced waterproofing membrane which seamlessly bridges foundation settling cracks and seals out water penetration providing a minimum of 40 ml of protection when cured. When used as a two-part system, Warm-n-Dri board assists in drainage, reduces interior condensation and channels unwanted water to the weeping tile.
Some builders in the Ottawa area use this product as an upgrade product, when others use it as their standard to ensure that the houses they are selling are waterproofed below grade.
A waterproofing membrane must have the capability of performing two main tasks:
It would be best if you only relied on waterproofing services professionals, as many critical aspects need to be considered during the process. Waterproofing products use flammable materials that can cause respiratory hazards, skin and eye hazards; hence it is essential to trust professionals who follow safety guidelines.
Feel free to contact Membranix Coatings to learn more about waterproofing for your Ottawa home.