Waterproofing

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Basement Waterproofing

Basement flooding is a big issue in Toronto. Nearly every summer, thousands of basements flood across the city. From Etobicoke to Scarborough, Downtown Toronto, or Brampton, nobody is safe — unless you have Plumber & Plumbing Toronto Co. waterproof your basement!

Our professional plumbers are experts in all forms of waterproofing. Waterproofing problems can cause a lot of damage your building and belongings. From rotting away the foundation to mold infestations, water intrusion has been the woe of many homeowners. Read on to discover how we can help you escape disaster.

Exterior Foundation Waterproofing

Water building up outside the structure can eventually cause leaks or even cause the walls to collapse from the external pressure.

The first place to look for problems with water intrusion is outside your home. Ideally, the home should be sitting on a graded piece of land, so that any water flows away from the structure. If this is not the case with your property, consider having the land re-graded to prevent water build-up.

We can also damp-proof the external foundation walls. This is done by applying a special waterproof coating to the outer walls. Another added preventative measure is installing a waterproof membrane to the walls. See the images on this page for a step by step walkthrough of this process in action.

Another common exterior waterproofing tactic is french drains, or weeping tiles. The idea here is to allow any water building up outside the home to drain into a pipe where it can be redirected to a safer spot.

This is accomplished by placing special tiles or rocks underneath the soil on the outside of your home. As the soil builds up with water, the water flows down through these drains into a drain pipe, and then away from your home.

Interior

While the main goal of waterproofing is to keep the water out, sometimes even the best external tactics fail. At this point you need to make sure that any water that does make it into your home is quickly removed. For this, see our Sump Pump services.

Toronto Basement Waterproofing Subsidy

The city of Toronto offers a subsidy to help homeowners pay for any waterproofing done by qualified, licensed Toronto plumbers. Please ask us about how we can help you obtain this subsidy.

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