If your basement is cold, drafty, and humid, it could cost you hundreds of dollars per year. Even if your upper floors are insulated, the cold will force your utilities to work harder than ever just to get through the day.
Simply sealing off your basement or crawl space from seasonal, torrential rains can help you save money on energy. Sealed cracks can also help you save energy by keeping cold air out of your home during the winter.
Similarly, your air conditioner will not have to work as hard to keep the house cool during the hot summer months.
Your basement is essentially a large, cold cavity beneath your home. It gets much warmer when it’s waterproofed, which means the rest of your house gets warmer as well. This is because there is no cold air rising up, making the rest of your house feel cozier.
Poor indoor air quality is common in damp, mildewy homes, which can make your living space uncomfortable. Damp conditions also foster the growth of mold, which has the potential to cause serious health problems in both humans and pets.
Sealing the exterior of your basement helps prevent water from entering your home through that particular area.
There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to basement waterproofing. The best solution for your home will be determined by the source of the problem, the location of your home, and the type of foundation you have.
That is why, at Royal Work, we take a step-by-step approach to explaining the steps to permanently fix it and how much it's going to cost. When you work with Royal Work Corp., you can rest assured that you're getting your money's worth.
We begin excavating by combining machine and hand digging to gain access to your foundation and begin the waterproofing process.
Waterproofing a basement from the inside is less expensive and less disruptive than excavation from the outside.
For an interior drainage system, a trench must be dug along the interior perimeter of the basement floor. To remove the water, we install a drain and sump pump.
The final step in basement waterproofing is to use a compactor to tamp the earth tightly against the foundation. Then we finish the project by adding a layer of topsoil with the finish grade sloped away from the house.
To serve our customers better we have now expanded our services to these areas:
Where the wall and floor meet inside your basement. Hydrostatic pressure can lead to bowing walls and water seepage through the cove joint.
The two main types of wall cracks are due to shrinkage and settling. Water leaks can occur and repairs can vary dependent on cause, size and location.
Shrinkage and settling can also cause floor cracks but are rarely cause for concern. Some remedial action is available to reduce further cracking.
Slow draining or totally blocked plumbing fixtures can be caused from clogged drain pipes. A build-up of grease, hair or foreign objects can be easily corrected.
Exterior main drain problems can be more serious and require specialized equipment to repair.
If your sump crock never seems to empty and your sump pump is constantly running, your pit may be damaged or incorrectly installed. Let a pro look at it to prevent premature pump burnout or possible flooding. Basement waterproofing is essential to good home care.
Below-grade windows are often protected with a window well. If the drain is blocked by debris or not draining properly, excess water can pour into your basement.
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Our approach has been simple. Provide a competitive price using qualified experts with no hidden fees backed by a 100% guarantee on workmanship. Our basement waterproofing specialists are available now for any waterproofing repair or sump pump installation for your home or business.
Our goal is to provide our customers with highly professional waterproofing services. We pride ourselves on our reliable and friendly service that customers can trust. Our expert team is on call 24/7 for any waterproofing emergency.
The sump pump is the most powerful defense in basement waterproofing. Excess groundwater fills the sump pit and the sump pump automatically turns on to pump and safely redirect the water away from your foundation and basement.
Interior basement waterproofing can be provided with the installation of drains and pipes under the basement floor around the perimeter of the room. This provides a route for water to flow directly to the sump pump and outside.
Excavation and a complete inspection of your drainage system and replacement of clogged, damaged or worn weeping tile sections will provide a long-term exterior basement waterproofing solution.
Even though your foundation wall is made from a seemingly solid material, concrete is actually quite porous. The installation of a foundation wall membrane system on the outside or inside can act as a vapor barrier to prevent water and moisture from passing through to your basement.
Our licensed and insured professionals are prepared to deliver high-quality, fast service at a price you can afford. We are Toronto’s leading basement waterproofing service. With a 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE, there’s no reason to wait another minute. Be sure your home is protected, call today for your FREE Problem Evaluation and Estimate.
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