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Our proven eight-step process will keep your basement dry and trouble-free; we guarantee it.
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Waterproofing your basement can be like going to the dentist; you know it's a good idea, but you can't help worrying about how much pain it's going to cause. The experts at Royal Work Corp. are here to help you understand the problem, the steps to permanently fix it and how much it's going to cost. We understand tackling a project like this can be stressful, and it's our job to make sure it's done quickly, skillfully and as pain-free as possible.

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Step 1

Excavation Initiates the Waterproofing Process

Excavation, or the removal of soil and clay, through a combination of machine and hand digging will provide access to your foundation and start the waterproofing process. We dig a trench 25-30 inches wide that extends down to the footing. This will allow us sufficient room to work and properly inspect the foundation and footer. After excavation, we use a wire brush and power-washer to clean the wall and remove any loose debris.
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Step 2

Foundation Wall Examination & Crack Repair

Once the wall is exposed, cleaned and dried, we do a thorough examination to locate cracks and holes. Each is cleared of debris with an angle grinder or diamond-bit crack chaser for better adhesion. They are then sealed, with hydraulic cement for poured walls or ElastiPoxy-sand mix for block walls, to restore the structural integrity of the wall and prevent any further water infiltration. All repairs are troweled to a smooth finish and allowed to harden for several hours.
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Step 3

Apply First Coat of Bakor Aqua-Bloc

The next, and critical, step in the process is to apply a coat of Bakor Aqua Bloc liquid membrane. It is designed for both poured and block foundation walls and has proven to be the most cost effective and efficient method of basement waterproofing. It replaces tar and Polymer-based products, as they only provide damp-proofing and degrade when exposed to soil pH. Aqua Bloc is a rubberized asphalt that is applied with a trowel to every inch of the foundation. It bridges cracks and holes for superior protection against water infiltration.
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Step 4

Apply Bakor Yellow Jacket on Aqua-Bloc

The liquid membrane is then covered with an open weave glass fabric, manufactured by Bakor, called Yellow Jacket. Synthetic resins saturate glass fibre yarn to protect against mildew, rotting and water wicking into the coating material. The mesh is completely embedded into the Aqua Bloc to hold it in place and seal cracks and gaps. The yellow color helps reveal exposed areas during application, especially in poor lighting conditions.
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Step 5

Apply Second Coat of Bakor Aqua-Bloc

A second coat of Bakor Aqua Bloc liquid membrane is applied over the Yellow Jacket. It is completely embedded into the mesh and shields the foundation even further from water infiltration.
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Step 6

Installation of Platon Membrane and Moulding Strips

At this stage, one last water barrier is installed – the Platon or drainage board membrane. This is a durable, dimpled high-density polyethylene material that provides a space between the walls and wet soil from the back-filled excavation area. The dimpling is installed toward the wall to provide an air space which allows any water to drain away from the foundation and directly to the weeping tile. Moulding strips along the top of the membrane help affix it to the wall and provide a tight seal. Any other seams are sealed with caulking.
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Step 7

Installation of New Weeping Tile with Filter

In order to provide a place for the water to go, new weeping tile will need to be installed. Current technologies have created stronger, more efficient materials for weeping tile. We’ll install a perforated plastic style that is covered with a filter sock to prevent sand and debris from clogging the tile. Gravel is placed around the tile for protection and improved drainage. Then, 10 inches of gravel is installed with a filter fabric on top to prevent silting and increase the life expectancy of the system.
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Step 8

Back-filling and Grading

The final step in the basement waterproofing process requires back-filling or pushing the dirt back into the excavated area. A compactor is used to tamp the earth tightly to the foundation. Care must be used to avoid damaging underground utilities and gas lines. A layer of topsoil will complete the project with the finish grade being sloped away from the house.

We Are Toronto's Top Rated Basement Waterproofing Experts

With a 5.0 rating on Google, it’s clear our trusted customers always get the Royal treatment. Read some of the many great reviews we have received for our waterproofing and underpinning services. We’re happy when our customers are happy.

Our Clients Trust Us. So Can You.

Egor Anikeev
Egor Anikeev
2024-05-07
I had a back flow preventer done py Oleg and Piotr. They were punctual, very nice and did an amazing job!
Balu Mahendra Pasala
Balu Mahendra Pasala
2024-04-23
Great work. Anatoliy provided clear explanation of the estimate and the team did a remarkable work in treating our damp basement. Job site was left tidy. I would definitely recommend Royal Work.
Nikki Overmars
Nikki Overmars
2024-04-22
Anatoliy provided a highly competitive quote for repairing two window wells. On the scheduled work day, Vasyl and Volodia arrived promptly at 8:30 a.m. and immediately began working. They did an excellent job repairing the wells while also ensuring the surrounding areas were adequately protected. Furthermore, their careful attention to detail was clear in the cleanup they did afterward. I am thoroughly impressed by their work ethic and the quality of their craftsmanship. Without hesitation, I would recommend them to anyone I know! Thank you!
Marion Pais
Marion Pais
2024-04-15
Excellent work. Came on time and finished on time.
David DZ
David DZ
2024-04-13
I have done my basement water proofing with Royal Work. Amazing company. Quality of work and professional team. Anatoliy gave me a sweet deal with best price.
Gillian Stecyk
Gillian Stecyk
2024-04-13
Anatolyi and Alex did a superb job. Excellent work, as promised. Finished perfectly and ahead of schedule. Would recommend without hesitation.

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