Toronto Interior Basement Waterproofing – Internal Solution

Interior waterproofing, also known as internal waterproofing, is the best way to address a damp or wet basement since it seals leaks that originate from the interior of your home. When your basement gets wet and damp, it’s best to have internal waterproofing done since mold and mildew can grow there and create odors and bacteria that can be harmful to your health. This is an additional waterproofing solution that will help with the hydrostatic pressure buildup that causes a damp basement.

The materials utilized in the waterproofing procedure include an internal air-gap drainage membrane, drainage tile (weeping tile), drainage tile connecting pieces, 3/4-inch gravel, and cement.

Interior Waterproofing Benefits

The internal system method may be the best option depending on these 3 reasons:

  1. The location is too tiny or difficult to get to from the outside.
  2. Hydrostatic pressure, which happens when groundwater beneath the concrete slab rises and falls and permits water to infiltrate through the basement slab or the place where the wall meets the floor, is the actual source of the water problem rather than a foundation leak. This groundwater may also be a sign that there was an underground stream present when the home was built.
  3. Living areas may be finished at a reasonable cost using the Internal System.

Basement Waterproofing Is the Key To Preventing Mold and Promoting Air Quality

If mold develops in your home, it might become a serious problem. The inhabitants of your home may have health problems as a result of mould, which also gradually ruins the area it inhabits.

Apart from causing irritation and potentially posing a risk, molds can also generate allergens, which are molecules that cause allergic reactions. Anybody who comes into contact with or inhales mold spores may develop allergies.

Patients with bronchitis are particularly vulnerable to mold development and poor indoor air quality. Mold grows because of minute spores found in both indoor and outdoor air that are undetectable to the naked eye. If there is mold on a wet surface, it may begin to grow within. Moisture from dust or water is all that is required for mold to grow. Because it is so widely dispersed, when it comes into touch with moisture, dust can begin to form within. That should give you some idea of the risks associated with having a damp or wet basement.

Homeowners frequently make the mistake of waiting until a more convenient time to address issues related to water or moisture in their basements. It might be a very expensive mistake! Water damage ages badly, and you don’t want to allow mold to develop. In the long term, treating it and any associated health issues will cost you more money if it manifests.

If you suspect you may have mold in your home, the term “mould remediation,” which means “fixing a mold problem,” will likely come up when you start your research. It would be wise to seek the advice of a skilled inspector as mould usually goes undetected until it has reached a more advanced stage. Certified mold specialists will be ready to tackle mold in the home and will be informed on the newest products, procedures, and regulations.

Few would argue that the best way to stop mould from forming in your home is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Therefore, get any moisture or water-related issues fixed or investigated as soon as you become aware of them.


Interior Drainage System Steps

The floor is broken around the perimeter in which the system is needed approx 6 to 10 inches away from the foundation wall.

Concrete is then removed and the trench is dug out to accommodate the 3 inch

Perforated weeping tile is installed

The weeping tile is installed and must be connected to a discharge such as a sump pump or a floor drain.

Then a dimpled sheet of drainage membrane is installed on the interior exposed wall where the system has been installed.

We then install a layer of ¾ clear gravel over the weeping tile to gain maximum drainage to the tile.

Once the membrane and gravel are installed this will allow any water from above grade or below grade to drain in the system installed.

Then a layer of concrete is installed over the exposed trench that will finish the floor back to its original level.


Common Exterior Leak Problems

Floor and Wall

Internal waterproofing may divert water input to the proper location by providing drainage within your home. The main benefit of installing an internal waterproofing system is that it can prevent water from seeping through the wall and beneath the footing.

By draining away any basement walls that are being penetrated, our drainage membrane forms an impermeable barrier between your wall and living area. Your basement floor may have leaks and moist areas from water that has seeped beneath the foundation; this floor will also be protected by the drainage board and drained through recently fitted weeping tiles.

Sump Pump

The main component of any waterproofing system is a location to remove the water from the system. If there are no alternative drainage options or if the current drainage system is clogged, your expert may suggest a sump pump. A hole dug out of your basement is the lowest point of your waterproofing system. Because of a high-quality plastic liner installed inside that permits gravity drainage, water can enter the pit.

The buildup of water is detected by the trigger of a sump pump, which pushes water out of the sump pit and onto the outside of the home. We exclusively use the best pumps and plumbing supplies, and we also provide battery-operated backup pumps that will continue to function in the event that your electricity is cut out. Get your salesman to explain how the City of Toronto is now offering a subsidy, which may save you up to $1750 on sump pump installations.