Which basement waterproofing system is best?

A wet basement can cause a lot of problems for homeowners, from mold growth and structural damage to health risks and decreased property value. That’s why it’s important to invest in a basement waterproofing system to keep your home leaky basement. However, with so many different types of systems available, it can be challenging to determine which one is the best fit for your needs. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most popular basement waterproofing systems and help you decide which one is right for you. RCC Waterproofing offers all of these waterproofing services and you can inquire about any of these topics further or even book a free estimate and consultation with one of our waterproofing experts.

Exterior Waterproofing System

An exterior waterproofing system is one of the most comprehensive solutions to basement waterproofing. This system involves excavating the soil around your foundation walls and applying a waterproofing membrane to the exterior walls. This membrane prevents water from penetrating the walls and entering your basement. Exterior waterproofing systems also include the installation of outdoor under-the-ground drainage tiles, which direct water away from the foundation and prevent it from accumulating around your home. While an exterior waterproofing system can be expensive and disruptive to install, it is often the most effective long-term solution for preventing leaky basement situations.


Interior Waterproofing System

An interior waterproofing system is another popular solution for basement waterproofing. This system involves installing a drainage system around the perimeter of your basement, which collects water and directs it to a sump pump. The sump pump then pumps the water out of your basement and away from your home. Interior waterproofing systems are less expensive and less disruptive to install than exterior systems, but they only address water that has already entered your basement. If you have significant water intrusion issues or want to prevent water from entering your basement entirely, an exterior system may be a better option.

Basement Crack Injection

If you have a small crack in your basement wall, basement crack injection may be a viable option for waterproofing. This system involves injecting an epoxy or polyurethane material into the crack, which seals it and prevents water from entering your basement. Basement crack injection is a relatively inexpensive and easy solution, but it is not effective for larger cracks or for preventing water intrusion from other areas of your basement.


In conclusion, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to basement waterproofing. The best system for you will depend on your specific needs and budget. If you have significant water intrusion issues or want to prevent water from entering your basement entirely, an exterior waterproofing system may be the most effective solution. If you have a smaller budget or less severe water intrusion issues, an interior waterproofing system, or a basement crack injection may be viable options. It’s important to consult with a professional basement waterproofing company like RCC Waterproofing to determine which solution is best for your home.

RCC Waterproofing and Foundation Repairs has been servicing Ontario customers for over 100 years. Their repairs have outlived lifetime warranties by at least two times. The company provides professionally trained sales representatives to view, assess and quote on repairs. The installers are employees of RCC and most have long term working relationships. RCC carries full insurance including WSIB coverage and HST registration.

RCC Waterproofing offers:
  • A Lifetime Waterproofing Guarantee!
  • 24-hour emergency services for Ontario residences
  • Fully trained technical sales representatives to view, assess and quote the repair
  • Over 100 years of third-generation family success both in products and services and superb warranty
  • Full-service options, providing either exterior or interior repairs depending on issues, location, and structure
  • A successful record of servicing over 75,000 customers

To learn more, contact RCC Waterproofing at 416-747-1920 or Toll-Free 1-888-766-2071 or Contact RCC for a Free Inspection