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A small leaking basement can eventually lead to thousands of dollars in repairs. Water in a basement, over time can lead to erosions of the foundation, damage to the basement and even mold.
Nusite Waterproofing serves York Region and the Aurora area. We specialize in residential waterproofing as well as foundation repair. We have been service Aurora for over 30 years and have maintained an A+ rating with the BBB for over 30 years.
The Onset of Mold
Very small leaks or dampness in the basement may not be a big deal and may be handled as a DIY project. But if mold and mildew invade the area you should be concerned since things could get serious. Not only can mold and mildew cause damage to your home they can also cause health problems if you end up breathing them in. Once mold and mildew set in you may need professional experienced help to find the right solution.
Basement Leaks in a Finished Basement
If you have a finished basement and is used as a family recreational room or an office you should also be a little concerned if you have dampness or a leak in it. Once moisture gets into the area you won’t be able to build over it and mold and mildew will begin to add up. Most basement leaks originate from a leak in the home’s foundation since the rooms are built under the ground level where water can build up. If there are any crevices or cracks down there, the water will usually find them and force its way into the home.
Melting ice and snow and rainwater usually make up the groundwater and homes in Aurora are usually the recipients of harsh winters. In addition, the water can find an easier route into the home if the grading around it is poorly laid out. In this case, the water ends up forming pools around the foundation and a false water table. If your basement is constantly damp, it’s a good idea to contact a professional waterproofing company such as Nusite to have it looked at before the foundation can deteriorate. We’ll give you our opinion on the matter and let you know how bad the leak is and if you can fix it yourself.
Exterior and Interior Waterproofing
If there are puddles of water in the basement though, it could require special equipment to repair the leak. Bigger leaks generally need to be fixed from the outsider while smaller ones can usually be repaired from inside the building. When the leak is treated from the outside the water pressure will push against the treatment and into the cracks and crevices in the foundation. If the treatment is handled inside, the treatment will be pushed away due to the water pressure.
Whatever you decide to do about a leaky basement it’s always better to deal with it sooner rather than later so mold and mildew don’t lead to structural decay. If this happens, it will end up being a bigger and more expensive problem to solve. Nusite Waterproofing serves Aurora and can conduct an on-site inspection and free written estimate. We use the most updated tools and techniques to make sure your basement is properly waterproofed.
For a free inspection and estimate please feel free to call us at your convenience at 416-622-7000. We also offer basement drain and provide pump sump and basement-lowering services. Remember, the best way to save money and time and insure yourself against a leaky basement is to be proactive and deal with it before it becomes a major issue.