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No homeowner wants to venture down the stairs and into their basement and be greeted by puddles of water and/or mold and mildew. This is why it’s important to make sure you investigate and type of dampness or leak in your basement area. Ignoring the problem won’t dry up your basement and stop the leak and this is why it’s recommended that you seek help from professionals to get their opinion on the matter.
Nusite Waterproofing serves Oakville and the surrounding Halton area. We specialize in basement waterproofing, foundation repair and basement lowering. We provide free, on-site inspections and free estimates. We have been serving the area for over 30 years and have a BBB A+ rating.
When To Call a Waterproofing Company
In some instances, such as minor leaks, you may be able to make the repairs yourself. However, if the leak is quite significant you may need special equipment and expertise to fix the damage and this is where a company such as Nusite can help you out. If your basement is finished and being used for living space then it’s especially important to have any leaks looked into. There could be more water or moisture behind the walls or coming into the room from below and the source needs to be found and stopped as soon as possible.
Long Term Water Problems Leads To Mold
Once your basement becomes damp it doesn’t take long for mold and mildew to form and start to take over. Along with doing some serious damage to your furniture and home the mold and mildew is hazardous to your health if it’s breathed in through the air. Rainfall and melting snow and ice is usually the root of a leaky basement in an Oakville basement, finding its way through cracks and defects in the foundation. It forms into groundwater under the home and seeps into it via cracks and crevices. Water can also enter the home if the property grading slopes towards the building.
Foundations of Homes Built in Oakville
Oakville homes are often built on porous soil and it can soak up the water like a sponge at times. This could erode the home’s foundation over time and you may need exterior waterproofing to keep your basement dry and free from leaks. If the basement is unfinished and there’s just a minimum amount of moisture or water heave a rainfall of thaw then you may be able to fix the problem with a good commercial product such as a moisture barriers. This is a thick paint-type solution which can be used to seal small foundation flaws.
There’s a lot of pressure behind water and if there’s no resistance it can easily make its way into your home. Therefore, if you’re finding pools of water in the basement a commercial product won’t be strong enough to fight it off. Large leaks need to be repaired from outside of the home and it’s a good idea to have an experienced, licensed and insured company such as Nusite Waterproofing to inspect the problem. This will make sure you don’t suffer any structural decay and aren’t hit by costly repair bills in the future.
Nusite Waterproofing serves Oakville and can conduct a free on-site inspection and provide a written estimate by one of our waterproofing professionals. If you need repairs done we’ll let you know and give you a guaranteed written estimate. The Nusite team has all of the tools and experience needed to repair any type of basement leak with a variety of different and highly-effective methods. If you’re basement is leaking or you need a professional opinion on structural work, sump pumps and/or basement lowering, please feel free to contact us at 416-622-7000 or fill in our website form.