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If you have water coming into your North York basement, you may be wondering when things are serious enough to call in a basement waterproofing company to help you. While it is true some repairs can be done by the do-it-yourself methods, other problems require expertise and special treatment. Nusite Waterproofing has repaired over 300 homes in North York and can provide a free in-home estimate and inspection so you will know the source of your leaks as well as the cost and options to repair it.
Here are a few points to consider when deciding whether you need help:
What Will The Basement Be Used For?
A little water in a small space that is rarely used may not be a problem, unless mold appears. Mold is a serious health risk as the spores can contaminate the air you breathe and should always be eliminated.
However, most of us want to use every square foot of our home and our basement can provide valuable space if it is developed. Water in the basement poses a definite problem in this case as you cannot build over wet areas. Your basement is built below ground level, and if there is moisture there it is a strong indication that you have water leakage. Groundwater is forcing its’ way into the basement through cracks in the foundation. The amount will depend on factors such as rain, snow and property grading. Once water is in the basement, mold and mildew can start to develop. Homes in North York may have permanently damp basements and even deterioration of the foundation itself over time. Waterproofing will likely be required.
How Badly Is The Basement Leaking?
If you only see a very small puddle in the basement once in a while, you may be able to correct it with a commercial product. These types of leaks can sometimes be patched from the inside. However, if you discover large puddles of water after a heavy rain or during warm weather when snow is melting, you will probably need help. These types of leaks most likely need to be fixed from the outside as the water is being pushed through the foundation onto the basement floor. If an outside fix is not available, then creating an indoor weeping tile system inside you basement to manage water flow is your next best bet. Water can get in if there was never an adequate moisture barrier installed in the first place, or the foundation has weakened over time due to expansion and contraction.
Ignoring substantial moisture in the basement of your North York home is never a good idea. Moisture-related problems, such as mold and mildew, are serious enough, but structural decay and expensive repair bills may also follow. In this case, an exterior waterproofing method is recommended.
What Are My Options?
We will be happy to visit your home to give you a free inspection and estimate. Nusite has years of experience and we are experts in identifying the source of your water problem. We can offer you avariety of different basement waterproofing and wet basement solutions. Call us today at 416-622-7000 for an accurate assessment. We use state-of-the art tools that identify the source of the water entering the basement of your North York home. We also offer a 24 hour emergency service in case of flood or foundation problems.
Please remember that ignoring moisture in your North York home could cost you a lot more money in the future. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by finding out where the water is coming into your basement and what can be done. Long-term leakage promotes the growth of mold and mildew and can weaken your basement’s structural integrity. If patching a leak on the inside of your basement does not solve the problem, contact us and take advantage of our free inspection and estimate.