Nusite Waterproofing has been serving Mississauga for over 30 years. We provide a free, no obligation, inspection and written estimate. We will also conduct a walkthrough with you, showing the cause of your water leak as well as available options when it comes to repairs.
When it comes to waterproofing your basement, it may be difficult to judge whether you need to address a small water leak in your home and when it is appropriate to hire a professional waterproofing contractor to waterproof your basement. Nusite Waterproofing offers a range of interior and exterior basement waterpoofing solutions in Mississauga.
There are a couple things you should consider before making a decision regarding waterproofing:
Intended Basement Use: What are you planning to use your basement for? If the space is very small and not fit for living, then waterproofing may not be a big concern, unless mold starts to become an issue. On the other hand, if you plan to use your basement as an extension of your home, waterproofing is something that you should certainly consider. Most basements are built partially or fully beneath the ground level. This means that they regularly allow groundwater in unless correctly designed and maintained. When water or dampness gets into your basement, mildew and mold are quick to follow. Since basements are not designed to be permanently damp, the structure of your basement can start to weaken.
Extent of the Leak: The second factor that you have to consider when deciding whether to waterproof your basement is the extent of the leak. Mississauga has a mix of old and new homes but both are susceptible to water leaks. A wet basement is usually caused by extra water pressure (from heavy rain or melting snow) being pushed through any existing cracks in your home’s foundation. This can cause major structural damage to the foundation of your home and will contribute to moisture related problems, like mold and decay. Insufficient waterproofing of exterior walls during construction, cracks caused by expansion and contraction due to outside temperature changes, and openings created to allow access for water pipes and cables can allow moisture to seep through basement walls and floors. A general rule to keep in mind is that if the leak is small, it can usually be fixed from the inside; if the leak is extensive, an exterior method is usually more suitable.
If Have a Basement Leak: Call Nusite Waterproofing today at 416-622-7000 for a free in-home estimate and inspection or you can contact us here. We offer a variety of different basement waterproofing and wet basement solutions in Mississauga depending on your specific issue. The Nusite team is trained in using various moisture and leak detection tools to determine the source of your issue. We don’t just tell you that you have a leak – our tools provide an accurate assessment, which ensures that you are not overlooking any problems in your Mississauga home. Additionally, we offer 24 hour emergency service in Mississauga for flooded basement and foundation issues.
Summary: The correct waterproofing solution depends on the extent of your leak and what you are planning to use your basement for. Nusite waterproofing can, especially if you have a significant leak and intend to use your basement as an extension of your space. Never ignore the symptoms of a wet basement, as they only worsen over time; take advantage of our free inspection and estimate.