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Waterproofing Your Basement Foundation

Waterproofing a foundation requires surface treatment and a drain pipe. Waterproofing and damp-proofing are not the same solution! Waterproofing is a permanent solution, requiring concrete treatment methods to the foundation wall itself. At Solage Solide we focus on providing long lasting waterproofing solutions that provide you with peace of mind for the years to come. There are various waterproofing techniques and solutions available on the market, we offer a wide array of solutions and products to ensure the right solution is being applied every time.

“Waterproofing keeps out both moisture and water, making it one of the most effective lines of defense against basement wall moisture problems!”

Waterproofing vs Damp-Proofing Your Basement Foundation

Yes there is a big difference between the two solutions when deciding on waterproofing your basement! Foundation damp-proofing is generally done during the construction phase to meet minimal building code standards. Damp-proofing makes use of a moisture-resistant material consisting of hot liquid asphalt and rubber coating with an insulating panel. The problem is that although damp-proofing is moisture resistant, it will not provide you with complete protection from water. Damp-proofing is only applied internally and water can still pass through the foundation externally.

Foundation waterproofing on the other hand will stop water seepage (due to the rise and fall of ground water under the concrete), preventing water from penetrating the basement slab. Foundation waterproofing systems are applied externally so that water is prevented from penetrating through the foundation.

If you’re not sure whether your home or business property has been damp-proofed or properly waterproofed, it’s something that should be addressed sooner than later. Call us today for your free waterproofing info session!

Waterproofing Foundation Solutions

Waterproofing solutions come in two basic options, interior and exterior.

1. Interior Foundation Waterproofing

The internal method is determined based on the following two main areas of concern;

1) The area cannot be addressed from the exterior due to confined space or no access.

2) The water problem is occurring due to ground water under the concrete slab rising, causing the water to penetrate through the foundation wall and/or floor.

“Basement waterproofing Is the key to preventing mold and promoting air quality!”

One of the mistakes many home owners make regarding water or dampness in their basement is that they tend to let the problem worsen until the timing becomes more convenient to address it. It is important to note that water damage worsens with time, potentially requiring mold remediation specialists. Waiting not only increases the costs of repairing such damages but may also effect your health.

Common Causes Of Interior Basement Moisture

2. Exterior Foundation Waterproofing

Waterproofing the exterior foundation walls will give you a structurally sound foundation and eliminate the amount of deterioration that will occur on your foundation walls. The solutions provided by Solage Solide will strengthen your homes foundation, as water can weaken the structures base and cause settlement in your foundation, causing interior cracks and shifting of the floors.

Common Causes Of Exterior Foundation Repairs

  • Water buildup near window wells
  • Block or brick foundation
  • Joint leaks

Common Waterproofing Foundation Solutions

  • Liquid/Acrylic based cement mixture products
  • Liquid membranes
  • Sheet membranes
  • Concrete built-up systems

Call The Experts For Your Foundation and Basement Waterproofing System!

Solage Solide has access to various waterproofing systems to meet the needs of your foundation and basement. No one waterproofing solution is used in all applications, depending on various factors you may require a combination of specific repairs to get the job done right the first time. We focus on providing you with the right solution that will provide a lifetime guaranteed solution. 

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