If your home has a block foundation that is not properly waterproofed, a wet, dank basement can result.
In-ground hydrostatic pressure leads to water pressure pushing against the foundation wall from the exterior. Cracks in the concrete block along with mortar lines allow water to penetrate, leading to a wet basement.
We apply an exterior foundation coating and drainage board. This forces water down to a filtered weeping tile installed along the footing of the building, packed in three-quarter-inch clear gravel. Water is then carried through the weeping system and removed from the building envelope by the sump pump.
- Floor joist
- Block foundation wall
- Original basement slab
- Exterior facade
- Hydrostatic / water pressure
- Drainage board anchors
- Foundation coating with air gap drainage board
- Clear 3/4-inch stone
- Filtered 4-inch weeping tile
For more information on Waterproofing – Block Foundations, or for an expert diagnosis on your wet basement or foundation problem in Ontario, call us at 1-905-304-0739 or email us.