Waterproofing

Water is, without a doubt, the most vital element to human existence. However, it is also a homeowner’s worst nightmare, primarily when it is found in the wrong places. Because the weather in Toronto, Mississauga, and other parts of the Greater Toronto Area can vary throughout the year, it is best to keep your home safe and protected by waterproofing it.

What is waterproofing? It is the process of protecting your property’s structure, whether residential or commercial, by making it resistant to water penetration. There are several types of waterproofing methods. These include the cementitious, liquid, polyurethane liquid membrane, bituminous coating, and bituminous membrane waterproofing.  

There are several causes why some parts of the house become wet, such as:

  • Faulty drain pipes
  • Alkali flat land
  • Foundation and wall cracks from the constant change in weather
  • Water in the surroundings

The most common areas that need to be waterproofed are those that are usually exposed to water, such as basements, kitchens, bathrooms, decks, balconies, and roofs. As concrete gets exposed to weather changes, it shrinks and creates a space where water can seep through. Therefore, it is essential to have your home waterproofed to keep it in excellent shape. 

Below are reasons why waterproofing is essential:

Waterproofing creates a safe and healthy home environment.

When water begins to seep into cracks and crevices, molds, and mildew start to build up within 24 to 48 hours. Damp areas become breeding grounds for a variety of respiratory infections and breathing problems. Therefore, by waterproofing your home, you are not only protecting your property, but you are also safeguarding your family’s health and well-being.

Waterproofing can reduce the likelihood of flooding.

Even the smallest leak can eventually lead to flooding when it is left untreated. By waterproofing the walls of your home, you can prevent this from happening. Some cracks cannot be seen by the naked eye, especially those in the basement or foundation.

Waterproofing protects your property’s overall structural integrity.

Water can damage the structural integrity of concrete when it is exposed for a very long time. It affects the joints and edges where the wall and the floor meet. Most of the time, these areas are not always seen, and the damage, unfortunately, can only be noticed when leaks and flooding occur.

Waterproofing can save you money in the long run.

While the cost of waterproofing can seem like a big blow to your construction project, it can actually save you a lot in the future. Almost 30% of insurance claims are related to water damage, and water leaks are not an exemption. 

Also, by waterproofing your home, you are protecting yourself from future expenses when it comes to leak repairs and wall repainting projects.

Waterproofing lessens electricity consumption.

It is a well-known fact that damp air requires a lot more energy to heat or cool. An overworked heating and cooling system can increase your electricity consumption by up to 15% every year. This is equivalent to almost $350.

Waterproofing promotes long-term comfort.

More than the amount of money that you save, knowing that your house is waterproofed gives you the peace through at night without the fear of leaks, bubbled wall paint, weeping tiles, or worse, flooding in the most unexpected areas.

Equally important to having your home waterproofed is choosing the right contractors to do the job. When hiring a waterproofing expert, it is best if they are licensed and insured. It is also a plus if they are available 24/7, such as the DrainRooter Plumbing

Our  Toronto-based company offers a variety of waterproofing services that are of great help to your residential homes & properties. These include:

DrainRooter Plumbing provides excellent waterproofing services to various parts of the Greater Toronto Area, including: Mississauga, Toronto, North York, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, Etobicoke, Woodbridge, Streetsville, Milton, Hamilton, Markham, Milton, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Downtown Toronto.

In conclusion, proper waterproofing done by licensed and insured master plumbers is the best way to go. It is your property’s first line of defense when it comes to structural integrity and overall value. 

Also, it is advised that having your property checked regularly helps in detecting small cracks before they cause significant damage to your valuables. And what could be a better way to prevent water issues from happening than enlisting the help of skilled waterproofing experts? With their expertise and modern equipment, you can be sure that no cracks can go unnoticed and therefore left not repaired.

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