Waterproofing is an effective way to protect your foundation. Moisture can weaken and destroy the foundation of any building over a long period of time. Whether it comes from flooding, drainage problems, leaks, high humidity, or any other source, waterproofing your foundation can keep moisture from seeping in and doing serious damage to it. You can have your foundation thoroughly waterproofed, which can save you thousands of dollars in repairs and prevent the many major problems water damage can cause use to your building’s foundation.
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Protection During Inclement Weather:
Heavy rain and melting snow can cause lots of water to seep into your foundation. Often,
it can cause there to be standing or flowing water on and around your foundation for days on end. If your foundation is not waterproofed, all that water around it for a long time can have a negative effect, leading to serious structural damage. However, if you have the foundation of your home or business waterproofed, water won’t be able to penetrate the foundation and weaken it. Rainstorms, snowstorms, and other types of inclement weather events can happen all year round. If your foundation is waterproofed, it will be better protected from water damage.
No matter if your commercial or residential property is brand new or several years old, leaks can occur at the most inconvenient time. Whether it is a leaking water pipe or a clogged or damaged sewer pipe, leaks can send water and other types of moisture flowing into your foundation unabated. Waterproofing your foundation can make it impervious to any type of moisture from leaks in your water and sewer pipes. If you have sinks that overflow and commodes that backup and spill onto your basement floors time after time, you want to make sure your home or business will be able to withstand that moisture and leaking pipes. Waterproofing your foundation is a wise, cost-effective step.
Moisture From High Humidity:
The level of humidity in a home or business can create moisture that negatively impacts the building’s foundation. Buildings develop high humidity and high moisture levels for many reasons. The building’s design, construction materials used, insulation, vapour retarder use, how airtight the property is, and the exterior temperature and surrounding climate can all contribute to the high humidity levels. High humidity means moisture is constantly flowing into the foundation, weakening it. Waterproofing your foundation can prevent erosion and help your building remain strong for many years to come.