Your basement may be showing signs of water intrusion if it feels humid, produces a musky/moldy smell, or visible moisture spots. These signs are more common in spring and fall as rain water and snow runoff create water pools underneath and surrounding your home. Under the right conditions, the water pools build up pressure and permeate concrete, sometimes causing cracks or visible moisture spots.
Here is a diagram of a typical basement water intrusion:
The good news is that these leaks can be prevented with a Basement Waterproofing System. The membrane is usually installed on the exterior of the foundation but can also be applied on the inside of the basement. There are also additional measures that can be taken to foolproof the basement by creating underground channels for water runoff. At Canadian Rooter we take care of all of the above and our highly skilled team can waterproof your basement and solve those leaks once and for all. By using proven technologies and latest equipment, all of our projects are done on time, with highest quality, and the best part - at very affordable rates!
Waterproofing Foundation and Replacement of Clay Pipes
“Very professional and quick! We had a flood in our basement and found out it was the result of sewer back up and foundation leek. These guys came in right away and started working immediately. They were extremely neat and tidy; they showed up at 7:30am and didn't leave until 7pm. There is now no leaking at all and I would very highly recommend using them!”
“The Canadian Rooter crew came into my house to fix existing waterproofing that was made wrong. Foreman explained to me everything that was done wrongfully, and promised to do the job right and on time. He also understood my situation, and expenses that I had to suffer, and didn't charge me as much, as in other estimates. The guys did their job very professionally; they organized their time properly, and left their place clean after they left. THANK YOU Canadian Rooter!!!”
“Water was coming into the bedroom of my furnished short term rental income property. It was important to get it fixed quickly between guests. I did not want to dig up the front of the house at the beginning of our busiest season. Canadian Rooter responded quickly and gave me the best quote and the fastest service! I picked them from a newspaper ad and was a bit dubious. They did tell me that the best way was to dig from the outside, but I could not do that at this time of year. The crew was great, very clean. Walter, the foreman, kept in communication. They were professional and provided me with licensing papers. The work was done quickly and looks very good. They had to dig down through the basement concrete floor which necessitated removing drywall, studs, insulation. They installed weeping tiles, a strong membrane, redirected a problem drain. They do not replace drywall and studs, etc., but referred me to Ivan, a carpenter/handyman colleague who is doing an excellent job as well. Great service! I would highly recommend Canadian Rooter and will use them again. In my furnished rental business, I am often asked if I know good trades people. I will use this site for referrals! I did not know it existed until now. Thanks a lot!”
Waterproofing after Broken Main Pipe
“From the initial visit great care was taken in finding out where the water was coming from and it was difficult to find. Once found, they took the time to explain what was needed and address all questions/concerns thoroughly. The crew led by Andrew was very impressive, they worked hard did a thorough job, completed the job on time, and left the site in good and tidy order. Bottom line, the outside pipe was replaced and our basement is dry! I will call them again without any hesitation for any future plumbing issues that may arise.”