At Direct Waterproofing we offer a full range of top quality exterior waterproofing services, designed to meet your individual requirements, and to repair the damp problems of your home for good.
Exterior waterproofing is a permanent solution which works from the outside of your property, to prevent any water from breaching the external walls of your foundations. This is a highly effective approach to damp problems, because it means that water does not even reach your home.
Your property is guarded from damp using highly effective waterproofing materials, which are expertly installed by our team of professionals in Ontario.
Hydrostatic pressure can cause your home structural damage, and can also allow damp to enter your property. Cracks and gaps in your walls and windows can also be a point of entry. Every home is affected differently by damp, according to the environment and the state of the foundations.
At Direct Waterproofing, we offer a free consultation, which allows us to assess the conditions of your home, and suggest the potential solutions that are available to you. If you decide that the benefits of exterior waterproofing are well worth it, then we offer a full waterproofing service which can provide protection for your external foundation walls, along with several other options to improve your home.
The main exterior waterproofing solution that we offer involves providing a sort of waterproof jacket for the foundations of your home. Using highly waterproof materials, we install the added layers of protection, which will prevent any damp from entering the exterior walls of the building. This provides a lasting solution that also supports the structural integrity of the building.
The procedure for our main exterior waterproofing solution is as follows:
We excavate around your property, down to the weeping tile pipe. The actual depth can vary depending on the elevation of the building, but is usually between 4 and 8 feet.
Next, we clean and power blast the wall, to expose the concrete or brickwork that comprises your exterior walls. We can then check for any gaps or structural cracks.
With the walls exposed, and the cracks identified, next comes the fundamental repairs to the foundations. We chisel out any defected areas, and apply hydraulic cement to any crevices. This then expands, and provides restoration and protection for your existing walls.
Next we apply aquabloc, a special material that provides structural stability, and has low permeability. The stone is specially designed to block the movement of water, and so will add a highly effective waterproofing layer to your home.
We don’t stop with just one layer of aquabloc. We apply the yellow jacket to hold the material firmly in place, followed by another layer of aquabloc. This provides dual protection, ensuring that no water will ever reach your true exterior wall.
The final layer of waterproof protection is in the form of a delta membrane and accompanying drainage system. This allows ground water to channel away from your home, and relieves the building of hydrostatic pressure, ensuring its long term integrity. This layer takes pressure off the waterproof materials beneath, and helps the work to last for a lifetime. The membrane and drainage are covered with a thick coating of gravel to maximize the drainage.
The area is backfilled to the original level, and your garden and yard restored. We never leave a job incomplete, and once we have finished you will never have to worry about damp again!
Depending on where the leak or damp is coming from, your property may also require additional services in order to benefit from maximum protection.
As well as offering full waterproofing for your exterior foundation walls, we can also use drainage systems and other techniques to keep water away from your home in the first place. We will analyze and discuss this with you during the consultation phase.
Some of the extra exterior waterproofing services that we offer include:
Water can build up in pools around near-grade basement windows, and can leak through window sills. If this is the case, then Direct Waterproofing can modify or install a new window well, which ensures rain water falls beneath the window sill and then is effectively drained away from your home. We can install vertical weeping tiles to waterproof this exposed area, and provide gravel and drainage, so your windows will never leak again.
When water pools against your home it can cause structural problems and extra pressure, and when it pools in your yard it can cause erosion and look a mess too. Outdoor drainage systems are highly effective solutions for ensuring surface and ground water is never left to gather against your home or in your yard. Among the most effective are french drains, which are drain pipe systems which are landscaped into your home. They are particularly effective if your home is surrounded by slopes, and accumulates more water as a result.
Sometimes simple solutions can have a big impact on your home. Nothing is more unappealing than a broken or leaky guttering system, or one which slopes and causes water to build up in a certain area. Faulty gutters can be the cause of problem areas of damp. Sometimes all it takes is for the gutters to be unblocked, and other times you might need new ones. Direct Waterproofing can make sure your guttering systems serve their purpose and keep water away from your home.
If you are suffering from damp and mold problems, damage to your foundations, or you simply want to protect your home for the future, contact Direct Waterproofing today. All of our exterior waterproofing services come with a 25 year warranty, so you can be comfortable that you don’t have to worry about water in your home for a long time to come.