Why Does This Happen?
Cove joint seepage usually occurs due to hydrostatic pressure. This is where ground water along your foundation walls and underneath your floor rises, and seeps upwards. Water takes the path of least resistance, and so if it comes into contact with your floors and foundations it will look for a way in.
The cove joint provides a point of entry for the water, as it is easier than moving through the solid concrete. This is why you might find that large amounts of water come through, especially after heavy rainfall or floods.
Usually, inadequate drainage is the main reason why you are experiencing this problem.
A delta membrane will help to channel the water from the cove joint to the drains, relieving pressure, while still giving an aesthetically pleasing finish. A sump pump may be used to enhance the setup.
Exterior drainage aims to channel water away from your home from the outside, and can be incredibly effective for negating pressure, and stopping water from even reaching your drains and floors. It requires excavation, and is therefore more expensive, but exterior waterproofing is the ultimate solution.
We also take care to repair any cracks or foundation damage that might have resulted from the wall and floor joints leaking.
Direct Waterproofing have over 25 years experience keeping Ontario’s basements dry and comfortable. We can solve your cove joint seepage, or any basement damp or leak problem. Contact us today to find out more, or arrange a free consultation and take the first step to a permanently dry basement.
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