Why Does This Happen?
Building materials such as concrete, masonry, brick, and mortar, can contain salts and minerals. When a lot of water gets into the materials, the salts can be dissolved, and then are carried by the water towards the surface of the brick. When the water reaches the surface, the water dissolves, and leaves deposits of salt.
In order for efflorescence to occur, there must be enough salts in the building materials, and there must be enough moisture to cause the salts to dissolve. Therefore, an interior wall with efflorescence is a sure sign of a leaky or damp basement, and even efflorescence on exterior walls can be a sign of trouble.
Direct Waterproofing offer a full range of basement waterproofing solutions in order to tackle any problem. We can make sure water doesn’t find its way into your foundation walls, preventing efflorescence as well as any water damage. You can choose from interior and exterior waterproofing solutions, all with a 25 year warranty.
With over 25 years experience fixing basement leaks, Direct Waterproofing are the experts to contact in Ontario. Contact Direct Waterproofing today to find out more, or to arrange a free consultation.
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