Foundation Waterproofing

The integrity of any structure’s foundation is critical to upholding. A compromised foundation can create significant problems for the rest of the building. The bulk of foundation issues stems from water. Wet soil underneath the foundation can cause the foundation to swell or weaken.

A key way to ensure that water is kept away from the concrete in your foundation is through exterior foundation waterproofing and making sure that water is drained away from concrete foundations.

Summit Drain has over 10 years of experience in waterproofing foundations and is dedicated to quality work. We don’t believe in cutting corners and our customers rave about our outstanding customer service and craftsmanship.

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Basement Waterproofing in Ottawa

Basement waterproofing is the process of preventing water from entering your home through the basement. Waterproofing your basement is important, as it can help keep your home dry and prevent water damage. There are many different basement waterproofing services available, so it is important to find the right one for your home.

If you are looking for a reliable and experienced basement waterproofing company, then look no further than Summit Drain Ottawa. We have over 20 years of experience in the industry, and we are dedicated to providing our customers with quality services that they can trust.

We offer a variety of basement waterproofing services, including drainage systems, foundation repair, and sump pumps.

We understand that every home is different, so we work closely with our clients to ensure that we provide them with a solution that meets their basement waterproofing needs. We are also proud to offer a wide range of warranties on our services, so you can rest assured knowing that your investment is protected.

If you are interested in waterproofing your basement, then contact Summit Drain Ottawa today for a free consultation.

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Signs of Water Damage Outside Your Home

Some common signs that would indicate you may have some water damage in your foundation are:

  • Cracks in The Foundation. If you see any cracks forming inside walls, floors, or the ceiling, it’s quite likely they are due to water damage.
  • Mould and Mildew. Damp soil or air creates an ideal environment for mildew and mould to grow. So if you discover either of these fungi in your basement, it’s quite likely that there is some form of trapped moisture causing this problem.
  • Unpleasant Odor. The presence of water can create a foul or strange odor over time. As soon as you begin to notice this, foundation waterproofing should be a top priority.
  • Stains. Do you notice some yellowish-brown stains on your ceiling, walls, or floor? Discoloring is a sign that there is a leak somewhere. While stains can be fixed aesthetically with paint, you need to make sure that you address the underlying issue causing the leak. Failure to do so will lead to even bigger problems.

Foundation Repair Process in Ottawa

Our foundation repair process involves:

  • Excavation – this is done until we reach the foundation step or footing. There may be key areas in the foundation where excavation is necessary, but if the damage is extensive, the entire perimeter may need to be excavated.
  • Repairing cracks – one of the effective ways to stabilize the foundation is to repair all cracks. The type of tools and materials needed for the repairs will depend on the scope of the damage.
  • Applying Black Tar – for this to be effective, you will need to apply a thick layer of black tar over the wall.
  • Installing Weeping Tile – we use a 4-inch perforated pipe and install the new sump pump inside the building. We ensure that the pipe runs outside the weeping tile and into the sump pump outside.
  • Install Membrane Overlaps – this is added over the weeping tile and 3/4 of it is covered with gravel. *Only for window wells, we add vertical weeping tiles that connect to the main drain.

Benefits of Foundation Repair

  • Strengthening the structure of your home
  • Preventing the growth of mold, mildew, or other dangerous conditions
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Increase the value of your property
Foundation Repair Experts Ottawa

Foundation Repair Experts Ottawa

As a property owner, measures should be taken to keep the foundation of your building moisture-free. The best defence against water compromising your foundation is waterproofing. Hire Summit Drain for professional foundation waterproofing in Ottawa.

We pride ourselves on offering quick response times and go the extra mile to ensure our valued customers are completely satisfied with our work. Contact us today for your free quote and learn more about our foundation waterproofing services in Ottawa!

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