Types of Exterior Basement Waterproofing

Types of Exterior Basement Waterproofing

If you live in an area that is prone to extreme weather situations like hurricanes, heavy rainfalls and even floods or just an area where the land has a high water-table content, it is recommended to get your house water-proofed. This is for a number of reasons, mainly to avoid damage to your house and property so that you do not end up spending an unreasonably large amount of money afterwards trying to fix the damage done.
Your basement is the most vulnerable in these situations, so if you want to water-proof your basement, there is no better name than Royal Work Corp. in basement waterproofing in Toronto. There are two ways to water-proof your basement, interior and exterior. However, we will be focusing solely on exterior basement water-proofing methods.

Skin Shielding:
gcitwvyt8ww8cthmgbxpIn this method, first a coat of waterproof paint is applied on the walls which are later covered with a honeycombed shaped rubber. This acts almost like a skin, working as a moisture barrier between the excess water/moisture and cool soil.

Waterproof Paint:
Waterproof paint is most effective on exterior basement walls rather than interior. It works on the same principle as every other type of paint only that it is latex based, it very durable but it does not work well to protect against seepage.

Water Sock:
This is a popular options that makes use of an absorbent material covered in a mesh. The area around the house is excavated, filled with sand, then the mesh and then gravel on top. Once it rains heavily and there is too much water, it goes past the gravel and into the water sock which will absorb it and will slowly release it into the sand/soil.

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