Is Your Basement Waterproof?
As the last big winter storms make their way through Calgary, they often like to leave a parting gift. Are you dealing with a wet basement or suffering from the big defrost?
There are really only two options available to solve wet basement problems: interior or exterior
. Interior work uses drainage inside your basement to control the water that is entering and directs it to a sump pump. This method is not technically waterproofing, it is a method of water control. Water control systems allow the water in, in order to pump it back out. True basement waterproofing is accomplished only by exterior excavation to the bottom of the foundation, installing proper drainage and treating the walls to prevent water from entering. Let the water into your basement and pump it out, or keep it out altogether. This is t... [Read more]