You can use your basement for different purposes (e.g. storage space, guest bedroom, entertainment room). However, you can’t use your basement if it’s flooded or the air is unfit to breathe. If you live somewhere prone to heavy rains or snow melt, the odds of basement flooding are higher. Invest in basement waterproofing for Caledon homes, courtesy of Plumbing Authority Inc. We apply sealant to prevent water seeping through the foundation, especially if cracks are present. Our efforts keep water from eroding the secure base of the structure and exposing any weak areas.
Some causes of basement flooding include:
- Cracks in the foundation
- Leaky windows
- Poor lot grading
- Plumbing leaks
- Sewer backup
Regardless of what many online “DIY” sites may suggest, plumbing is never a do-it-yourself job, especially basement waterproofing. Venturing into a flooded basement can be dangerous. Electrocution is a concern if water touches exposed wires. Standing water may also contain bacteria, making it a health risk to venture into a flooded area. Removing the water requires a professional grade, high-capacity pump, which only professionals have on hand.
Basement waterproofing can prevent expensive damage to furniture, treasured belongings, and even the home’s foundation. Severe problems create shifting of the structure and cracks on the walls. Repairs can cost thousands. Remaining dampness also encourages mould growth, causing real health risks for everyone living inside. Water in the basement can also contain germs, especially if it comes from a pipe leak or sewer backup.
Our basement waterproofing in Caledon services can include sump pump installation. When heavy rains come or the winter snow melts, a sump pump activates and takes excess water away from your home. This keeps water levels from rising too high, and prevents the need for cleanup or repairs to floors and drywall.
By sealing leaks, you can avoid water damage to your basement, and save on water bills. We also offer septic tank repairs to avoid germ-infested backflow that can contaminate the water supply.
Plumbing Authority Inc. also offers other services to meet all your plumbing needs, including electric snaking, pipe-thawing, and CCTV pipe inspection. With over 20 years of experience, we can help with any plumbing or drainage problems. Contact us at (647) 992-PIPE; call us anytime for emergency service.