When you find your basement leaky after it is finished, the source of the leakage is harder to determine. A local basement waterproofing contractor would be able to diagnose the seepage after a proper inspection of your basement; they will then be able to assign a remedy to prevent your basement from becoming leaky again.
Many property owners try to patch the leaky spots that are visible to them and think that this solves the problem. This is not always true since patches only provide a temporary solution for a leaky basement. You have to be sure that water leak is not collecting water between the basement walls and floors and the foundation, even if it does not seem leaky.
The basement waterproofing contractor will first determine how water got into your basement. It can either come from inside (most likely, if you know your basement was waterproofed) or outside (when external waterproofing is either absent or failed). If you learn that the water leak is coming from outside, do not be discouraged. The solution for your leaky basement can be as easy as adjusting the downspouts. There are other solutions that are more complicated, like installing sump pumps or floor drains, but the right waterproofing contractor will always advise you on the least invasive and the most appropriate method for your particular basement.
Of course, sometimes the solutions are more complicated to prevent more serious problems that make your basement leaky. Some of the methods may include excavation or may mean insulating the exterior of the basement’s foundation.
At Drain City our general basement waterproofing contractors use modern, less invasive technologies to prevent your basement from being leaky; we inspect your basement with a camera and use the newest polymer-based products (which cannot be altered by soil’s pH) for inside waterproofing. If you have a leaky basement, please call us 416-749-1800 to get a free consultation on possible solutions that are available to turn your basement into a dry and safe living space. We can offer you an optimal cost and provide a quality job.