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Your basement is one of your most important assets. What was once widely thought of as just a storage space has become a worthwhile investment for many property owners. Whether you’re converting your space into a cozy home office or stylish basement apartment,  it is important that the room is kept in tip top shape. Unfortunately, susceptibility to water damage is one of the challenges of having a home built at / or below ground level. However, all hope isn’t lost. You can implement waterproofing measures to prevent water seepage from occurring. That’s why it is critical to contact a reputable Toronto basement waterproofing service, such as CJ Drain and Plumbing. Our team of highly trained professionals will thoroughly assess your property and provide the best solutions to prevent water seepage.

What causes water leakage?

Waterproofing should be implemented during the early stages of construction, however, this isn’t always the case – especially if it’s an old house. Unfortunately, It can take a long time to see signs of water leakage after your home has been built. Therefore, if you are not conscious of this issue, you may not be aware that your home could be at risk.

Some of the main causes for water leakages occurring in your home are:-

  1. Hydrostatic Pressure – When groundwater builds up in the soil from rainfall or snow melting, it can create ‘hydrostatic pressure’. Consequently, once this pressure is exerted, the force generated can create cracks within your foundation. Since your property is ‘below grade’, the water can seep through these cracks and settle in the walls and floor of your basement.
  2. Concrete Shrinkage –  Concrete is one of the most widely used materials in residential construction because of its durability. However, it is vulnerable to cracking. The main reason for this is a process called ‘shrinkage’. It is surprisingly common for contractors to add too much water into the cement mixture (used to create concrete) when building the foundation of your home. During the concrete’s drying stage, the excess water evaporates. This loss of moisture causes the concrete to contract (shrink) and accumulate air pockets. As a result, this weakens the integrity of the concrete and can lead to cracking. This creates an opportunity for water to pass through the air pockets in the foundation and infiltrate your basement.
  3. Leakage from Window Wells – It is widely accepted that window wells are often a common culprit for water leakages in your basement. One of the hallmarks of window wells is that they are capable of retaining water if a drainage system wasn’t installed to compensate for this. This allows water to sneak through the window seams and enter your space when there is heavy rainfall.

Why you need basement waterproofing

  1. Required by Law – Waterproofing is a key requirement according to the Ontario building code for properties that are susceptible to the effects of hydrostatic pressure.
  2. Prevents Health Risks – When there is water seepage,  the damp and moist conditions create an ideal environment for mold, mildew and efflorescence to fester. It is recommended that these issues are resolved quickly because they can lead to serious health risks. For example, prolonged exposure can cause the inhabitants to suffer from a number of respiratory illnesses that can become fatal overtime.
  3. Prevention of Basement Flooding – One of the major reasons that it is crucial that you waterproof your basement is for the prevention of flooding. Floods not only compromise the structural integrity, but it can result in damages to your valuables that may not be so easy to replace. For this reason, it is better to take precaution than to deal with the financial and emotional toll of responding to a disaster.

CJ Drain and Plumbing is committed to providing our customers with the best Toronto basement waterproofing services for their specific needs. Our team of highly experienced plumbers always go above and beyond to provide excellent service to our clients. Contact us to get a consultation and find out more about how to waterproof your basement. Remember, every home is different and requires different kinds of treatment. That is why it is essential to have a professional plumber examine your drainage system to determine the best remedy for your case.

At CJ Drain and Plumbing, our services extend all across the Greater Toronto Area. We have plumbers available 24/7 in the event that you need emergency care.

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Calling a plumber is never a fun call. I have always expected the worst and hoped for the best. I don’t fear that call when I know it’s to CJ plumbers. They always helps out and saves money. They are efficient and will take the time to explain to me what my problem is, how it got that way and what they will do to correct it.
Emily V.
Great Service! My drain backed up. I called, and Jay came out the same day. The service was fast and effective. I will definitely be calling this company again for my all plumbing needs. Very affordable and high quality services!
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I had an emergency and called many Plumbing Services but turned out to be very pricey. I came across CJ Plumbing and told them my problem and they quoted me over the phone. The same price they quoted me, is what I paid. The plumber came is Jay, he is very professional and friendly. The amount paid for the work done was very reasonable. Thank you CJ Plumbing!
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