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Waterproofing of the foundation wall (below the ground level) is a process of applying a water-resistant compound onto the foundation wall. Sounds rather simple, doesn’t it? But what compound to choose? Do all applications fit YOUR specific foundation wall? Will YOUR basement get drier?

There are several important things a homeowner has to know and understand about the waterproofing process of the main foundation wall(s):

One application almost NEVER can accomplish all of the expectations one may have while repairing ones damaged foundation wall. At the same time, certain layers of treatment application can be absolutely unnecessary, while some layers of treatment can be even harmful, as in the example of “Blueskin” – if it is improperly installed it may result in a condensation effect.

There are different types of the foundation walls in Ontario. Normally, there are four types which are: block foundation, brick foundation, poured monolith foundation, and the foundation wall composed of stone, hence there are minimum treatments, and the recommended treatments can be different in achieving the main goal – having your basement dry, eliminating the musty smell, and stabilizing the foundation wall.

Proper treatment (by which we mean the ideal bonding, effective drying, and long-lasting effects) will depend on how long and how badly damaged the foundation is or was.

These are just a few things you want to know in order to get what you need and to not end up being disappointed with the final result.

At Umbrella Waterproofing & Plumbing Solutions, before providing you with the estimate for the waterproofing repair, we perform the following:

What To Expect During Our Visit?

# 1

Infrared and electrical moisture diagnostic of the foundation wall(s), which essentially is a professional readings of the main foundation wall or the area of concern using infrared technology and moisture diagnostic tools. This is performed in addition to the thorough visual inspection from inside and the outside, of course.

# 2

Adequate and logical explanation of what we suggest that needs to be done.

# 3

We mention the unforeseen sides, if there is a chance that they will show up.

# 4

We provide you with the costs, warranty information and explore options (if applicable).

We take these steps to make sure that you do not spend thousands of dollars on a one-thousand dollar problem and vice versa; and so that you can receive an adequate treatment for your specific situation.

Some of the products we work with:

  • Emulsified and compressed bituminous applications such as “Blueskin” and “AquaBloc”
  • Rubberized liquid applications
  • Hydraulic-based cement applications
  • Any drainage boards such as “Roxul”, “Delta” MS, et cetera
  • Epoxy crack injections
  • Polyurethane injections
Types of Basement Waterproofing We Specialize In:

We specialize in all kinds of the waterproofing repairs, and perform installations of any type of the waterproofing equipment, which include but are not limited to the following:

  • Interior and exterior waterproofing applications and repairs, both residential and commercial
  • Weeping tile installations and inspections
  • Polyurethane and epoxy crack injections
  • Capping of the downspout drains
  • Landscape drains
  • Battery back-up unit installations, and alarm installations for the sump pump
  • Sump pump and water jet pumps
  • Waste ejector pumps
  • Catch basin cleaning and installation
  • and many more, get in touch today!

We always make sure that your problem is resolved effectively, that’s why 70% of our new clients are referrals!

Head office: 58 Skywood Drive, Ontario L4E 4L1

Toronto: (647) 408 3262,

Mississauga: (289) 805 8275,

Hamilton: (905) 538 7162

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