Basement Waterproofing | Aurora
When it comes to waterproofing your basement, you’ll want to ensure you’ve enlisted a team of professionals who understand all the basics of waterproofing the space for longevity and reliability. It takes much more to waterproof a basement than simply adding waterproof windows and flooring – we offer basement waterproofing solutions that waterproof every inch and corner of your basement, from the floors to the windows, to the ceiling and the doors.
One of the best ways to waterproof your basement is to completely and thoroughly finish the flooring with a solid and waterproof topcoat. This is usually done with epoxy coatings so that your floor is easy to clean and any exposure to water doesn’t leave behind extensive damage that ruins the flooring. If you have carpet in your basement, then we’ll have to focus on further waterproofing the walls, ceilings, and windows to avoid the water coming in contact with your carpet. We can also suggest products that help deter water buildup on your carpet and keep it looking refined, especially small leaks or light water exposure.
Waterproofing your walls requires us to first assess what kind of walls you have and then determine the best course of action. Concrete walls or plaster walls can be done using a sealant that covers the top layer of the material and deters water buildup and immediate damages from water exposure. Drywall, on the other hand, is not as durable against water as the previous two materials are and one of the only ways to prevent less water damage is to choose a water-resistant paint and primer that makes the surface sleek and easy to clean.
Doors and Windows
We can also assist with waterproofing your doors and windows. This is usually done by installing extra frames around the existing window frame and doorframe to seal off any cracks or crevices where water can seep in. This is done to secure the areas surrounding your doors and windows where water and storm damage can penetrate the space and create a breakage in the existing frame, especially if the windows and doors are at a lower level than the rest of your home when leading into the basement. We can also provide feedback and assistance on reinforcing your glass in your windows for better durability and strength.
Another important feature to consider when waterproofing your basement, and your home in general, is your drains. Your drains are located around the exteriors of your home and are conveniently placed near your home's base areas so that water can be filtered and drained away from your rain gutters and into the drain. Drains help avoid flooding and can push the water away quickly to prevent pooling, which can eventually lead to water damage or flooding. We recommend installing a drain into your basement and keeping your existing one in great, clean condition, as this helps remove any lingering water out and away from your home.