We Share Our Tips to Waterproof Your Foundation
Are you building a new home or renovating your existing property? If so, you may want to consider waterproofing your foundation to withstand heavy rain, rapid snowmelt and more. As your go-to foundation specialists in Montreal, the team at Akton Injection has witnessed first-hand the positive impact that waterproofing a foundation can have on a home. Here’s an overview of why and how to waterproof your foundation.
Why should you waterproof your foundation?
Waterproofing your foundation involves applying a protective membrane that acts as a barrier against moisture and water infiltration. This protective layer keeps excess water and humidity away from your home to effectively prevent harmful mould growth.
Applying a waterproof membrane also helps extend the life of your concrete foundation by preventing it from cracking, allowing water to seep into your home.
A waterproof foundation is particularly important if you live in an area with a high water table. Rising water levels in the spring and fall can put hydrostatic pressure on your foundation, which can lead to serious damage, including flooding and structural issues.
How to waterproof your foundation?
There are numerous ways to waterproof your foundation. Theoretically, you could even purchase several inexpensive waterproofing products from your local hardware store. However, their effectiveness is limited and probably won’t withstand the test of time.
If you want long-lasting protection, it’s best to turn to a team of professionals. They have access to top-rated products that are exclusively available to specialized contractors. In addition, they’ll take the time to carefully walk you through the waterproofing options available to you including liquid rubber, foundation membranes as well as drainage board. Furthermore, you’ll benefit from professional installation that complies with current standards and receive personalized advice.
Contact Akton Injection, Your Foundation Waterproofing Specialist in Montreal !
If you have any questions or want to learn more about waterproofing your foundation, the experts at Akton Injection can help. Contact us to request a free quote to waterproof your foundation.