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Waterproofing

Competitive Concrete is one of the leading providers of waterproofing services in the greater Vancouver area. If you're experiencing ANY of the symptoms of water invasion listed below, we'd recommend contacting a qualified waterproofing company in Vancouver ASAP! Water is incredibly good at wreaking havoc and racking up huge repair bills when it gets where it's not supposed to be. You can give us a call or contact us using our online email form to get started.

What is Waterproofing?

Waterproofing is a process of ensuring that water and chemicals cannot enter the basement. Using an assortment of materials, techniques, and strategies, we correct basement and foundation issues. We ensure that our service will keep your basement dry to eliminate musty smells and prevent mold formation. We can handle leaking in walls, floor cracks and every other issue that is keeping you from having a dry and functional basement area. Don’t stress, leave it to us!

How to Tell if Your Basement Needs Waterproofing

  • Damp or wet basement flooring, walls, and ceiling
  • Discoloration and stains from constant moisture
  • Standing water puddling on the floor
  • Salt deposits and efflorescence on concrete surfaces
  • Unpleasant musty odor
  • Leaky windows
  • Condensation
  • Sump pump issues

Waterproofing Methods

If you are noticing any of these issues in your basement, it may be time to consider waterproofing. There are several methods of waterproofing that we can apply. The method used depends on the underlying issue and what is required to correct the problem. In some cases, we can correct the problem using more than one method.

Injection - Injecting a waterproofing material into the foundation from outside of the house to seal any cracks or holes in the structure that may be allowing water and moisture inside.

Sump Pump Installation - A sump pump is a must for water-collecting basements. We place a pump in the center of your sump pit, which will collect water and pump it outside of the house.

Waterproofing Paint - A waterproofing paint can be applied to any porous surfaces that have been stained from water or other liquids. Porous surfaces are capable of absorbing liquid from spills or leaks. This coating seals them and prevents water from penetrating.

Grouting - Some concrete basements may also need grouting to ensure the soil is adequately supported and any cracks are filled. This allows for a waterproof surface that will prevent seepage through the foundation.

Other Methods - We may utilize other methods, depending on your specific situation.

Basement Waterproofing

In the greater Vancouver area, basements are the primary area where your home or business is vulnerable to water invasion.

Basement Leak Detection

Sometimes, it’s difficult to know exactly where the leak is coming from. Before we can determine what method is right for your specific situation, we will need to find the source of the water getting into your basement. There are many methods to determine this, from  the traditional ‘shower test’ to infrared thermal imaging. What we use in your situation depends on many factors.

Basement Drainage and Downspouts

In the case of a leaking wall, making sure water runs away from your foundation is critical. In some cases, this could be as simple as clearing an area around the drain that might cause pooling water to back up and seep into the basement. In other cases, it will mean installing new downspouts or re-routing existing ones.

Concrete Crack Repairs

Concrete is strong and durable, but it can crack. These cracks allow water to seep into your basement and cause damage over time. Leaky wall joins or windows may also be the source of your problem. We can fix any concrete cracks that are letting water get in.

Exterior Waterproofing

We can also waterproof exterior surfaces. This is necessary if you are noticing an accumulation of water around the foundation or anywhere else on the exterior of your home. Depending on what is causing this, we may recommend a specific method of treatment.

Dehumidification 

If humidity is the problem, dehumidification is a good supplement in addition finding and resolving the source of the humidity. We can use air exchange systems that reduce water vapor in the air and increase airflow. This will help rid your home of musty odors and prevent future mold growth.

Contact Competitive Concrete Today

If you are noticing any of these issues, it is time to call the experts at Competitive Concrete! Our mission is to provide reliable waterproofing services that keep your basement free from damage. Let us get your home back to humidity-free condition in no time! We can be reached online or give us a call today for more information or an estimate for basement waterproofing.

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