Underground structures, such as basements and crawl spaces, are built on land that moves on a regular basis. As the seasons change, water accumulates around and under the basements. It can penetrate walls, floor slabs and in between the floors of your property. If your home or building is not waterproofed, it can lead to significant structural damage, loss of property value and even health problems. Excess humidity in your basement can lead to mold and mildew, a serious health risk for you and your family. Termites also develop easily in damp wood and can cause major damage to the building. Let us take care of your basement waterproofing needs in Gatineau, Ottawa or the surrounding areas.
The experts at Fissure Extrême & Fondation rely on the Platon system for waterproofing foundations. This system consists of a tough, embossed high-density polyethylene (HDPE) membrane that is used to keep foundations and flooring dry. This creates an airtight vapor barrier and air space that allows the concrete to breathe while controlling moisture. The drainage system prevents wet soil from touching the foundation wall directly. Any moisture that passes through the membrane is transferred to the foundation drain via the air gap drain.
To find out more about the Plato System, contact Fissure Extrême & Fondation.