Foundation Waterproofing in Ottawa

Waterproofing 101

Sub-floor structures such as basements and crawl spaces are built on soil that shifts regularly. Throughout the seasons, water accumulates around and under basements. It can penetrate walls, floor slabs and between floors.


If your house or building isn't waterproofed, this can lead to significant structural damage, loss in property value and possible health problems. Excessive moisture in your basement can generate mold and mildew, a serious health hazard for you and your loved ones. Termites thrive in damp wood and may cause major damage to your house or establishment.


Our experts at Extreme Foundation Repairs rely on the Platon system to waterproof foundations. The system is made of a rugged, dented high-density polyethylene (HDPE) membrane used to keep foundations and flooring dry. It generates an airtight vapour barrier and air gap that allows concrete to breathe while regulating moisture. The drainage system prevents wet soil from reaching the foundation wall. Any moisture that goes past the membrane is transferred to the foundation drain through the gap drainage path.


To learn more about the Platon system, contact Extreme Foundation Repairs.

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