Basement Waterproofing in ON, including Orleans, Gloucester & Ottawa.
Basement Waterproofing

Repairing Leaky Floor Cracks in Ontario

basement floor crack repair system in Ontario

One of the more perplexing issues that homeowners face when it comes to basement water problems is how to stop water from rising up through their basement floor.

Fortunately, basement floor cracks can be easily and effectively repaired as part of a proper perimeter drainage system. If you'd like a free quote for repairing basement floor cracks, contact us by phone or e-mail today!

Steps to Waterproof A Leaky Floor Crack

When it's necessary to fix a leaking basement floor crack, we at Atlantic Basement Systems usually suggest installing a lateral line drainage system to collect water from the crack and redirect it to your sump pump system. When installing this kind of floor drainage system, we follow these three steps:

  1. Install A Perimeter Drainage System: We strongly recommend that your first step is to install a perimeter drainage system. This will often intercept the water before it reaches your floor crack, ensuring a dry basement and eliminating the problem.
  2. Install a Drainage Channel, Starting at the Crack: When direct drainage is necessary, we can remove a section of the basement floor and run a line of PVC underneath. This PVC line would lead to your sump pump. When pitched properly, any water entering the drain will be directed naturally to the sump pump.
  3. Re-cement the Floor: After the drain has been installed, your waterproofer will back fill with stone and place fresh concrete over the area for a clean, professional look. Allow three days for this concrete to cure properly before walking on it or reapplying weight to the surface.
Mold & Mildew Alert!

Water can also rise directly through the porous concrete of your basement floor.

Carpet or wood installed on the concrete will trap this moisture underneath, resulting in mold and rot. Be sure to seal your basement floor before installing carpet or organic materials.

Are Lateral Drains Always Needed?

In most cases, a lateral drain will not be recommended for waterproofing your basement cracks in the floor. Most water that collects under the floor will be taken care of by the sump pump or perimeter drainage system, before the water can push up through the floor cracks.

In the case of serious flooding through cracks, however, creating a lateral line to your drainage system is an easy, cost-effective way to help keep your basement dry.

We waterproof basements in Ontario, including Ottawa, Nepean, Orleans, Gloucester, Renfrew, Brockville, Kanata, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Vanier, Perth, Stittsville, Rockland, Arnprior, Greely, Manotick, Rockcliffe and many areas nearby.

To learn more about what we can do to waterproof your basement, call or e-mail us today for a no obligation, free basement waterproofing quote!

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Serving ON including the Greater Ottawa area
Our Ontario Service Area
Cities in Province of Ontario
Addison
Alexandria
Alfred
Almonte
Apple Hill
Arnprior
Ashton
Athens
Augusta
Avonmore
Bainsville
Balderson
Berwick
Bourget
Braeside
Brinston
Brockville
Burritts Rapids
Cardinal
Carleton Place
Carlsbad Springs
Carp
Casselman
Chesterville
Chute A Blondeau
Clarence Creek
Clayton
Crysler
Cumberland
Curran
Dalkeith
Delta
Dunrobin
Dunvegan
Edwards
Elgin
Elizabethtown
Embrun
Finch
Fitzroy Harbour
Fournier
Frankville
Glen Robertson
Gloucester
Greely
Green Valley
Hammond
Ingleside
Inkerman
Iroquois
Jasper
Johnstown
Kanata
Kars
Kemptville
Kenmore
Kinburn
L'orignal
Lanark
Lancaster
Lansdowne
Lefaivre
Limoges
Lombardy
Long Sault
Lunenburg
Lyn
Lyndhurst
Maitland
Mallorytown
Manotick
Martintown
Maxville
Mcdonalds Corners
Merrickville
Metcalfe
Monkland
Moose Creek
Morewood
Morrisburg
Mountain
Munster
Navan
Nepean
Newboro
Newington
North Augusta
North Gower
North Lancaster
Orleans
Osgoode
Ottawa
Oxford Mills
Oxford Station
Pakenham
Perth
Plantagenet
Portland
Prescott
Ramsayville
Renfrew
Richmond
Rideau Ferry
Rockcliffe
Rockland
Rockport
Russell
Saint-pascal-baylon
Sarsfield
Smiths Falls
South Lancaster
South Mountain
Spencerville
St Albert
St Andrews West
St Bernardin
St Eugene
St Isidore
Ste Anne De Prescott
Stittsville
Summerstown
Toledo
Upper Canada Village
Vanier
Vankleek Hill
Vars
Vernon
Wendover
Westport
White Lake
Williamsburg
Williamstown
Winchester
Winchester Springs
Woodlawn

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