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Basement Leak Repair

Full-Service Basement Leak Repair in Kitchener

Even though basements are typically used as storage areas, it's important to maintain them properly. A small leak in a basement can lead to a large, expensive repair later on. Checking the walls and floors for signs of moisture or mildew is a way to stay on top of basement leaks.

However, a leaky basement doesn't always mean an unforeseen pool of water. A small leak can slowly eat away the your homes structure. It's important to catch theses tiny leaks before they escalate into a larger problem. Signs of a leaking basement wall are:

  • Water stains or dark spots on basement floors and walls.
  • A musty smell that comes from your basement or crawl space. 
  • Mold or mildew growing on surfaces. These are indicators of moisture content in the air because mold thrives in damp, dark areas.
  • Mold growing on basement walls. This means there may be a severe leak and the mold should be removed immediately.
  • Salt deposits on the walls which is caused by evaporation of water inside it.
  • Foundation and concrete cracks in the floor or walls. 

Basement leaks are something that should be looked after right away. Fix the problem now before it escalates into a larger one. For foundation leak repair in Kitchener, contact us today. Our waterproofing contractors are highly trained and experienced with basement leak repair. We have successfully helped numerous customers dry their basement and secure it from all potential leaks.

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Basement Leak Repair Near Me

Basement leaks can be a serious problem. Kitchener Waterproofing wants your basement to be dry and secure. We provide extensive basement leak services that are bound to keep your basement dry for many years to come. Bellow are pictures of what a water leak has done to a basement. Contact us today before water gets into your basement.

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Kitchener Basement Waterproofing Contractors

We specialize in all things waterproofing. For help with a leaky basement, contact Kitchener Waterproofing today.

Common Types of Basement Leaks

There are two main types of basement leaks: water coming from under the basement floor and then through the foundation walls. Though they both lead to the same problem for the homeowner, each type requires a specific waterproofing solution.

Water coming in through the floors

When water is coming in through cracks in the floor, flooring edges, or the middle of the floor, then it commonly means the weeping tile drainage system around the foundation isn't working properly. If you have a sump pump, it could also mean that your sump pump has failed. This type of basement leakage problem can be repaired from the exterior or the interior. Excavating around the foundation and replacing the weeping tiles can solve the problem from the outside. Fixing the problem from the inside means installing a sub-floor drainage system or a french drain.

Water coming in through the walls

If your basement leak is caused from water coming in through the concrete foundation wall, it can also be repaired from the exterior or the interior. Water seeping in through the walls is commonly an indicator that there's a foundation wall crack. These cracks can be fixed by using a foundation crack injection or using waterproofing materials to repair them from the outside. Factors like the quality of your foundation, the age of your home and the number of leaks will all play apart in determining which waterproofing method is best to use. 


Can you fix a leaky basement from the inside?Most basement leak repairs, whether performed on brick, cement block, or concrete foundations, can be done from the inside or outside of the house. If your foundation is poured concrete, both interior and external waterproofing repairs can help prevent a wet basement.

What is the best way to fix a leaky basement?Installing drainage tubing beneath the basement floor and connecting it to a sump pump is the best long-term solution for recurring basement leaks. You can construct a system like this yourself, but it takes a lot of backbreaking labour to break out the concrete floor, bury the tubing, and fix the floor.

How do you fix water seeping through walls?Plug Gaps. If you notice water dripping into the basement from cracks or gaps around plumbing lines, you can plug the openings yourself for less than $20 using hydraulic cement or polyurethane glue. Plugs are effective when the problem is merely a hole through which water oozes, either from surface runoff or from wet soil.

Why is my basement leaking when it rains?The earth can get saturated during periods of heavy or persistent rain, causing hydrostatic pressure (or water pressure) that can drive moisture and water through your basement walls and floor. The looser the earth surrounding your foundation, the more water it absorbs.

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