Wet basements and other damp areas within the home can be eliminated with outside waterproofing. Outside waterproofing includes installing or replacing weeping tile, leveling low areas, and ensuring both the foundation and basement are protected from flooding.
Fixing Weeping tile
Weeping tile may be able to be fixed if it is a case of it not being leveled but most Toronto homes with serious basement water issues will likely need new weeping tile installed. A problem with weeping tile is the most common basement water issue.
Weeping tile is a plastic pipe used for underground draining. It has slits so water can flow through and is buried around the perimeter of your home with aggregate rocks. The rocks prevent soil from sliding through the slits of the tile and blocking water flow.
Sometimes, weeping tile gets clogged with dirt, roots, and other debris which stop them from working effectively to keep water out of your basement.