No concrete or masonry foundation walls shall retain earth and contain interior spaces or floors below grade. They must be damp proofed starting at the footing and ending at the grade. A waterproofed foundation wall will need to be damp proofed by installing a membrane or plastic wrap. The membrane should allow water to flow to the weeping tiles. It also acts as a barrier to prevent wet soils being in constant contact the exterior foundation wall. Damp proofing prevents moisture from entering your basement through concrete walls.
Proper surface drainage and properly installed foundation drains at each footing will provide adequate protection for many crawl spaces. This is especially true in an area like Vancouver, which has a wet and damp climate.
Standard Dampproofing, Spray & Patch, Tar and Tab, or Standard Damp proofing, is one of the oldest forms of foundation protection and is the most commonly used product in the area. While Damp Proofing is simple to apply while a home is being built, these coatings can be difficult to install and costly to maintain for many years.
The Difference Between Damp Proofing & Waterproofing
To control moisture in your home, it’s important to know the differences between waterproofing and damp proofing. This will help you decide which method is best for your home. There is a huge difference between water proofing and damp proofing, even though most people don’t realize it. Damp proofing does not prevent water from entering your basement. Water proofing, on the other hand, prevents water from getting into your basement through cracks.
You will need to damp proof your home with a proofing substance like liquid asphalt. As long as there aren’t cracks, this material can prevent dampness from reaching your floor or walls. Waterproofing is achieved by sealing cracks and holes with water-proof materials. This depends on what materials were used to build your house.
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You can be sure that your items will not get damaged by moisture and water contact if you do damp proofing and/or waterproofing in different areas of your home
WHY DO VANCOUVER AND LOWER MAINLAND BC HOMEOWNERS CHOOSE US
New World Waterproofing Ltd. is an authorized Basement Systems dealer in BC, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond, Langley, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Surrey, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and the lower mainland BC surrounding areas. We have access to the most innovative crawl space and basement waterproofing products. Technicians also undergo extensive training to become certified. We emphasize continuing training even after certification to ensure that our technicians are the best in their field.