There are many ways that water can get into the homes in the Toronto area. Cracks in the foundation or waterproofing that is either not in place or that is damaged can allow water into a home.
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) August 26, 2014
Flooding has been occurring more often. The rains have left the ground saturated. Thanks to the heavy rains, the water can no longer be soaked up in the ground. Aquatech Waterproofing has been trying to warn the homeowners that when the rain has no place to go in the ground, it will start to try to find ways into people’s homes.
Protection through weeping tiles
There are many ways that water can get into the homes in the Toronto area. Cracks in the foundation or waterproofing that is either not in place or that is damaged can allow water into a home. Once it gets into the home, it can cause a lot of damage in a very short time. One of the lines of defenses that have been used in the homes in Toronto is weeping tiles.
Aquatech Waterproofing knows that many people will think that weeping tiles are tiles that are attached to the roof that can prevent water from entering the foundation. This is not accurate according to Aquatech Waterproofing. The systems they install involve digging a trench around the foundation of the home. In the trench, a plastic pipe with holes in the pipe is placed. The pipe is fitted with a sock over it that will allow water to get in the pipe without allowing dirt to clog the holes. The trench is filled back in with a combination of rock and soil. The results of this system is water is carried through the pipes away from the foundation before it gets in.
What is the problem with Weeping Tiles?
According to Aquatech Waterproofing, weeping tiles are a very effective way to keep groundwater out of the home, but there are some important things to consider. The weeping tile system must be properly installed. The sock must over the entire pipe system. There should not be any dirt in the pipe. It is also important to realize that over time, the sock or the pipes can become damaged. If the sock has holes in it, the dirt will get into the pipe and it will no longer be able to drain the water from the home.
In order to keep this from happening, Aquatech Waterproofing will come in and inspect the weeping tile system in your home. They will look for any places where water may be entering the home and will then work to find out if the weeping tiles are damaged. It is important to do this as soon as possible. Many homes are in danger of being flooded because of this issue. While the problem is being heightened thanks to the heavy rains in Ontario this summer, the same problems can happen even if the amount of rain is normal or below average.
Aquatech Waterproofing has received a 10 out of 10 rating of customer satisfaction from the work they are doing in the Toronto area. When speaking to the owners of Aquatech Waterproofing, they said: “Aquatech understands the needs of homeowners and their home waterproofing needs.” They are doing this because the homeowners of Toronto do not want to have water in their home and they need help to make sure their homes stay dry. Now is the time to find out if you have water in your home and if your weeping tiles are working properly.