Water ingress is when water gets into a structure. Any moving water coming to a structure or even a home is bad news. It can cause immediate structural damage and also lead to more and greater expense down the road. It’s important to catch any water ingress in its tracks, and it is important to try and prevent water ingress through the use of quality materials and the correct building maintenance. When there are leaks in your basement or main flooring, it’s important that you make repairs to stop the water ingress.
Cellar and Basement Waterproofing and Conversions
Most common signs of water ingress are small puddles underneath the foundation, wet or damp patches around windows and doors, cracks in plaster walls and ceilings and doors and windows that do not close properly. If you have any of these signs, you should contact your local plumbing contractor as soon as possible for some advice on how to fix the problem. Not fixing the problem now will mean larger and more costly repairs down the road. Most small plumbing leaks can be fixed with household materials, but larger and more severe ones will require the use of plumbing tools and large-scale repairs.
There are several materials that can be used to deal with any plumbing leakage, but if it’s a larger leak then the best solution will be waterproofing materials such as powder coatings, rigid rubber membrane or water proof membranes such as polyisocyanurate mortar. These materials will stop any water ingress from going through, as well as stop larger water leaking from getting through and creating larger cracks. Waterproofing your building means making sure that you don’t have any porous surfaces that can allow water in, and these include basement and main floor surfaces.