Due to the underground nature of basements, without the correct waterproofing applications, they would be damp, wet and unusable. Basement waterproofing membranes act as a failsafe barrier so that basements remain dry and practical. The most common signs that a below-ground basement requires waterproofing are elevated moisture readings (when a moisture reading is above 13, waterproofing is required), the paint is bubbling and peeling off from the walls, evidence of mould and overall dampness.
The most common causes of water ingress in below ground basements are:
When pre-installed waterproofing membranes fail in basements, water ingress will be imminent.
Elevated Hydrostatic Pressures
This is when pressure that is exerted from water ingress increases due to its depth and force.
Permeability of Structure
This refers to how much water is allowed to pass through it without damaging any pre-installed waterproofing membrane.
Basements are literally the base of a building. They are usually built either close to, onto, or under the ground. Because of this close relationship with the literal ground of the earth, they become very prone to problems, especially problems with water leaking. Basement is the most susceptible of all places of water leaking that happens inside a building. This is because the build-up of bacteria, molding and fungus can occur in the basement rapidly due to its nature of being a cold dingy place which mostly stays dark.
Basements never truly get much sunlight, and so they are not able to help the walls, ceiling, and the floors of the basement like it does with rest of the building. Basement is also nearer to the ground and so can also be affected by both the man-made and natural seismic activities of the earth. This can essentially make the walls, ceiling, and the floor of the basement quite weak and open up for cracks and fractures. And since the basement walls are mostly out of the normal surveillance of people, the basement leakage detection becomes much of a challenge. And by the time you figure out what is going on, it is already too late.
We have many years of experience in basement waterproofing for industrial, commercial and residential structures. 2ezBuilders have expertise knowledge and skills to assist with any water damage. We make sure your basement is waterproofed after a scrutinized surveillance is carried out for the basement’s ceiling, walls and floors. Contact us today for more information.
We provide basement waterproofing solution for all aspects of residential, commercial and industrial constructions in Singapore. We can carry out surface waterproofing treatments, concrete sealing, concrete jointing and leak sealing, our team of experienced waterproofing contractors can help solve all waterproofing issues that you may have in a fast, efficient and cost effective manner.
In addition to waterproofing solutions for new construction projects, we have many years of experience in remediation work to fix old moisture leak problems. This occurs when waterproofing membranes have not been installed correctly or were installed against the manufacturers specifications.
We can repair leaking basements, roofs, concrete balconies, water features and even swimming pools. With a large range of quality products and services in our tool belt, 2ezBuilders will have the solution to your waterproofing problem.