How to Prevent Basement Flooding in ON | Clarke Basement Systems

Clarke Basement Systems was recently featured on the local news while helping an Etobicoke, ON homeowner fix his flood-prone basement.

Ron Monk, a waterproofing system design specialist, explains that in order to keep a basement dry, you need to deal with the ground water that is consistently infiltrating the basement.

Clarke solves that problem by installing an exclusive, patented drainage system along the internal perimeter of the basement. That system intercepts ground water and diverts it to a sump pump, which pumps the water outside and away from the basement.

In this basement, a radiant vapor barrier was neatly tucked into the drain tiles to collect water that seeps through the walls, preventing it from evaporating into the basement. The radiant silver lining helps conserve heat by reflecting it back into the basement, making it more comfortable and energy efficient.

Besides calling Clarke Basement System to improve basement drainage, there are a few things that homeowners can do on their own which, according to Ron, will help improve conditions in the basement. Homeowners can make sure that the grading of the terrain is sloping away from the house, and install downspout extensions to keep water from being discharged too close to the foundation walls, which can help minimize basement leaks.

Clarke Basement Systems is a trusted basement waterproofing company proudly serving the Greater Toronto, Mississauga, Markham and nearby areas in Ontario since 2003.
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