The Greater Toronto Area is often quite prone to flooding. When most downtown Toronto, Hamilton and Burlington homes were originally built, basement exteriors didn’t have waterproofing. Even with moderate rainfall, the basements of many buildings can be affected. This makes them more likely to suffer from floods and leaks. Basement floods and leaks can also occur when:
- Snow melts
- Gutters are not maintained properly
- Below ground windows are poorly insulated
- Sump pumps are not checked regularly
As houses settle over time, original materials used for basement constructions can also begin to deteriorate. This often results in the deterioration of your concrete foundation’s ability to keep water away from your basement.