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What Causes Water Seepage & How to Fix It?

Issues such as water seepage in basement or any other part within the structure can’t be ignored. Reason why the issue can’t be ignored as it could lead to flooding in the basement and mosquito infestation. Furthermore, constant contact with seeped water could not only cause damage to the strength of the foundation, but also to the furniture, equipment and goods kept in the room.  There’re a number of causes due to which water seepage takes place. The issue arises because of the formation of crevices and cracks in the wall, hydrostatic pressure, leaky pipes, sewage backup, leaky window well, inappropriate surface drainage, leaky or clogged gutters, etc.

Whatever the causes may be, the situation must be handled right away. One of the most effective approaches to stop and prevent water seepage is waterproofing. Furthermore, availing the services of a professional waterproofing contractor, such as DryShield, is a smart approach and one of the most convenient options for taking care of the abovementioned issue. As stated before, DryShield is a professional waterproofing contractor that has been in the business for two and a half decades. The operational areas of the contractor are Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area. Services being offered by the contractor comprise basement wall crack repair, wet & leaky basement repair, mould removal, sewage cleanup, dehumidification and waterproofing Toronto properties, including residential and commercial.

The Offered Services

The contractor pays a visit to the properties in order to determine the issue and its cause. Once the issue and its cause are determined, the contractor provides the property owners with certain efficient techniques to deal with the issue along with elaborated estimates. They inspect the basement along with additional parts of the structure that might need waterproofing.

Situations and Their Solutions

In case water is coming into the cellar through cracks, the contractor utilizes waterproof coatings to seal them. For cracks in poured concrete basement walls, the contractor fills and seals the crevices with the aid of polyurethane or epoxy injection method.

In case the issue is arising due to hydrostatic pressure, improper grading, etc, they resort to external waterproofing. Also, they resort to internal waterproofing in order to control the flow of water within the cellar. This method is applied once the water has already got into the cellar walls. They install weeping tiles to route the seeped water from the cellar to sump pit. Once the seeped water is collected in the pit, the float switch activates the sump pump. Then, the sump pump takes the accumulated water away and pumps it out of the structure via discharge pipes.

Furthermore, they apply sealants on the walls and floor with the objective to keep water and moisture from getting into the cellar. These steps are taken as the process of waterproofing incorporates an arrangement of installing drainage systems and applying sealants.


How to Stop and Prevent Water Seepage in Basement?

Water seepage in basement is a common occurrence nowadays. Constant exposure to water could cause damage to the stability of the foundation as well as the goods kept in the underground room. Also, the situation could lead to flooding in the basement. Furthermore, water seeping into the basement could cause damage to the walls and wooden items.

The situation could turn a dry & habitable underground space into a leaky & wet basement. Also, a wet & leaky basement could cause mosquito, mould and mildew infestation. Besides that, the situation could, after a while, undermine the foundation.

Technique to Tackle the Situation   

Basement waterproofing is one of the most efficient techniques of dealing with the aforementioned situation. The technique is useful in directing the water from the exterior, thus, averting water seepage through cellar walls. It makes and keeps the underground room dry all through the year.

Furthermore, there’re actually two methods to perform basement waterproofing. It can be performed internally (within the cellar) as well as externally (outside the cellar). Both methods and their procedures are described below.

Internal Waterproofing

It is known as water management or control solution as it makes no attempt to obstruct the water from getting into the cellar walls. Preferably, it controls and changes the flow of water once it has got into the cellar walls.

Also, in this method, the work is performed within the basement. Furthermore, in this method, an internal drainage system is installed within the cellar. This system draws water away that has already got into the cellar walls and sends it through the weeping tiles that are installed around the foundation footings. The weeping tiles are then connected to sump pit. They send the water from the cellar to sump pit. Lastly, the water accumulated in the sump pit is pumped outside the cellar by sump pump.

Furthermore, in this method, sealants are applied on the cellar walls and floors with the objective to prevent water and moisture from getting seeped into the cellar walls and floors. Also, the sealants prevent mould and mildew growth. They avert moisture from seeping into the additional parts of the property.

External Waterproofing

This method involves excavation of ground near the property. The work is performed outside the basement. Also, this method is known as positive side waterproofing as it takes care of the hydrostatic pressure and obstructs the water from getting into the cellar.

In this method, waterproof bonding membranes or polymers are applied on the exterior walls of the basement. Also, an exterior drainage system is installed along with dimple board that prevents moisture (from outside) from getting into the cellar and routes water into the weeping tiles.

In order to install the drainage system, a trench is dug around the periphery of basement walls. The weeping tiles are actually perforated pipes that direct water to storm drain.  Lastly, the excavated ground is backfilled and the region is graded in order to lead water away from the foundation.

Information Resource and the Implementers

More information about both the techniques can be received by consulting with professional waterproofing contractors toronto, like us. We, DryShield, are cognizant of the techniques, their procedures, advantages and applications.

Our workforce inspects the basement and additional parts of the building that need repair and waterproofing.  During basement inspection, they recognize the issue and the cause of it. After identifying the cause, they recommend the most appropriate repair method and waterproofing technique that is required to deal with the situation. The implementation process of the suggested method begins only after the approval.

DryShield has included Cost Calculator for Waterproofing

DryShield has included cost calculator in their site. The cost calculator provides estimates for interior and exterior waterproofing.


Toronto, Ontario, April 12, 2018 — Water leakage in basement is a common occurrence nowadays. Leaking water in the basement could cause the growth of mould and mildew. It generally causes flooding in basements. Furthermore, constant exposure to water could damage the strength of foundation and goods stored in the room and undermine the structure.

Some of the primary reasons why moisture seeps into the cellar are cracks on the walls, leaking pipes, hydrostatic pressure, sewer water backup in cellar, and clogged drain tile.

Basement waterproofing is an effective technique of ceasing or channelling water from the exterior, in that way, averting the leaks in cellar floor and walls. The technique averts moisture from seeping into the cellar and causing damage to the foundation, wood and walls of the building. The technique can be categorized into two main types. The types are internal and external waterproofing.

Internal waterproofing is also known as water control or management solution as it handles the movement of moisture once it has got into the walls. In this method, waterproof barriers and weeping tiles are installed in order to route water from the cellar to a sump pump. The internal weeping tiles direct water to a surrounding sump pump.

External waterproofing is known as positive side waterproofing as it deals with the hydrostatic pressure and ceases the moisture from getting into the cellar. Also, it includes preservation of walls and floor of the cellar.

In this method, the ground around the house is excavated. Then, weeping tiles that are placed at the bottom of the footing are replaced and installed. Subsequently, moisture-proof rubberized urethane is applied to the exterior walls of the cellar. The waterproof layer is safeguarded with a synthetic membrane and dimple board that reroutes water into weeping tiles. Membranes are generally utilized to waterproof the cellar walls.

After that, the weeping tiles and nearby gravel are covered with geo-textile filter cloth in order to avert the system from clogging. Lastly, the excavated ground is replaced and the area is graded to lead water away from the foundation.

One of the most convenient ways to stop and avert water leakage in basement is to consult with a professional waterproofing contractor, such as DryShield. The contractor inspects and examines the basement and other parts of the building that need repair. The contractor identifies the type and cause of issue and then recommends some efficient and cost-effective techniques to deal with the situation. Also, the contractor recommends the suitable basement repair and sealing technique that is appropriate for the building.

Recently, the contractor has received a Best of HomeStars 2018 award. Also, DryShield has added cost calculator (for interior and exterior solution) in their site. The cost calculator provides estimates for interior and exterior solution. Estimates for both solutions can be received by simply filling in the details.

About the company
DryShield is a Toronto based waterproofing organization. The operational areas of the organization are Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area. Services offered by the organization include mould removal, sewage cleanup, wet & leaky basement repair, foundation crack repair, well installation, sump pump installation, etc.

Dryshield Waterproofing
Toronto, Canada

Anastasia Shchipanova Created a Portrait of Grenada

Moscow, Russia, March 30, 2018 — Grenada celebrated its 44th anniversary of independence. The celebration of the Independence Day of 2018 was held under the motto “One People, One Country. Our Responsibility.” The Grenada Embassy was opened in Russia on August 1, 2017 and became the first official representation of the Caribbean countries in our country.


“Our two countries have different cultures. Therefore, we aim to introduce the citizens of Grenada to Russian culture, and vice versa. One of the most important prospects for bilateral relations is opening of a trading house, thanks to which the products from Grenada will enter the Russian market, including nutmeg, cocoa beans, rum.”, Oleg Firer, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Grenada to the Russian Federation said.

During the reception, guests were surprised with an unusual performance: under the guidance of an energy-abstractionist painter, winner of the Fashion TV Awards “The Best Artist of the Year – 2017” Anastasia Shchipanova, guests created an energy portrait of Grenada. Each guest could take his part and paint part of the future painting during the celebration.

“The performance was very active, in a friendly atmosphere. Creation of an energy portrait really captivated the ambassadors and other participants of the reception. In creating a portrait, I decided to use colors of the national flag of Grenada. These are yellow gently merging into green, a soft combination, bright yellow and green splashes of color, just as sunny Grenada. It is surprising that at the end of the celebration of the anniversary of the independence of Granada, the Prime Minister of Grenada, Keith Mitchell, sent an electronic congratulation in exactly the same colors as my painting: in yellow and green color tones. This really surprised and delighted Oleg Firer, the ambassador of Grenada in Russia. No wonder they say that creative people catch one inspiration for everyone. Confirmation of these words is that evening where we could see how this official invitation is similar to the painting created on that day. Guests of the evening approached the painting with sincere interest to ask about the technique of painting and created a wonderful atmosphere for creativity.

I am really happy that the painting will be in the embassy and occupy a place of honor there. I also want to note the motto “One People, one country and one responsibility”, which became the theme of the event. We all must follow this idea. To be hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder, regardless of race, religion, age, skin color and any ideology”, the artist Anastasia Shchipanova shared her impressions of the evening.

Schipanova Art
Moscow, Russia

DryShield to Offer Free Estimates for Waterproofing Projects

DryShield has added a free online estimation tool to their site. This tool offers quotes for residential and commercial waterproofing projects.


Toronto, Ontario, March 05, 2018 — Wet basement is a common problem nowadays. Some of the common signs of the problem are musty odour, mould, corrosion, stains on walls, paint peeling off, and rusting. Generally, it could be caused by many reasons.

Some of the common causes of the problem are condensation, cracks in concrete basement walls, leaking or broken pipe, sump pump not working, blocked, leaking or damaged gutters, leaking window well, inappropriate surface drainage, obstruction in downspout, sewer water backup and hydrostatic pressure.

It is essential to deal with the abovementioned problem as soon as possible. In case the problem is left unaddressed for a long time, it could intensify and cause damage to the items that might be stored in the underground room. When left unaddressed, water could cause damage to the walls, drywall, hardwood flooring and support beams. When not attended timely, the abovementioned problem could affect the structural integrity of the house.

Also, stagnant water could cause pest infestation and the growth of mould and mildew. Mould generally grows on ceiling, carpet, wood, tiles and painted walls. Once air moves from wet underground room, mildew spores and mould could spread in the air throughout the structure. Furthermore, dampness in the room could cause damage to the wooden structures. Also, dampness or water in the underground room could weaken the foundation of house.

Luckily, there’re numerous solutions to the abovementioned problem. Hiring a professional waterproofing contractor, such as DryShield, is a good option as the contractor has the required experience and skill set. The company specializes in wet basement Toronto repairs, basement crack repair, interior and exterior waterproofing solutions.

DryShield’s techniques of waterproofing include covering the cellar walls with weeping tiles, protective coatings, sealers and membranes. The sealers avert the water from getting into basement, whereas the weeping tile averts flooding in the underground room. They utilize membranes like an exterior protective layer in order to avert wall damage.

Recently, the company has added a free online estimation tool to their site. This tool offers quotes for residential and commercial waterproofing projects. Also, the tool offers quotes for concrete crack injection, interior and exterior waterproofing.

About the company
DryShield is a Toronto-based waterproofing company with over two and a half decades of industrial expertise. The company offers basement waterproofing services in Toronto. Also, the organization undertakes wet underground room repair projects in Toronto.

Dryshield Waterproofing
Toronto, Canada

Cannabis Facility Management and Security Requirements Training

Toronto, ON, February 20, 2018 — On February 28th, NACPT Pharma College, will be conducting Cannabis or Marijuana Facility Set-up and Plant Management Workshop in Toronto, ON. This workshop can help any professional that is interested in setting-up a full scale Cannabis or Marijuana production.


Mr. Alex Goldstein, is one of the industrial experts at NACPT Pharma College. With his 13 years of progressive experience servicing the Canadian public sector and private Security industries, and with his most recent work with Led Threat Risk Assessments and suitability reviews, site audits, Standard Operating Procedure reviews, and site or design plan consulting for Cannabis or Marijuana companies across Canada.

Workshop will include the basic facility management, pest management, soil control and batch production processes. In addition, the speaker will be able to address on the Identify the key differences in plant characteristics. Alex will also provide a solid insight about the security measurements such as Threat Risk Assessment, Suitability Community Studies, Zoning by-Laws, Effective Surveillance and Alarm System, Access Control System and Incident Management System.

The facility management and security is an essential skill for professionals from Cannabis Production and Distribution, Quality Control and Quality Assurance, Research and Development (R&D), Analytical Development (AD) and Regulatory Compliance. In addition, Medical Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, other practitioners can also get benefits from the specific workshop.

About US:

NACPT Pharma College, has developed a series of Medical Marijuana/Cannabis workshop training focusing on various modules from how to become a licensed producer (LP), to various processes related to pharmaceutical medical Cannabis/Marijuana product development and clinical research activities, regulatory and legal realities associated with the start-up companies and medical practitioners.

“NACPT Pharma College provides a full spectrum of Cannabis or Marijuana Workshops

Contact Us:
Dianne Da Silva
NACPT Pharma College
5310 Finch Avenue East, Unit #9
Toronto, ON, MIS 5E8
416-412-7374 or 647-998-7374

Patients’ guide to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

USA, February 13, 2018 — Intermountain Medical Imaging published an outstanding visual patients’ guide to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The visual asset created by Intermountain Medical Imaging comprises valuable information about the history of MRI and the future along with the recent advances in MRI. Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses a magnetic field and pulses or radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body.

The infographic entitled “Patients Guide to Medical Resonance Imaging” aims to help understanding Magnetic Resonance Imaging explaining the technology and the difference from a Computed Tomography (CT) scan or an X-ray. What is more, the advent of 3T MRI is described within the infographic as well as the best uses for 3T. Recently, MR machines with higher “3 Tesla” field strength have moved out of the research realm and entered into clinical settings. According to the infographic, 3T is best used for brain injuries and concussion, epilepsy and brain function, musculoskeletal and heart diseases.

In fact, doctors use MRI to examine the brain, pelvic region, spine, blood vessels, heart and abdomen. The future of MRI is also touched by the infographic. Medical researchers are working on combining MRI machines with other imaging with other imaging equipment in order to make it easier and faster to diagnose and treat patients. Combining MRI and PET into one helps reduce the stress placed on patients when it comes to these time-consuming tests.

As far as the creator of this great infographic is concerned, Intermountain Medical Imaging was established in August of 1999 in downtown Boise, the first imaging center to offer 3T MRI in Southwest Idaho. Intermountain Medical Imaging offers both a 1.5T MRI option with their Siemens 1.5T MRI scanner and a 3T MRI option with their Philips Ingenia 3T MRI. The 3T MRI has almost 2.3 feet diameter opening to provide a full foot of space over the patient’s head. This allows a new level of comfort for their patients.

John B.
Intermountain Medical Imaging
208 472 8101