Basement Waterproofing Specialists in Johannesburg.
As specialised basement waterproofing contractors in Johannesburg, we offer quality waterproofing solutions for your sub-ground water ingress problems. We are professional basement and tanking experts that offer affordable and long lasting solutions.
What Is Basement Waterproofing?
Basement waterproofing is the installation of specialised materials to prevent water ingress. Wikipedia explains it nicely: “Basement waterproofing involves techniques and materials used to prevent water from penetrating the basement of a house or a building. Waterproofing a basement that is below ground level can require the application of sealant materials, the installation of drains and sump pumps, and more.”
Basement’s and other sub-ground rooms are prone to water ingress due to the pressure created by moisture in the soil. During rain, the soil surrounding the basement becomes saturated. Thus, creating hydrostatic pressure which in turn pushes moisture through the floors and walls.
Other waterproofing contractors don’t offer basement waterproofing. It is highly specialised and quite complicated. However, our team at Apex Waterproofing LOVE to take on the challenge of making our client’s sub-ground rooms watertight.
The scope of work for sub-ground waterproofing varies. We offer specialised solutions for new and old builds. Old builds generally include hacking up floors down to concrete and walls back to brick work. This is the most labour intensive aspect of the project. Thereafter, it is smooth sailing but patience is a virtue and the specialised process requires a lot of drying time. Which is why the duration of the project is relatively long.
What Causes Your Basement To Leak?
- Incorrect design from building stage.
- Excessively high water table and hydrostatic pressure.
- Damaged waterproofing on external walls.
- Root growth or structural movement.
- Inadequate subsoil drainage.
- Blocked or failed subsoil drainage.
Our Basement Waterproofing Guarantees
We offer 5 – 10 year guarantees on our basement and tanking projects. The scope of work normally takes 2 – 5 weeks depending on the size of the area.
We have successfully completed dozens of basement waterproofing projects with zero come backs so we are confident in our specialised waterproofing techniques and systems. Thus, you are getting the best value for money available.
My Basement Is Leaking. What Now?
The cheapest option and first point of call is to look at drainage in the vicinity. This alone may alleviate the problem entirely, depending on the severity of the leak.
If you do have a sump pump or subsoil drainage, your best option is known as tanking. This is an application of waterproof, structural slurry capable of withstanding high levels of negative water pressure. This is a highly effective system when installed correctly. However, it should not be installed by a company that specialises in this service, it may create a larger problem. Therefore, it pays to work with professionals.
Call The Best Basement Contractors In Johannesburg
The foundation of your home will be permanently damaged if exposed to water for long periods of time. Thus, extend the longevity of your property by working with us, voted one of the best waterproofing contractors in Johannesburg. We issue waterproofing guarantee certificates for all work completed so Get in contact with us today!