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Cool Facts - Foundation Waterproofing

Foundation Waterproofing

Foundation waterproofing is either a protective coating or a waterproofing membrane that prevents water and moisture from entering your home.

Cool Facts
  • Due to alkalines in both concrete and soils, some spray on coatings can dissipate into the soil in just 5-15 years

  • Waterproofing coatings that seal the foundation can also seal internal moisture in your home causing the greater moisture related problems such as health issues, mold and mildew

  • Solvent based coatings such as asphalt or rubber may be highly explosive or flammable and contain V.O.C's (volatile organic compounds) such as exilene, naphtha, paint thinner and toelene

  • When mixed with groundwater it can be nearly impossible to collect during pollution cleanup and it can turn the water brown. Solvents in spray on coatings may absorb into your skin causing headaches, memory loss and other medical conditions

  • The E.P.A. can fine thousands of dollars to the person or company responsible for a spill

  • Coatings can take between 1-5 days to cure or dry depending on the type of coating and the weather conditions

  • TThe leaky condo problem first emerged in Vancouver, Canada in the mid 90’s and has cost billions of dollars in damage and the numbers are still climbing as the repairs continue

  • A study revealed that the most common problems inspectors find in homes less than 12 years old is basement leaks

  • In the late 90’s, mold and mildew damage causing rot and decay of homes, has created a frenzy of litigation that appears to only just getting started as it spreads across North America.

The SUPERSEAL Solution

SUPERSEAL Dimpled Membrane is unlike any type of spray on coating. SUPERSEAL has countless benefits but the most important is the ability to let your home breathe. SUPERSEAL's 24-mil high-density membrane not only keeps external water out allows internal moisture to escape to the footing drain for removal. SUPERSEAL Dimpled membrane also removes 100% of the hydrostatic headwater pressure of the face of the wall and is unaffected by alkalines in soils and concrete and 100% environmentally friendly. In addition, SUPERSEAL Dimpled membrane can be installed quickly and easily in any weather condition. Once installed, SUPERSEAL Dimpled membrane can be backfilled immediately.


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