Water Management and Basements: Water's Not My Friend
This winter has broken many regional records for snowfall, flooding and temperature extremes. The result: keeping our basements dry and homeowners comfortable, will be an on-going challenge for many builders. Success however, is in the details; the ones the trades like to forget or often, don’t know about.
Below are some time-proven moisture mitigation strategies, we have collected from across Canada.
1. SLOPE THE FOOTINGS:
2. ADD A CAPILLARY BREAK:
Stop water from wicking from the footing up through the foundation wall
3. EXTEND DRAINAGE LAYER OVER FOOTING:
Keep bulk water away from footings and foundation walls