Protect your basement from radon. Ask us how.
Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally when the uranium in soil and rock breaks down. It is invisible, odourless and tasteless. When radon is released from the ground into the outdoor air, it is diluted and is not a concern. However, in enclosed spaces, like homes, it can sometimes accumulate to high levels, which can be a risk to the health of you and your family (source www.canada.ca).
We're also able to protect your home from radon by waterproofing your basement. Ask us how.
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"First we investigate, then we determine the optimum solution."
When a basement is leaking, there could be many root causes. Fida Restoration prides itself in investigating the root cause of the problem to present you with the best course of action. When there are more than one solution, we will pick the best one that will give you the most value for your budget.
Exterior or interior waterproofing? Which is better?
This is a very common question. The answer is: both. How can this be? It depends on the root cause of the problem. Exterior waterproofing is great because once completed, you completely stop the water from penetrating your foundation wall. However this option has its downsides. 1) It costs more money. 2) You have to dig up the side of your house. 3) Depending on how close your neighbour's home is to yours, this option may be impossible or you may require soil shoring, which will add to the cost of the repair.
Interior waterproofing is generally a financially cheaper option because it simply involves less physical labour. Interior waterproofing is a great option if the source of the leak is relatively minor and if you know you don't have any structural foundation issues. For example, if your basement is leaking due to a crack, waterproofing it from the inside will be an easy fix. But if the root cause of the problem is a shifting foundation wall, then waterproofing it from the inside may work temporarily, but you continue to have the risk of the crack enlarging and/or different cracks forming. In this case, you need to stop the root cause (shifting foundation). Once this is solved, your waterproofing solution will be long term. This holds true for exterior waterproofing as well.