Basement Waterproofing In Vancouver Island

Here at Island Basement Systems, we've been fixing wet basements in neighborhoods like yours since 1997. Our certified technicians have the expertise you need to get the job done quickly, effectively, and permanently. There's no job too large or small -- and there's no wet basement we can't fix!

We have done over 5,000 Jobs on Vancouver Island, and we can help fix your home too! Let one of our basement experts come and give you a free waterproofing estimate. We want to help you make your basement dry all the time!

Common Waterproofing Solutions:

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Through years of research, Basement Systems®, Inc. has developed the most effective and long-term solutions for wet basements. Their products have been keeping basements dry in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom since 1987.

To date, our waterproofing systems have been used to repair hundreds of thousands of basements and crawl spaces worldwide!

Customer Reviews
  • By John M.
    Saanich, BC
    "A good solution for my damp crawlspace."

    Customer Review

    By John M.
    Saanich, BC

    A good solution for my damp crawlspace.
  • By BJ W.
    Victoria, BC
    "The install Crew was great. Worked fast, clean up after themselves every..."

    Customer Review

    By BJ W.
    Victoria, BC

    The install Crew was great. Worked fast, clean up after themselves every day. Communicated each step. Marshall was awesome !
  • By Ken T.
    Ladysmith, BC
    "Thank you the process was very easy: you did everything you said you were..."

    Customer Review

    By Ken T.
    Ladysmith, BC

    Thank you the process was very easy: you did everything you said you were going to do and kept me well informed in the process.Very friendly people to deal with as well.
  • By John T.
    Brentwood Bay, BC
    "steve ? was our installer and impressed me very much. I am a building..."

    Customer Review

    By John T.
    Brentwood Bay, BC

    steve ? was our installer and impressed me very much. I am a building contractor and have had lot's of experience with subtrades. I wish Steve was working for our company!
  • By Andrew A.
    Victoria, BC
    "Marshall did a great job. He was on time and prepared, he kept his crews..."

    Customer Review

    By Andrew A.
    Victoria, BC

    Marshall did a great job. He was on time and prepared, he kept his crews working and he took the time to explain to us what he was doing and why. We are really impressed. Marshall is a go getter. He does not waste time but gets right after the job at hand. We will be using Island Basements in the future for our perimeter drainage inspection and upgrade and for insulating the upstairs.
  • By Judith A.
    Victoria, BC
    "The installation by Giovanni and Stephen proved our choice was the right..."

    Customer Review

    By Judith A.
    Victoria, BC

    The installation by Giovanni and Stephen proved our choice was the right one - "the best". This crew was completely independent, neither asking nor needing anything for their job. They worked continuously and were early in arriving in the morning, with pleasant smiles and ready to start. Their clean up procedure was sweeping and vacuuming out the crawl space entirely. What a joy it is to now go into that space. It will be a clean and dry space for storage. This has bee one of the better home owners' experiences and I would encourage everyone to think seriously of the benefits this system offers to the home in comfort and savings, not to mention the added investment.

Our Innovative Approach

We've taken the best concepts from conventional waterproofing methods and combined them to create the most innovative, effective systems in the industry.

These products include French drains and sump pump systems that are custom-designed to handle all problems that arise in below-grade spaces.

Professional, Certified Waterproofers In British Columbia

Basement water problems are as old as the structures themselves. Water will leak into a basement through any opening it can, including your walls, floors, and the joints between them. Water can even pass through the concrete itself -- which is one reason why basements are notoriously damp, humid spaces.

Other companies might try to sell you on inferior basement waterproofing solutions. Our products have been developed, patented, and perfected by Basement Systems®, Inc. -- the world's largest network of basement waterproofing contractors.

Whether you live in Victoria, Nanaimo, Saanich, Duncan, Campbell River, Langford, Courtenay, Port Alberni, Squamish, Esquimalt or nearby our basement experts will show you how we can customize your waterproofing solution to keep the basement dry all the time! For a free, no-obligation waterproofing cost quote, contact us by phone or e-mail today!

 

Exterior Excavation

Heavy equipment is brought in to dig out the entire perimeter of the basement. New drain lines are installed, and sometimes a waterproof coating is applied to foundation walls. This waterproofing strategy is expensive and often damages lawn and garden areas. Exterior drains are prone to clogging with silt and roots over time.

Interior Subfloor Drain

This drain line is installed underneath the basement floor, just inside the foundation walls. The hidden drainage system brings water to a sump pit, where a sump pump automatically pumps it outside. Also known as a French Drain, this system is not prone to clogging; it’s reliable and easy to service.

Interior Baseboard System

A hollow plastic baseboard is installed along the base of basement walls to form a drainage channel that directs water to a sump pump system. A baseboard-type drainage system is sometimes recommended when the basement slab is too thin to accommodate a French Drain.

Negative-side Sealant

This waterproofing technique involves "painting" basement walls and floors with a waterproof, cement-based coating that's supposed to seal out moisture. Even when applied correctly, this thin membrane usually fails in response to prolonged hydrostatic pressure from outside the foundation.

our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

Island Basement Systems
273 Prospect Lake Rd
Victoria, BC V9E1J7
1-250-984-2363
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