Below is a list of terms commonly used in basemtn waterproofing, foundationg repair and basement finishing.
You can browse through the basement terminology below. If you have any questions about basements, please call us at 416 207 9709
Soil pH is a measurement the alkalinity or acidity of soil. pH is measured on a scale of 1-14, with 7 as the neutral mark, anything below 7 considered acidic and anything above 7 considered alkaline.
Refers to the attraction between two molecules, each having regions of low level positive and negative charge.
A dimpled membrane, typically manufactured using a high density polyethylene, impermeable to water and water vapor, that creates an air gap between the membrane and a foundation wall. Water between the air-gap membrane and the foundation wall flows freely towards the weeping tile. It also provides a capillary break between the foundation wall and the saturated soil surrounding it.
The replacement of excavated earth into a trench around or against a basement or crawlspace foundation wall.
Basement Floor Slab
The 4 or 5 inch layer of concrete that forms the basement floor.