Not all drainage issues are the same. Unlike many other drainage and waterproofing companies, we pride ourselves on providing drainage solutions that are tailored to the specifics of your home. For example, often times older Victoria homes had their foundations built on large rock beds. When an exterior drainage problem occurs, simply replacing the drain tile or perimeter drains won’t necessarily solve the problem. We are able to offer both interior and exterior drainage solutions in this case to solve the problem.
Defective perimeter drains are the most common source of basement flooding and foundation deterioration in Victoria. Debris, plant roots or old and broken drain tiles can cause improper drainage. As a result, rainwater can pool up next to your foundation, causing major problems not limited to flooding. Water damage can cause a multitude of problems, including dangerous black mold on the inside of your home, which can cause health issues for you and your family. Bad smells, structural damage and dangerous toxins may be caused by leaking drains. Water leaking out of drain pipes can saturate surrounding soils and loosen foundations, footings and structure supports. Many homes in Victoria have outdated systems that are damaged or non-functional. Even worse, some homes do not have a drainage system at all! The best thing you can do to prevent unnecessary and costly damage to your home is ensure that your drainage system is functional by getting a CCTV camera inspection by the Flintstones team.
CCTV Camera Inspection
Whether you suspect your home has a perimeter drainage problem, you have a leaky basement that defies explanation or you think your drains may be in need of maintenance, Flintstones can help. A Flintstones representative will thoroughly inspect your property to investigate any potential problems. In some cases, an exploratory excavation outside the home will be recommended in order to ascertain the type and condition of the current drainage system. A CCTV camera inspection is always required to allow us to see an obstruction, collapsed or damaged areas, the intrusion of roots or to map the location of connections to or from the weeping tiles. A trained Flintstones technician inserts a small camera into the drain and along your sewer or drain tile. We set up a monitor and capture screenshots so that you can observe the drain yourself and view its condition.
Mold is a common occurrence in old and new homes. With the increase of “tightening” homes for energy efficiency, mold and mildew can flourish. If you have living quarters in the basement or a suite below ground level, then mold could be present in your walls, ceilings, cupboards, etc. We use CCTV cameras and state of the art electronic equipment to detect mold spores both in the air and on the surface. Flintstones uses professional and highly effective containment practices to remove mold from your home.
Flintstones can perform a moisture detection test to identify and assess unusually wet areas of a home. Excess moisture and humidity left within a building or its structural elements cause rot, mold growth, and reduced insulation values, as well as cause failure of flooring, roofing and wall support. Non-invasive meters, such as the one we use, are effective for initial troubleshooting and inspection, quickly indicating the location of elevated moisture and its source.