An essential part of our basement waterproofing system is the Platon foundation wrap offered by Armtec.

waterproofing a basement with platon foundation membrane

Whenever we waterproof a foundation we always consider how well the techniques and products used will hold up against the big winter melts and heavy rains we all deal with here in Niagara.

Platon Foundation Wrap is a high density Polyethylene (HDPE) membrane that’s specifically designed to keep wet soil away from the exterior of your homes foundation wall.

That’s not all, any moisture that may find its way past the wrap is carried to the foundation drain by its strategically designed air gap drainage path.

The combination of an impermeable vapour barrier and air gap allows your foundation concrete to breathe while still controlling moisture.

basement waterproofing with platon membrane foundation wrap


  1. Simple to install.No matter the weather, it can be secured to all types of foundation walls.

  2. Works for all types of foundations. Including poured concrete, permanent wood and your existing foundation.

  3. Environmentally friendly. Platon is made with 85% recycled material with no contaminating by-products.

  4. Durability. With a softening temperature of 125 Celsius and a working temperature between -50 Celsius and 80 Celsius (-58°F to 176ºF), it’s safe to say it can hold up against any weather conditions the Niagara Region has to offer.

Armtec is a top supplier of water management infrastructure in Canada who we trust with our basement waterproofing services.

If you’re a do it yourselfer Platon Foundation Wrap can be purchased from retailers like Castle Building Centres and IHL Canada.