• Home Improvement

    Can You Waterproof a Finished Basement?

    Here in Toronto, water in the basement is an ongoing issue for most homeowners.  The weather, age of homes, as well as underground waterways can cause havoc on a basement.  But due to the price and scarcity of land in Toronto, many homeowners want to finish their basement to create additional living space for their family.  Water can be very damaging to a basement and if you have ever had to hire a water damage repair company in Toronto, you know the cleanup is very expensive. The problem arises when a homeowner finished their basement but failed to waterproof their basement before finishing it. A finished basement can add a…

  • Home Improvement

    When You Should Call a Foundation Contractor

    If you have a leaky basement you could solve the problem yourself if you’re handy or you may be better off seeking professional help. It will depend on what exactly the problem is and how complex the work is involved in repairing it. Of course, if you’re not able to pinpoint the source of the leaking water that’s probably an indicator that you should call a waterproofing contractor to find the root of the trouble. If you have small cracks in the foundation you may be able to plug them epoxy. But while this may help stop the water from entering the home it doesn’t solve the underlying problem. We…

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    How Water Can Permeate a Concrete Foundation over Time

    Is water seeping through your concrete foundation?  If left untreated, water can slowly erode your foundation and lead to costly foundation repairs.  Here in Toronto, we respond to several hundred basement waterproofing calls a year.  Some repairs are minor, while others are costly repairs.  Most of the costly foundation repairs we treat could have been prevented, or at least minimized, if proper measures had been taken earlier.  It’s vital to contact an experienced contractor to help.  Here in the Bay Area there are many high quality home renovation contractors you can contact. One of the foundation problems we frequently come across is a slowly eroding foundation due to a prolonged…