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GJ MacRae Foundation Repair

The Original Wetbasements Experts – Since 1975
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TORONTO'S HIGHEST RATED

Basement Waterproofing

GJ MacRae Foundation Repair is an award-winning second generation family-run Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, and Underpinning company serving the Greater Toronto Area.

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Whether you live in Oakville, Hamilton, or Downtown Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area sees its fair share of rain and snow. This, along with other factors, can result in groundwater buildup and the subsequent hydrostatic pressure, which may push water through cracks in concrete foundations, compromised foundation walls, and damaged weeping tile systems, potentially causing basement flooding. These concerns demand careful waterproofing and drainage considerations and are rarely implemented in residential building envelopes during original construction. This is where GJ MacRae Foundation Repair, Toronto’s leading basement waterproofing company, can help.

Founded in 1975, we are local foundation repair and basement waterproofing specialists throughout the Greater Toronto Area. As a second generation family owned business, we have extensive industry knowledge and experience and are equipped with industry-leading structural repair methodologies that provide the highest quality foundation repair service available today. Our highly skilled and trained staff have delivered top-notch, dependable basement waterproofing services in Toronto for nearly 50 years. Using leading-edge techniques and best practices, we tackle all phases of waterproofing issues in the Toronto area, such as leaky basements, damp walls, basement underpinning, and full structural foundation wall replacements.

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Who is GJ MacRae Foundation Repair?

GJ MacRae is a second-generation, family-run, full-service basement foundation repair and waterproofing company serving the Greater Toronto Area since 1975. After nearly 50 years in business, we have established ourselves as the premier basement waterproofing company in the GTA. We will work with you to understand your project needs and find the best solution for damaged foundation walls or leaking basements.

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If you’re from the Greater Toronto Area and need exceptional basement waterproofing services, count on us for leading foundation repair in Toronto. With nearly five decades of experience, we specialize in foundation repair and basement waterproofing, ensuring the long-term security of your home’s concrete foundation walls. Our reliable exterior and interior waterproofing solutions come with the best warranty in the business and are offered throughout the GTA, including Oakville, Mississauga, Burlington, Hamilton, Milton, Georgetown, and Scarborough. Operating year-round, even in the winter, we provide timely basement leak repair services to safeguard your home from sudden leaks or foundation damages. Our experience of nearly 50 years gives us confidence in our ability to deliver a dry, usable basement to protect your home’s foundation for the long run, so contact us today for a free estimate.

 

What Makes GJ MacRae Foundation Repair the Best Basement Waterproofing Company in Toronto?

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Decades of Experience​

We’re experts with almost five decades of experience providing quality basement waterproofing services.

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Service Since 1975

Servicing Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Hamilton and Georgetown since 1975!

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Outstanding Service

We offer the highest quality foundation repair, basement waterproofing, and underpinning services.

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Completely Family Owned

Family owned and operated since 1975, robust liability insurance, fully licensed, insured, and bonded.

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Wide Range of Services

From waterproofing to sump pump installations, we have the solution to your foundation needs.

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Highest Quality Repairs

We take immense pride in delivering the highest quality workmanship available today in the GTA!

HONESTY, INTEGRITY & EXPERIENCE

Industry Leading Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing Services Since 1975

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Say goodbye to leaky basements because we specialize in basement waterproofing services for below-grade concrete blocks, poured concrete, field stone, and rubble stone foundation walls. With nearly 50 years of service, getting a dry basement backed by the most reliable warranty in the GTA is just a phone call away.

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Is there a crack in your poured, block, or rubble stone foundation wall, and is this crack allowing water to leak into your basement? Why do interior crack injection methods simply not work? Trust the experts and see why GJ MacRae Foundation Repair carries the most reliable foundation crack repair warranty in the business.

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A century-old technology reborn! Our services also include interior and exterior weeping tile systems coupled with deep insights and experience relating to drainage. Ask us about the difference between interior and exterior drainage methods and enjoy the benefits of our extensive expertise.

window wells

Basement windows are a great natural light source and can act as a designated fire escape, but what happens when window wells deteriorate, clog, and leak? Our hand-excavated exterior window well repair solutions are permanent and allow for guaranteed unimpeded drainage all year long.

sump pumps

Sump pumps and sump basins are integral to all below-grade drainage strategies due to their simplicity, reliability, low cost, and proven effectiveness. Ensure your sump pump, basin, and battery backup system are well maintained and ready for the next significant rain or thaw.

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We also specialize in structural foundation shoring, concrete footing and replacement, concrete foundation wall reinforcement and replacement, structural underpinning installations, and all phases of below-grade concrete foundation repair, reinforcement, and rebuilding.

Crumbling Foundations

Are your foundation walls spalling, eroding, or fragmenting? Is this damage accelerating through the years? Stopping moisture penetration through your above-grade concrete structure is imperative. We offer brush parging, s-type, adhesive, mesh, fiber, and thermal-slurry solutions for a lasting barrier.

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GJ MacRae pioneered the overflow underpinning method in the Greater Toronto Area. Our underpinning process allows for safe, reliable vertical increases in basement ceiling height that can turn crawl spaces into full living quarters for less cost than a standard second-story addition!

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When your foundation walls begin to show signs of cracking or bowing, it’s generally an indication of severe exterior lateral pressure from roots, hydrostatics, or poorly draining soil. Click below to learn more about our complete carbon fiber foundation reinforcement applications.

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Why Choose GJ MacRae?

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When Should You Hire a Basement Waterproofing Company in Toronto?

If you consistently notice water pooling in your basement or wet spots on the walls or floor, it’s an indication that you may need basement waterproofing. A professional Toronto basement waterproofing company can identify the source of the problem and provide appropriate solutions to prevent further water damage.

If you smell persistent musty odors or feel the presence of moisture in your basement, this could indicate a basement leak or foundation issue. It’s best to get the advice of a professional Toronto foundation repair and basement waterproofing team to evaluate your basement before any further damage occurs.

Visible cracks in basement walls or concrete foundations can be potential entry points for water. Ignoring these cracks can lead to significant structural damage over time, so it’s prudent to have your foundation waterproofed if cracks are detected. Reaching out to a reputable waterproofing company will help to prevent water from seeping in and causing damage.

If you plan to renovate your basement or create a livable space, addressing any existing or potential water issues beforehand is crucial. A basement waterproofing company can assess the space, identify vulnerabilities, and recommend the necessary waterproofing measures to ensure a dry and comfortable living area.

No matter how beautiful your home is, if the concrete foundation walls are not adequately protected and structurally sound, none of the beautiful renovations to the upper floors will matter in the long run! Having robust concrete foundation walls is a must for any home or structure. So, if you have a foundation crack in your home, call us immediately. 

If you’ve noticed mould or mildew in your basement, it’s important to take immediate action. Mould not only compromises the quality of indoor air, but it can also cause health issues. To address the underlying moisture issue and prevent mould growth, it’s recommended to seek help from a trusted basement waterproofing company.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Some Kind Words From Our Customers

Maria Aleman
Maria Aleman
2024-02-05
Dean, came out right away after we noticed water in our basement and provided an estimate. Communication with him was easy and he answered all my questions. Work was done within the week. I had a great experience and will recommend to others.
Jakob Backstrom
Jakob Backstrom
2023-11-17
Gavin and his team did a great job. Right from quoting the job I had confidence they can do the job well and had the experience. Great videos on their website really help you understand what’s involved in foundation repair.
Bob
Bob
2023-11-15
Job was done in 2 days which I was amazed it could be done that quickly! That’s a lot of pails of concrete and rock that had to be shuttled in and out of the house! The guys were all very friendly and let me know everything that was being done and answered all my questions! The bowed wall looks solidly supported now with carbon fibre strapping and the water found beneath the floor is now being safely routed through newly installed Plastic Weeper to our sump. We now have peace of mind that we can finish the basement with no leaks or crumbling walls! Thankyou Gavin, Maggi, Ricardo and Jay!
Debra Gold
Debra Gold
2023-10-16
We would like to express our gratitude to G.J. McRae for the exceptional job they did in restoring our peace of mind. Every time it rained or snowed, our basement would leak, causing us great distress. However, the crew from G.J. McRae arrived promptly, worked diligently, and efficiently resolved the issue. They even left our backyard in excellent condition, cleaning up after themselves. We cannot thank you enough for the outstanding service and for making us feel confident that the problem is now completely resolved. We are so happy to be able to not worry about this any longer.
Tricia LaDouceur
Tricia LaDouceur
2023-10-16
Workers were on time and professional. Quality and value for money. My only issue was the concrete poured was a little uneven causing a small lip near the drain. We managed to smooth it out. Would highly recommend GJ MacRae Foundation Repair.
John Prostran
John Prostran
2023-10-10
Very happy with the work done by the GJ Macrae team. Recommend them to anyone for the quality of their work and the amazing warranty, that provides a piece of mind, that they have.
Jane Ingman
Jane Ingman
2023-10-04
Everything went smoothly with the work we had down by GJ MacRae. Our issues included masonry stair repair, foundation cracks and parging that badly needed replacement. The resulting process was a look that exceeded how the house looked when it was first built. The quoting process and communication with Dean was very professional and timely. The onsite crew was very tidy and quick. I would not hesitate to recommend!
Jay Murray
Jay Murray
2023-09-15
Our window well was backing up. The crew came in hand dug down over 8 feet. They put in proper drainage and moisture protective membrane the area. Filled everything back in and made it look better than it was. 100% recommend using them again. Thanks you for all the work
John T
John T
2023-09-01
Gavin and his team were able to sort out a couple of VERY strange basement leaks after a renovation by others. Their detective work took into account the odd symptoms and they were able to resolve the issues permanently at a reasonable price. The cleanup afterwards was excellent – an important feature for us – as it demonstrates the overall workmanship. You may need to wait a fair amount of time for a response to emails if your issue is non-urgent / small job.
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We genuinely want each step of your journey (from the very first Google search to a leak-free basement) to be positive!

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Expert Waterproofing Services for Your Home

GJ MacRae Foundation Repair has been the industry leader for reliable basement waterproofing in the Greater Toronto Area Since 1975. Nearly five decades of experience inform our proven multi-stage repair process based on below-grade drainage considerations that allow us to waterproof concrete blocks, poured walls, and stone rubble foundation walls properly for the long term. Our repair solutions for leaking foundation cracks include using bitumen-based barrier membranes and high-efficiency weeping tile systems, which give us the edge in reliability and allow for the most robust foundation repair warranty available today in the GTA. Experience the GJ MacRae difference for year-round basement leak repairs in Toronto, Oakville, Mississauga, Burlington, Hamilton, Milton, and Georgetown. If you spot cracked foundation walls, leaky foundations, or any other basement waterproofing issues in your house, reach out and call us today at (905) 824-2557.

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Our Service Areas

At GJ MacRae, we take pride in extending our services across the GTA to meet our valued customers’ unique needs, and our dedicated team is committed to delivering top-notch solutions all year long. Our expansive service areas are a testament to our unwavering commitment to the highest quality foundation repair services and customer satisfaction in the GTA.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some common Basement Waterproofing, Basement Crack Repair, Basement Foundation Repair and Basement Underpinning questions and answers!

Several factors can cause a wet basement, including damaged eavestroughs and downspouts, poor overall grade and drainage, foundation cracks, leaks in pipes, and improper sealing of the basement walls or floors.

Common signs of water problems in basements include:

  • Musty odors.
  • Mold growth.
  • Water stains on walls or floors.
  • Efflorescence (white powdery substance on the walls).
  • A hyperactive sump pump.
  • Visible cracks in the walls or floors.

 

We offer a comprehensive range of basement waterproofing services, including foundation repair, basement crack repair, sump pump installation, exterior waterproofing, interior waterproofing, structural foundation repair, basement underpinning, and many more.

The cost of basement waterproofing depends on several factors, such as the extent of the damage, the type of waterproofing solution needed, overall repair access, and the square footage of the repair area. We offer free consultations and can provide you with a quote once we assess your specific needs.

The timeline for a basement waterproofing project depends on the scope of the work. Some projects can be completed in a few days, while others may take several weeks. Rest assured, we will provide an accurate timeline during the consultation phase.

In most cases, you will not need to leave your home while the work is being done. Our team will take steps to minimize disruption and maintain a safe and clean work area.

Structural engineers are generally not required for Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Crack Repair, or Weeping Tile repairs.

The benefit of hand excavation for outside basement waterproofing is that the landscaping and grounds are undamaged during excavations.

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