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GJ MacRae Foundation Repair

The Original Wetbasements Experts – Since 1975
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THE GTA'S HIGHEST RATED

The Highest Rated Basement Waterproofing Services in Burlington

Keeping Burlington Basements High and Dry For Nearly 50 Years!

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the highest quality basement waterproofing services in the gta SINCE 1975

Basement Water Leakage Problem in Burlington?

Whether you live in Oakville, Hamilton, or Downtown Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area sees its fair share of rain and snow! That factor, amongst others, can lead to the buildup of groundwater and its attendant hydrostatic pressure that can force water through concrete foundation cracks, damaged concrete foundation walls, and damaged weeping tile systems (and potentially straight into your basement!) These concerns demand careful waterproofing and drainage considerations 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 and 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 can tackle all phases of waterproofing issues in the Toronto area, such as leaky basements, damp walls, basement underpinning, and complete structural foundation wall replacements.

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GJ MACRAE FOUNDATION REPAIR

Your Basement Waterproofing Solution in Burlington

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GJ MacRae Foundation Repair is a leading name in Burlington’s basement waterproofing and foundation repair. We have been helping the community for nearly 50 years. In our long history of service, we have consistently delivered top-notch results. We are a family-owned business that cares deeply about customer satisfaction and quality workmanship.

We have faced many challenging basements, but we have always prevailed. Our experienced technicians create a customized plan according to your basement needs. We only use products of the highest character and offer a 15-year transferable warranty. Our quality service, expertise, and experience have made us the most trusted basement waterproofing company in Burlington.

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The GJ MacRae Solution: Basement Waterproofing Burlington

We have proudly served The GTA, Hamilton, Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown, and surrounding areas since 1975. We specialize in basement waterproofing in Burlington for below-grade concrete blocks, poured concrete, field stone, and rubble stone foundation walls.

With 10,000+ satisfied customers to date in Burlington and nearly 50 years of experience, we are the leaders in all phases of foundation repair, from crack repair to weeping tile systems, structural foundation repair, and underpinning, all coupled with a full line of high-quality drainage solutions. GJ MacRae Foundation Repair is home to the highest quality basement waterproofing warranty. We guarantee to keep your structure in Burlington high and dry for years to come, and that’s a promise!

Choose the Best: Why We're Burlington's Best Waterproofing Company

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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!

WHY CHOOSE US?

Why is GJ MacRae Your Ideal Choice For Basement Waterproofing in Burlington?

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Over 10,000 Completed Projects

GJ MacRae Foundation Repair has waterproofed over 10,000 basements since 1975! Our experience covers various eras of homes, from heritage to wartime bungalows to modern.

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A Dry Basement, Guaranteed

With the GJ MacRae process, you can rest assured that your basement will remain dry. We use the best products and basement waterproofing process to make your basement walls water-resistant.

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Nearly Five Decades of Experience

With nearly five decades of experience in basement waterproofing in Burlington and surrounding areas, GJ MacRae is prepared for any challenge with our adaptable and personalized plans that fit your foundation repair needs.

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Hand Excavation Over Machine

GJ MacRae recommends the hand excavation process for basement waterproofing. This way, the landscape suffers much less damage and also allows tight-access excavations to take place.

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Documented Waterproofing Quote

We assess your basement waterproofing issues clearly and determine the best route forward through a precise, organized written quotation. Our quoting and repair process is competitively priced and clearly outlined.

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Burlington Basement Waterproofing Reviews

We have earned thousands of positive feedback from our clients and are featured contractors on Homestars, Google Guaranteed, and HGTV. See for yourself what the GJ MacRae difference is all about!

A Word from Our Customers

Anthony Brown
Anthony Brown
2024-04-18
We had a leak from two sources in our furnace room, that occurred after a moderate to heavy rainfall. We hired GJ Macrae to excavate by the outside wall, repair the cracks and protect the wall with a membrane and mesh. Part of the trench had to be dug by hand, due to a gas line, and part could be done by machine. The GJ Macrae team were all very skilled and professional, and completed the job in three days. Now the trench has been refilled with the earth and gravel and it will take some time for the ground to settle. We have had a few heavy rains since the job was completed, and our basement is now completely dry! We highly recommend GJ Macrae!
Robert Sraka
Robert Sraka
2024-03-19
From our initial discussion with Dean through to the completion of the project I was most impressed with knowledge and professionalism. We had foundation damage from a tree root and they took the time to explain what was required and the steps involved in rectifying the situation. I highly recommend GJ MacRae for any foundation work you may need.
Wendy M
Wendy M
2024-03-13
The extremely labour-intensive work done on our heritage home basement by the staff at GJ MacRae was nothing but impressive! They handled it all with great care, attention and finesse every step of the way. Thank you!
Lisa Nicholson
Lisa Nicholson
2024-03-09
Our experience with Gavin went very well. We are very pleased with the quality of work that was done. They did an excellent job repairing the leaks and the cleanup was great too. Gavin was a pleasure to deal with. He was very professional and pleasant. We highly recommend this company.
Stephanie Williams
Stephanie Williams
2024-02-29
Honest, courteous, thorough, professional, reliable, on-time, clean and trustworthy. Solved our home’s basement water concerns caused from living on the flood plain (water table). Would definitely recommend GJMacRae Ltd as the company to fix your wet basement. Dean and his crew’s attention to detail solved the various challenges of our 91 year old home.
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.

Industry-leading Waterproofing Services

GJ MacRae Foundation Repair is a leading name in the basement waterproofing and foundation repair industry and has been in the business for nearly 50 years! We have successfully served more than 10,000+ happy clients in Burlington and have built a strong reputation. Our experienced staff and high-quality repair process ensure we always deliver high-quality results.

We offer comprehensive basement waterproofing services for all types of homes, including interior and exterior basement waterproofing, underpinning, crack repair, and much more. Our skilled, expert workmanship produces guaranteed basement waterproofing solutions that last the test of time.

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Say goodbye to leaky basements because we specialize in basement waterproofing in Toronto 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 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.

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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.

The GJ MacRae Solution

Basement Waterproofing Burlington

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The beginning step of our basement waterproofing process begins with a thorough initial analysis of your basement. We’ll examine the current condition, identify existing issues, and discuss your concerns and objectives.

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Next, our experts conduct a detailed inspection to identify the source of moisture and water intrusion in your basement. This includes checking for cracks, assessing the drainage system, and examining potential entry points for water.

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Based on the assessment and inspection, we’ll develop a customized waterproofing plan tailored to your basement’s needs. This plan will outline the recommended solutions and the steps involved.
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If foundation cracks are present, we’ll prioritize repairing them. Our skilled technicians will use specialized materials and techniques to seal the cracks, preventing further water intrusion.

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To ensure comprehensive protection, we’ll address the exterior of your basement, which may involve excavating around the foundation, applying waterproof coatings or membranes to the foundation wall, installing drainage systems, and optimizing grading for proper water diversion.

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Interior waterproofing may also be an option for repair. We’ll apply waterproof membranes to the interior walls with a new weeping tile system. This creates a robust barrier against moisture penetration and helps to keep your basement dry and free from water damage.

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We recommend installing a sump pump system in areas prone to excess water accumulation or existing damaged drain tile. The sump system collects water that enters the basement and pumps it away from your home, ensuring a dry and protected environment.

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Once the waterproofing process is complete, we provide ongoing maintenance and support. We’ll guide you on maintaining your basement’s waterproofing integrity and address any concerns you may have. We aim to ensure long-lasting effectiveness and a dry basement for many years!

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A High and Dry Basement from the GJ MacRae Basement Waterproofing Repair Method

Your basement has so much potential. Don’t let it go to waste because of leaks, cracks, or dampness. Transform your wet and musty basement into a dry, cozy space you can love. Whether you fancy a game room, a gym, or a hangout spot, you can transform your leaking basement into your dream space!

Call GJ MacRae Foundation Repair today; you’re only one call away from a dry basement! We’ll check out your basement situation and give you the ideal waterproofing solution. Get the best basement waterproofing in Burlington from the most experienced team in the GTA. Call us 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

Basement Waterproofing is a method that prevents water from penetrating through the concrete foundation walls of your house. Basement Waterproofing is vital because it helps to keep your basement dry.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and the solution to a waterproofed basement generally requires a design specifically tailored to your issues directly. Call us today for a quote; we would be happy to develop a repair plan for you!

Short answer: Yes. But you must work with a professional basement waterproofing repair company to produce a solution that delivers a long-term result.

This process generally has two steps: Repairing the crack with hydraulic cement is typically the first step. Then, that patch is properly waterproofed with a rubberized membrane afterward. These are two separate issues and need to be addressed with different solutions.

Efflorescence – a calcium mineral deposit left behind after water or moisture was present on concrete.

GJ MacRae provides solutions with long-term warranties. Considerations include the type of waterproofing system and the sump system you install. Different options offer different levels of protection.

Some of the most common sources of basement water damage include leaky basement walls, clogged or damaged weeping tile systems, foundation wall cracks, leaky window wells, and faulty or damaged basement sump pumps.

Recurring leaks in your basement walls, floors, or ceiling are a hassle to clean up and create a damp environment that serves as a breeding ground for mold and wood rot. Mold growth can seriously damage your basement walls, possessions, and indoor air quality, so keeping your basement dry is crucial.

Hydraulic cement is an expansive-masonry-based product used to patch cracks in concrete walls and stop water and leaks in concrete and masonry structures. It is a type of cement, similar to mortar, that sets extremely fast and hardens after it has been mixed with water. It is used widely in the construction industry, sealing structures below grade and where structures can be affected or submerged in water.

At GJ MacRae, we pride ourselves on providing permanent solutions and stand behind our work with an industry-leading fully transferable warranty. Most of our foundation repair, basement waterproofing, and crawl space repair work is backed by a 15-year transferable warranty.

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 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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Service Areas in Burlington

We service the Burlington area including Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Dundas, Albion Falls, and more.