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Five Decades of Serving the Etobicoke Area and Delivering Dry and Leak-Proof Basements

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Five Decades of Serving the Etobicoke Area and Delivering Dry and Leak-Proof Basements



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Leaky Basement Problem in Etobicoke

Having a leaky basement is a nightmare. You lose your valuables stored in your basement. Your basement walls start seeping, and mould and mildew are everywhere. There is a musty smell in your basement, and it is damp all the time. You can’t store anything in there because of the water, and living there is practically impossible. In simple words, A leaky basement is of no use. Apart from being of no use, it’s also risky if you have a leaky basement. A leaky basement may lead to structural damage and jeopardize the stability of your home.

A leaky basement is caused due to water leaking inside your basement through cracks. The hydrostatic pressure from the water around your basement walls causes the walls to crack over time. These cracks create an easy passage for water to enter your basement. With no waterproofing mechanism in place, basements can badly flood during the rainy season. Nobody wants this to happen in their basement. So, what’s the solution to this problem? GJ MacRae basement waterproofing in Etobicoke. We provide a comprehensive waterproofing solution in Etobicoke to secure your basement from water leakage.

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GJ MacRae Foundation Repair:
Finest Basement Waterproofers in Etobicoke

Basement waterproofing is an art, and GJ MacRae is the PICASSO. GJ MacRae has carried out over 10,000+ basement waterproofing jobs in Etobicoke. We have been serving Etobicoke, Oakville, Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Milton and the surrounding areas for over 50 years. We only believe in QUALITY service and always deliver our best to satisfy customers. We are a family-run business, currently running in its second generation.

Our highly skilled staff have been working with us for decades in our mission to provide dry and leak-proof basements. We prioritize quality over anything, so we always use products of the highest quality. Our unique basement waterproofing solution guarantees completely dry and leak-proof basements. We back our services with a 15-year transferable warranty. Our devotion to delivering quality results and our expertise have made us one of the most trusted Etobicoke basement waterproofing companies.

The GJ MacRae Solution: Basement Waterproofing Etobicoke

Since 1975, we have been servicing the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) including HamiltonToronto, Etobicoke, MississaugaOakvilleBurlingtonMiltonGeorgetown, and the surrounding regions. We specialise in basement waterproofing in Etobicoke for below-grade concrete blocks, poured concrete, field stone, and rubble stone foundation walls.

We are the industry 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 drainage solutions, etc. We have served 10,000+ satisfied customers in Etobicoke to date and have over 50 years of experience.

GJ MacRae Foundation Repair is the home of the true, time-tested 15-year transferable warranty. We guarantee to keep your structure here in Etobicoke high and dry for years to come. We also issue a true guarantee from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) featured contractor and The Homestars: Best of Award for Customer Service.



Decades of Experience

Trust the experts with almost five decades of experience in providing basement waterproofing services. 

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Serving the GTA

We have been Servicing Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Hamilton and Georgetown.

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Outstanding Service

Home of the original transferable warranty. Licensed specialists in basement waterproofing and underpinning.

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Completely Family Owned

Family owned and operated since 1975. Robust liability insurance, WHMIS trained, fully licensed, insured and bonded.

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Wide Range of Service

From foundation repair to sump pump installation, we have a solution for all your basement waterproofing needs.


Quality Workmanship

We take pride in delivering the highest quality workmanship, ensuring your basement stays dry for a lifetime

Why is GJ MacRae Your Ideal Choice For Basement Waterproofing In Etobicoke?

Successfully Completed Over 10,000+ Basement Waterproofing Projects

GJ MacRae Foundation Repair has completed more than 10,000+ basement waterproofing jobs since its inauguration in 1975. All credit goes to our excellent customer service and work ethic, which have earned many clients trust. We are the best basement waterproofers in Etobicoke because we prioritize quality service over anything

Guaranteed Dry Basements

GJ MacRae carries out a special basement waterproofing process which ensures your basement remains high and dry permanently. Our custom-tailored basement waterproofing solution is ideal for your basement. It keeps them leak-proof and dry throughout the year. No problems during rainy seasons.

Five Decades of Experience

GJ MacRae has over 50 years of experience in basement waterproofing in Etobicoke and surrounding areas. Our staff have been working with us for decades and have carried out numerous waterproofing projects. When such a skilled team meets with quality products, the result is a completely dry and strong basement.

Hand Excavation Rather Than Machine

The GJ MacRae way is to hand excavate the holes instead of using machines. Hand excavation minimises the risk of damage to the footings and foundation walls. Also, areas with small spaces or other properties very close require compulsory hand excavation. Using hand excavation helps us protect your property's aesthetic and revert the ground to its original state.

Documented Waterproofing Quote

We play no tricks while pricing. Our team properly examines your basement and provides you with a written quote for the basement waterproofing process. Our prices are transparent, unlike some companies, which charge hidden fees and extra charges to the clients. We always stay competitive with our pricing.

Etobicoke Basement Waterproofing Reviews

We have received thousands of positive reviews across different trusted reviewing sites like Homestars, HGTV and Google Reviews. Satisfied customers across Etobicoke and surrounding areas have taken their time to appreciate our quality work and customer services. Don't take our word for it; see it yourself.


Joseph PastorJoseph Pastor
16:15 24 Jan 23
Excellent service from beginning to end. We would highly recommend this company. Dean assessed the problem (water leaking into our furnace room as a result of a window well that another company had incorrectly installed previously) and provided a thorough estimate detailing every aspect of the project. He then scheduled the job to be done before the big winter storm that had been forecast. The crew arrived exactly on time and completed the job, to the very best professional standard, in less than a day. We are so glad we chose G.J. MacRae. Thank you very much.
Lisa NeedhamLisa Needham
19:43 11 Nov 22
Amazing Service! GJ MacRae Foundation repair provided timely and superior quality service. Everything went exactly as planned from our initial consult and quote. Workers were on time, the quote was accurate and the work was high quality. We have a perfectionist contractor and he was incredibly impressed with Gavin and the team and he noted that the work was exceptional Inside and out on the project. The site was was clean and looked perfect when completed. Would highly recommend this service to our friends and family and others looking for this type of work! We can’t say enough good things and are so thankful!
16:24 11 Nov 22
Our second time utilising GJ MacRae Foundation; separate issues. Their professionalism and respect for their clients is highly commendable. Office team, sales and on-site crew all compliment each other.Highly recommend GJ MacRae Foundation company!
Kate PapadopoulosKate Papadopoulos
23:28 10 Apr 22
My fiancé and I can not say enough amazing things about GJ Mcrae. As first time home owners with water damage in our basement, GJ mcrae took care of everything so quickly and we’re extremely professional, reducing any worries we had. Would recommend this company over and over again. Dean was so easy with work with and continued to support us throughout the process. Thanks so much for the amazing job.
Adam DAdam D
19:38 11 Oct 20
We had GJ Macrae underpin our 1890s house in Leslieville over the summer. The team showed up on time every day, the project moved so smoothly. I wish I had another basement for them to underpin.Highly recommend GJ Macrae for any basement or underpinning work. The final result looks fantastic, we have a beautiful basement, with nice tall ceilings!The whole team was a pleasure to work with! 5 stars!

Industry-leading Waterproofing Services

GJ MacRae is the leading name for basement waterproofing in Etobicoke. We provide a wide range of basement waterproofing and foundation repair services. The company was inaugurated in 1975, and we have served over 10,000+ customers since. We have a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals, and we use the highest quality products to deliver lasting results.

We offer a wide range of basement waterproofing services for all types of homes, new and old, including interior and exterior basement waterproofing, underpinning, crack repair, and much more. We carry out our customized basement waterproofing solution at the most affordable pricing.


Basement Waterproofing Etobicoke

We specialize in basement waterproofing services for below-grade concrete blocks, poured concrete, field stone, and rubble stone foundation walls. With over 40 years of service in the GTA and backed by the most reliable warranty in the business, see what the GJ MacRae difference is all about.


Foundation Crack Repair Etobicoke

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 repair methods simply not work? Trust the experts and see why GJ MacRae Foundation Repair carries the business's most reliable crack repair warranty.


Weeping Tile Systems Etobicoke

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 benefit of our expertise!


Sump Pumps Etobicoke

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, sump basin, and battery backup system are well maintained and ready for the next significant rain or thaw.


Structural Wall Repairs Etobicoke

Is your home's structure moving, and is this movement accelerating as the years pass? The sooner the integrity of your foundation is restored, the better. We have a full line of time-tested, certified structural foundation repair solutions tailored to your scope and budget.

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Crumbling Foundations Etobicoke

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.


Basement Underpinning Etobicoke

GJ MacRae are pioneers of 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, all for less than a standard second-story addition.


Structural Carbon Fiber Etobicoke

When your foundation walls begin to show signs of cracking or bowing, it generally indicates severe exterior lateral pressure from tree roots, hydrostatics, or poorly draining soil. Click here to learn more about our full carbon fiber foundation reinforcement application line.

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Window Wells Etobicoke

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

The GJ MacRae Solution: Basement Waterproofing Etobicoke

The first step is to identify the cracks around your foundation walls. We begin the process by setting up tarps and digging to the footings. It is necessary to dig up to the footings to not miss out on any cracks.

Now we need to clean the exposed walls with a wire brush and chisel the cracks. We apply Hydraulic cement to repair the cracks in the walls using a trowel. The wall is left idle for some time so that the cement is set and the cracks are repaired.

We apply a layer of quick-drying primer to the exposed foundation wall. The primer provides extra adhesion to the walls that is necessary for the next steps in the basement waterproofing process.

We then apply a special Hydroshield rubberized membrane layer on the entire wall. A layer of fiberglass is applied to the top of the rubberized membrane. Fiberglass provides much-needed flexibility to the membrane while also maintaining the structural integrity of the membrane. Another layer of Hydroshield is applied again on the top of fiberglass mesh.

We apply a layer of thick plastic in the membranes while the patch is still sticky. After that, we install a Platon drainage board on top of the quadruple-layered membrane. It acts as an additional layer preventing water from getting to the foundation wall while protecting the membrane behind it during the backfilling.

We then replace the existing weeping tile drainage. A filter sock is installed that helps to clear fine particles from the groundwater and helps for smooth drainage.

Now, we start to backfill the pit. First, we fill it using clear gravel around the weeping tile system. Gravel helps to filter out soil and assist in drainage. The native soil is installed back into the trench, followed by a power tamp every 6" -12" inches. Power tamping the soil locks the membranes in place and restores the ground's original grading.

Now, a termination strip is attached to the top of the Platon drainage board to ensure that the strip does not separate from the board. The process is now complete. We now wash and sweep the repaired area. Now you have a completely waterproofed basement.

Transform Your Leaky Basement Into A Dry and High Basement

Transform your musty-smelling, leaky basement into a dry basement. Give your basement that much-needed transformation. Add strength to your basement by waterproofing it and utilizing it like any other room. With basement underpinning, you can get the desired height for your basement.

If you are experiencing trouble from your leaky basement, call GJ MacRae. The finest basement waterproofing company in Etobicoke is always ready to help you. Give us a call or fill out the form below and our team will inspect your basement situation and provide the ideal basement waterproofing solution. Basement Waterproofing in Etobicoke from the best basement waterproofing company in the city. Contact us at (905) 824-2557 or fill out the form below.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Waterproofing is a method that prevents water from penetrating your house. Waterproofing is very important as it helps keep your house dry.
There is no one size fits all approach. The solution to waterproof your basement needs to be designed specifically to address your issues and accomplish your goals. But we guarantee the most reasonable price to fit all customers’ satisfaction.
Yes. Again it is important to work with a professional so that you get a solution with a long-term warranty and a company that gives you the peace of mind that they will do the work right and stand behind it.
No. These are two separate issues and need to be addressed with different solutions.
Efflorescence- it is a mineral deposit left behind after water or moisture was present
GJ Macrae provides solutions with long-term warranties. Considerations include the type of waterproofing system you install and the type of sump system you install. There are different options that offer different levels of protection.
Some of the most common sources of basement water damage include leaky basement walls, basement drains, foundation wall cracks, leaky egress windows, 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, your possessions, and even your indoor air quality
Hydraulic Cement is a product used to 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 in situations 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 industry-leading fully transferable warranties and guarantees. Most of our foundation repair, basement waterproofing, and crawl space repair work is backed by a 15-year warranty.

Service Areas in Etobicoke

At the moment, we are serving our waterproofing services/projects throughout the Etobicoke region including Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Dundas, Albion Falls, and more. So don’t hesitate, give us a call and see how it goes!