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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 Etobicoke

Nearly Five Decades of Keeping Etobicoke Basements High and Dry!

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THE HIGHEST QUALITY BASEMENT WATERPROOFING SERVICES IN the gta SINCE 1975

Leaky Basement Problem in Etobicoke?

Having a leaky basement can be a nightmare. There is a musty smell, and it’s damp all the time! You can’t store anything down there because of the water, and living there is practically impossible. In simple terms, a leaky basement is a nightmare! Apart from being of no use, it can also be risky because a leaky basement can lead to structural damage and jeopardize the stability of your home.

Generally, a leaky basement is caused by water penetrating your foundation wall or seeping up directly through your basement floor, and hydrostatic pressure from the water table around your basement walls can cause the walls to crack over time. These cracks create an easy entry point for water to enter your basement, and with no waterproofing barriers in place, basements can quickly flood during the rainy season. So, what’s the solution to this problem? GJ MacRae basement waterproofing in Etobicoke. We provide a comprehensive waterproofing solution in Etobicoke to permanently secure your basement from water leakage.

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Your Basement Waterproofing Solution in Etobicoke

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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 highest quality basement waterproofing services in ETOBICOKE since 1975

The GJ MacRae Solution: Basement Waterproofing Etobicoke

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 Etobicoke for below-grade concrete blocks, poured concrete, field stone, and rubble stone foundation walls.

With 10,000+ satisfied customers to date in Etobicoke 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 Etobicoke high and dry for years to come, and that’s a promise!

Choose the Best: Why We're Etobicoke'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 Etobicoke?

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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 Etobicoke 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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Etobicoke 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 Etobicoke and have built a strong reputation in the process. Our experienced staff and high-quality repair process ensure we always deliver high-quality results.

We provide comprehensive basement waterproofing services for all homes, including exterior and interior 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 Etobicoke

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The first step is to excavate the cracks around your concrete foundation walls. We begin the process by setting up tarps and digging down to the footings (generally 8ft below the ground). It is necessary to dig up to the footings to not miss out on any cracks!

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We must clean the exposed walls with a wire brush and chisel the foundation cracks. Then, we apply hydraulic cement to the cracks in the walls using a trowel. We move on to the next repair step when the hydraulic cement cures.

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Next, we apply a layer of quick-drying primer to the exposed foundation wall. The primer provides extra adhesion to the walls required for the next step in the basement waterproofing process.

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We then apply a special rubberized membrane layer to the entire repair area, followed by a layer of fiberglass mesh (fiberglass provides much-needed flexibility to the membrane while also maintaining the structural integrity of the membrane). Another layer of rubberized membrane is then applied to the top of the fiberglass mesh.

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

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Then, if required, we replace the existing weeping tile system with a new, perforated weeping tile system with a filter cloth.

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Then, we surround the new weeping tile system with clear gravel (gravel helps filter out soil and assists in clear drainage). Next, we begin to backfill the excavations with native soil, followed by a power tamp every 6″ -12″ inches (power tamping the backfilled soil locks the membrane in place and restores the ground’s original grading.)

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Finally, a termination strap is attached to the top of the drainage board to ensure the strip does not separate from the board. The waterproofing process is complete, and you have a wholly waterproofed basement!

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Transform Your Leaky Basement Into a Dry and High Basement

Transform your musty-smelling, leaky basement into a dry basement and give your basement that much-needed transformation! Add strength and longevity to your basement by waterproofing it properly. With basement underpinning, you can get the desired height for your basement.

If you are experiencing a leaky basement, call GJ MacRae Foundation Repair. The finest basement waterproofing company in Etobicoke is always ready to help. 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. Reach out today for the best Basement Waterproofing in Etobicoke. Contact us at (905) 824-2557 or complete the form below.

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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 Etobicoke

We service the Etobicoke area including Toronto, North York, Scarborough, High Park and Parkdale, and more.