The moment a foundation issue is detected, narrow down the area in your basement right away. Feel free to move any furniture, couches or carpet that are in the way to allow us to make evaluation process easier. On the exterior of foundation wall, take note of your existing grade, shrubbery, trees, water taps or any variable that may be contributing to the leak. Remember, don't forget to check your eavestroughs!
Basement Waterproofing Services
by GJ MacRae
“Quality is doing things right when no one is looking.” – Henry Ford
Troubled with A Leaky and Wet Basement?
Every rainy season, we have to suffer through a leaky basement, which invites many unwanted problems. Years of negligence can lead to numerous cracks and holes in your basement walls, which leak water during the rainy season. The basement was not the most significant selling point in the past, and people treated the basement as just a crawl space for plumbing and a laundry room. The basement walls go through a lot due to changes in weather conditions, constant hydrostatic pressure and rodents and develop cracks over the year. Without considering much focus on waterproofing, these basement walls will likely leak during the rainy season.
One of the significant problems with a leaky basement is that it endures a lot of water damage, and your basement can flood during heavy rain when there’s nothing to stop them. Also, damp basement walls are an invitation for mould and mildew to flourish. Mould and mildew are serious health hazards and create a musty smell in your basement. People lose valuable items during basement flooding, and the basement becomes practically unusable.
If your basement does not have a proper waterproofing system, we highly recommend getting a professional basement waterproofing job from basement waterproofing experts in Toronto like GJ MacRae and securing your basement from all these problems.
Expert Basement Waterproofing Services Toronto
GJ MacRae Foundation Repair is one of the most renowned names when it comes to basement waterproofing in Toronto. We have served the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Toronto, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown, and surrounding areas since 1975. With almost five decades of experience under our belt, we have served over 10,000+ customers to date. These numbers speak for themselves and have been backed by our quality service. We are a completely family-owned, Toronto-based basement waterproofing company, currently running in its second generation, and we take great pride in our work. The quality of our service is second to none, and we can guarantee that.
We also offer a transferable 15-year warranty for all our services. Our highly experienced staff and cutting-edge technology are the recipes for a well-done job. Say goodbye to leaky basements after the GJ MacRae treatment. The finest basement waterproofing company in Toronto is always at your service all year long (Yes, even during winter).
Benefits of a Dry Basement
What does a dry basement mean to you? It means a healthy, dry, livable, mould/mildew free, musty smell free, usable space. On top of that, a dry basement also promotes a crack-free solid foundation. Let’s discuss the benefits of a dry basement:
Get More Livable Space
What purpose can a wet basement serve you? Nothing. But a dry basement opens up a lot of possibilities. Having a dry basement means much more livable space in your home. Your creativity is the limit. You can use the basement as a movie room, a game room, a gym or a bedroom.
Get Rid of That Musty Smell
A wet basement only invites trouble, and mould/mildew is a complimentary gift that comes with a damp basement. A dry basement means that your walls are mould/mildew free. A wet basement has a constantly damp and musty smell, which isn’t JUST a bad smell but also a severe health hazard. But with a dry basement, all that is gone. Considering exterior basement waterproofing helps your home basement from rain water, which forces its way inside a home, while interior waterproofing will seal any other water leakage. Considering exterior basement waterproofing helps your home basement from rain water, which forces its way inside a home, while interior waterproofing will seal any other water leakage.
Peace of Mind
We have a lot to think about all the time, and a leaky basement should not be a concern in your mind. You should be able to check off a leaky basement from your list of troubles during the rainy season. Get interior basement waterproofing services from GJ MacRae and enjoy a dry basement. You can take a breath of relief knowing that your basement is dry and won’t damage all your valuables during the rainy season.
Stronger Foundation Support
Waterproofing your basement walls ensures your walls are dry and do not have to endure water damage. Also, the hydrostatic pressure is highly reduced with a waterproofing system installed around your basement walls. Any holes or cracks in your basement walls are fixed during basement waterproofing. This promotes a damage-free and strong foundation wall. A stronger foundation means more robust support for your house.
Higher Selling Price
On top of all these benefits mentioned above, while you stay, you can even enjoy one more benefit while selling your house. A dry, livable basement is a huge selling point in the present, and every buyer will appreciate a strong basement foundation that also serves as an extra livable space. Invest in your basement waterproofing today and enjoy all these benefits while you stay and during the sales.
8-Step Basement Waterproofing Process:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why Choose us?
When it comes to basement waterproofing in Toronto, there is one name that stands out on top, GJ MacRae. As a family-owned business with almost five decades of experience, we have established ourselves as a popular household name when it comes to basement waterproofing in Toronto. Our unparalleled quality service, thanks to our skilled staff and cutting-edge technology, has made us what we are today.
We have served over 10,000+ customers since 1975 and have been featured on top sites like Homestars, HGTV and Google Guaranteed. Our services come along with a transferable 15-year warranty. We also provide basement foundation crack repair services, structural foundation repair, french drain installation, weeping tile system installation, sump pump installation, underpinning, window wells installation, and a complete structural foundation repair service. We have been serving the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Toronto, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown, and surrounding areas.
A Word from Our Customers
Industry-leading GJ MacRae Waterproofing Services
GJ MacRae Foundation Repair provides customers with top-notch services in foundation repair in Toronto. There are various Waterproofing Services available such as Basement Waterproofing, Interior/Exterior Weeping Tile Systems, Sump Pumps Installation, Crack repair, etc. Over 48 years of experience and 10,000+ satisfied customers from Toronto, our licensed specialists are completely confident that we can guarantee the best results with the most reasonable price and warranty for each type of project request.
We specialize in basement waterproofing services for below grade concrete block, poured concrete, field stone, and rubble stone foundation walls. With over 48 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 Toronto
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 most reliable crack repair warranty in the business.
Weeping Tile Systems Toronto
A century-old technology, reborn! Our services also include interior and exterior weeping tile systems coupled with deep insights and experience relating to all things drainage. Ask us about the difference between interior and exterior drainage methods and enjoy the benefit of our expertise!
Sump Pumps Toronto
Sump pumps and sump basins are an integral part of 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 big rain or thaw.
Structural Wall Repairs Toronto
Is the structure of your home 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.
Crumbling Foundations Toronto
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 Toronto
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; and all for less than a standard second story addition.
Structural Carbon Fiber Toronto
When your foundation walls begin to show signs of cracking or bowing it is generally an indication of severe exterior lateral pressure from tree roots, hydrostatics or poorly draining soil. Click here to find out more about our full line of carbon fiber foundation reinforcement applications.
Window Wells Toronto
Basement windows are a great source of natural light and 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 unimpeded drainage all year long, guaranteed.
Utilize Your Dry Basement to the Fullest
A dry basement is full of possibilities. Basements are no longer just crawl spaces and can serve a greater purpose. Get creative with your basement and transform that space into your gym, study room, game room or anything you like. But for that, you must have a DRY BASEMENT.
Need a dry basement? GJ MacRae, the finest basement waterproofing company in Toronto, is here 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. Feel free to contact us at (905) 824-2557 or fill out the form below.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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After you fill out the form below, we will contact you as soon as possible for A FREE ESTIMATE. If you still have any questions, feel free to contact us anytime.
So, What’s Next?
Step One To Three. When we say The Arc, we are talking not only about the company or the team. We are talking about our wonderful customers. We would never find motivation and the strength to do our job without all of them. We are proud of our clients.
Observe and Document
Observe and identify the foundation leak or structural deficiency and document.
Submit A Request Online
Complete our Request form here, and include as many photos and details as you can.
If you prefer to contact us online through email, please click here. We can help guide you through the most common foundation culprits to help save you time and money, and help you avoid the pitfalls of misdiagnosis or faulty repairs. If the issue is structural in nature, ask us about our engineering options. We offer free estimates, and we can help you make the best choice to stay high and dry for years to come
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Or you can call us directly! Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 8AM – 5PM
If you would prefer to call us directly, we are available between Monday and Friday 8AM - 5PM. Let us guide you through the most common foundation culprits to help you avoid the pitfalls of misdiagnosis or faulty repairs. If the issue is structural in nature, ask us about our engineering options. We offer free estimates, and can guide you over the phone to help you make the best choice to stay high and dry.