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The High and Dry Blog

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Prevent Polar Vortex Problems: Home Maintenance

After last year’s polar vortex, we are keeping an extra careful eye on winter this year. We always encourage our customers and communities in the Toronto, Mississauga and surrounding areas to stay prepared and avoid wet basements, moisture leaks and other common issues that arise during the winter season. GJ MacRae Foundation Repair is familiar with all aspects of protecting homes from the cold because we have helped customers with these issues since 1975.

Extremely cold temperatures and ice storms can cause moisture intrusion into homes. Subzero temperatures and ice can also lead to wet basements. Excess snowfall can cause unwanted basement flooding and water damage.

It is very important to repair foundation cracks, so when snow does fall and begins to melt, you can prevent the melted snow water from entering your home. GJ MacRae Foundation Repair specializes in basement crack repair for Toronto and Mississauga homes.

Do not forget that gutters, downspouts and window wells help you direct water flow around your home. Since window wells are below grade, this can make them vulnerable to flooding from trough spillover, driving rain, or snow build up against the house. If your window wells flood, so will your basement because the water has nowhere to go! GJ MacRae can install a drain inside your window well to provide the positive drainage required to get water away from your foundation wall.

Call GJ MacRae to waterproof your basement today! 905-824-2557, Mississauga, ON.

GJ MacRae Foundation Repair
470 Winston Churchill Blvd Oakville, ON L6J 7X2
905-824-2557
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GJ MacRae Foundation Repair
31 Sixteenth St., Toronto, ON M8V 3J7
905-824-2557
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GJ MacRae Foundation Repair
2732 Hollington Crescent, Mississauga, ON L5K1 E71
905-824-2557
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