GJ MacRae Foundation Repair

The Original Wetbasements Experts – Since 1975

Basement Entrance Removal and Replacement (Hamilton)

Remove all obstructions in way of repair area and dig down to footings by hand around perimeter of existing basement entrance. Remove all existing basement entrance footings, walls and concrete staircase and dispose. Once prepared, reinforce corners of existing foundation block walls with grout.

Excavate and form up new basement entrance footings to engineer specified dimensions and install required rigid insulation, dowels and rebar configurations. Once prepared, pour new concrete footings and let cure. Once footings are cured, remove forms and begin new block wall construction.

Begin new basement entrance wall reconstruction using 8″ cinderblock, vertical rebar installations and horizontal blok-lok as per engineer drawings. Build fresh 8″ blockwork elevation to above grade and cap top of blockwork. Once fresh blockwork construction is complete, parge block walls with S-type masonry and waterproof with rubberized membrane. Fasten drainage board to new block walls and install a 4″ weeping tile system with filter cloth around perimeter of new footings. Connect fresh weeping tile system into existing system and install rigid insulation to new block walls.

On interior of new block walls, form up staircase to match previous rise/run and prepare rebar detail. Install new landing drain and rigid insulation. Once all formwork is complete, pour a new concrete staircase and landing and float to a rough tread for foot traffic. Once cured, remove all formwork and clean up form edges.

Backfill exterior soils and reinstall AC unit and interlocking.

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 cracked foundation walls, leaky foundations, or any other basement waterproofing issues in your house, reach out and call us today at (905) 824-2557.

Quality Foundation Repair Done Right.