GJ MacRae Foundation Repair

The Original Wetbasements Experts – Since 1975

Cutting a Doorway Through a Foundation Wall (Hamilton)

Remove all obstructions and materials in way of project area. Mark proposed doorway opening through foundation wall with marker and prepare worksite for cut.

Saw cut foundation wall to the proposed dimension with concrete wet saw. Once wall cutouts are complete, prepare joist support. Install horizontal timber beam across open joists and fasten.

Install telescopic jackposts on either side of proposed timber beam and secure both posts to existing concrete benchpin.

Secure telescopic jack posts to timber beam and lift joists off concrete wall within the proposed doorway opening area. Once timber beam and jack posts are secure remove portion of existing foundation sill plate and foundation wall with chipping hammer and dispose concrete into bin on driveway.

Once proposed rough opening through foundation wall is clear, frame in door with handle and seal edges of frame with foam.

Remove and dump all debris. All labour and materials included.

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.

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