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GJ MacRae Foundation Repair

The Original Wetbasements Experts – Since 1975
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THE GTA'S HIGHEST RATED

Structural Foundation Repair in Toronto

Do you need top-rated structural foundation repair in the GTA? Find out why GJ MacRae is considered the best in the business.

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Toronto's Best Structural Foundation Repair Services

No matter how beautiful your home is, if the foundation is not strong, no beautiful renovations to the upper floors will matter in the long run. A robust foundation is a must for any home, and everyone wants that. If you have a foundation crack in your home, don’t worry; you are not the only one. It’s a common problem in Toronto due to several factors, such as significant changes in temperature, clay soil, poor drainage, and the age of properties. Such factors are the leading causes of cracks that weaken your home. Foundation wall repair can be a complex and challenging process with its own potential problems. While it is essential to address foundation cracks issues promptly, homeowners should also be aware of the potential challenges they might encounter during the repair process. While repair costs may be a problem for many owners, there are other things to consider, like structural complexity, hidden cracks, and others, so it’s crucial to start foundation repair by choosing the right contractor with the right experience.

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The Most Trusted Foundation Repair Company in Toronto

GJ MacRae Foundation Repair is an entirely family-owned basement waterproofing and foundation repair company that has provided foundation repair services in Toronto since 1975. We have almost five decades of experience providing basement underpinning and foundation repair services in Toronto. Having served over 10,000+ customers, we are one of Toronto’s best structural foundation repair companies. Our experienced staff combines the latest tools and repair methods to create an ideal solution for your home.

GJ MacRae Foundation Repair has served The GTA, Hamilton, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Toronto, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown, and surrounding areas since 1975. Need structural foundation repair at your home? Call us today!

Why Structural Foundation Repair?

Structural foundation repair addresses and resolves issues or damage to a building’s foundation that affect its structural integrity. When working with structural foundation repair, it’s crucial to identify and rectify problems that may compromise the stability and safety of the entire structure. It typically involves a thorough assessment and analysis of the foundation’s condition by qualified professionals such as structural engineers or foundation repair specialists. They inspect the foundation for signs of damage, such as cracks, settling, bowing, or shifting. Once the issues are identified, appropriate repair methods and techniques are employed to restore the foundation’s stability.

Structural foundation repair is done for several reasons, all of which revolve around ensuring the stability, safety, and longevity of a building. Here are the main reasons why structural foundation repair is necessary:

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Restore Structural Integrity

The foundation serves as the base on which the entire home rests, which is why any damage or deterioration in the foundation can compromise the structural integrity of the whole building. Structural foundation repair is performed to restore the stability and strength of the foundation, preventing further damage and ensuring the building’s structural integrity remains intact for decades to come.

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Address Foundation Issues

Foundation problems can manifest in various forms, such as cracks, settling, bowing, or shifting. These issues can arise from soil movement, water damage, inadequate construction practices, or natural disasters. Structural foundation repair is done to address these problems and rectify the underlying issues causing the damage.

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Ensure Safety

A compromised foundation poses a safety risk to the occupants of a building. Uneven floors, leaning walls, or shifting structures can lead to accidents and injuries. Basement foundation structural repairs aim to rectify these issues and create a safe living or working environment for the occupants of the building.

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Prevent Further Damage

Foundation issues tend to worsen over time if left unaddressed. Cracks can widen, settling can become more pronounced, and structural components can become compromised. Undertaking structural foundation repair prevents further damage. Repairing the foundation in its early stages can help avoid more extensive damage and mitigate potential safety hazards.

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Preserve Property Value

The worth of a property is closely linked to the health of its foundation. The occurrence of the basement foundation problem is considered heavily on its estimated value. A solid and stable foundation is essential for maintaining property value. Property owners can preserve and potentially increase the value of their investment by undertaking necessary structural foundation repairs.

How Do We Repair the Structural Foundation?

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Assessment

We thoroughly examine damaged foundation walls and identify cracks and weaknesses.

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Excavation

We carefully excavate down to the footings by hand to ensure a comprehensive repair.

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Foundation Replacement

Our team expertly removes and fully replaces the old damaged footing and foundation wall.

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Drainage Enhancement

We waterproof and install a new weeping tile system to the new foundation wall, ensuring adequate water management around your home’s foundation.

Signs of a Bad Structural Foundation: Recognizing Red Flags Early

A solid foundation is essential for any structure’s stability and integrity; identifying signs of a compromised structure can prevent further damage and costly repairs. Remember that your home’s foundation is a critical component of its structural integrity, and any foundation crack repairs should be taken seriously to avoid potential complications down the line, but here are some key indicators to watch out for:

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Some Kind Words 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.

Get The Most Out of Your Home With a Structural Foundation Repair in Toronto

Well, it’s not the time to worry about foundation cracks because repairing structural foundation cracks today has never been easier! Repair all hidden cracks troubling your home now, which can be a significant problem in the future. Contact us today for a free consultation. Fill out the form below or contact us at (905) 824-2557 for more information.

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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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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

Strengthening a foundation generally requires professional intervention. Steps you can follow to maintain a strong foundation:

  • Consult a Structural Engineer: Before making any changes, consult a structural engineer to evaluate your foundation and its current condition. 
  • Water Management: Proper drainage around your home can prevent water-related issues that weaken foundations.
  • Foundation Underpinning: This involves strengthening the foundation by extending it deeper into stable soil.
  • Reinforcement Techniques: Techniques like carbon fiber straps or steel braces can be used to reinforce and stabilize foundation walls.
  • Proper Maintenance: Regularly inspect and address minor issues to prevent them from becoming significant problems.

 

The most common causes are soil settlement, clay soils that expand and contract with changes in moisture, improper foundation construction, erosion, and tree root damage. Toronto’s clay-rich soil is prone to movement.

  • Cracks in walls and ceilings
  • Sticking doors and windows
  • Sloping floors
  • Gaps between walls and ceilings
  • Bowed basement walls and exterior cracks

Costs can differ depending on your home’s size, the extent of the damage, and the foundation repair method used.

Not addressing foundation repairs can lead to increased risks over time. These risks include structural instability, worsening cracks, moisture infiltration causing mold and mildew growth, compromised property value, and potential safety threats for occupants.

The following methods are used for foundation repair:

  • Underpinning with steel piers or helical piers.
  • Slab jacking or mud jacking.
  • Carbon fiber reinforcement for walls.
  • Waterproofing solutions such as exterior excavation and drainage systems.

 

The duration of a foundation repair project can vary significantly based on the extent of damage and the chosen repair method. Minor repairs take a few days, while more extensive projects involving excavation and underpinning could take several weeks to complete.

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.