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Sump Pump Installation Toronto: Protecting Property From Water Damage

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Sump Pump Toronto: Reliable Dry Basements

Sometimes, it isn’t easy to know what’s happening in your basement, but just imagine having to keep up with what’s happening beneath it. When rainwater is stored inside the soil around your foundation, it raises the water table, which can result in hydrostatic pressure. This hydrostatic pressure can cause cracks in your foundation and floor, letting water inside your basement. Building concrete below grade can be troublesome without a proper sump pump waterproofing strategy. During heavy rain, your home’s weeping tile system can become overwhelmed. It may not function properly as the amount of water can overload its flow, which results in water entering the basement. This issue can be solved by installing a sump pump to remove pressure from your water table.

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What is a Sump Pump?

The sump pump is a device used to pump away water underneath your basement floor and away from your home’s foundation. A sump is a pit dug at the lowest point of your basement, also known as a sump basin. Water flows to the basin through weeping tile or naturally migrates through the soil and is collected in the sump pit. When a certain level of water is reached in the sump pit, the pump starts automatically and begins to pump away the water through a discharge pipe and away from your foundation. This way, your basement stays dry from below, and numerous water-related issues can be solved. If you want additional peace of mind, you need a backup sump pump to ensure your basement stays dry, no matter what. Call us today for expert sump pump installation experience in Toronto.

Why Install a Sump Pump?

Installing a sump pump is a wise investment to ensure your home stays protected and dry. Peace of mind comes with installing a reliable sump pump, assuring protection during wet seasons and extreme weather. If you live in a region where it rains the heaviest or has dense snowfall, sump pumps divert the excess water to prevent flooding and damage in your basement. They add property value, especially in flood-prone regions, boosting appeal to potential buyers and resale prices. By averting water accumulation, they maintain structural integrity, reducing foundation cracks and shifting. They also prevent water damage, lowering the chance of costly repairs and harm.

In addition, sump pumps create a drier environment, curbing mould and mildew growth and protecting property and people. They are customizable in types and sizes and can come with a battery backup for power outages. While there’s an upfront cost, sump pumps save long-term repair expenses and health risks.

In summary, installing a sump pump provides a comprehensive solution to mitigate water accumulation and its associated risks, offering protection and peace of mind for the long run.

6 Step Repair Process:


Determine Origin of Leak

Determine moisture or water entry location to help us determine the leak’s origin in your basement.


Sump Box Evaluation

A sump box is also referred to as a sump basin. Whether you require a new sump box installation or will be utilizing an existing sump basin, be sure the basin is the proper size and build.


Industrial Sump Pump

Once the sump basin is prepared, choose a robust industrial oil-cooled pump with an exterior float.


Yearly Maintenance

Over time, flowing water tends to bring small traces of sediment into sump basins. Inspect the basin yearly and remove any debris.


Cost Vs Workmanship

With dozens of contractors out there, be sure you are getting what you pay for. Beware of the recently saturated basement waterproofing marketplace.



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Sump Pump Installation & Repair Experts in Toronto

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GJ MacRae is a full-service basement waterproofing and foundation repair company in Toronto. We provide a wide range of services, including installation and repair services of sump pumps. We are family-owned and operated since 1975 and have carried out 10,000+ waterproofing projects. A basement can be completely dry and protected from basement flooding only if it is waterproofed with all elements considered. Areas with a high water table require additional sump pump waterproofing methods to keep the basement dry from water rising from the floor. A sump pump can be the ideal solution for such areas.

GJ MacRae Foundation Repair has provided sump pump installation services for the last five decades and delivers dry basements to customers. Installing a sump pump is not something you do every year, and you would want a sump pump installation in Toronto from experts like GJ MacRae. Power loss can sometimes happen, making it wise to have a battery backup sump pump to address such events. We take special consideration while selecting the suitable pump and basin size, considering the depth of your basement, the drainage area, and the distance the water needs to be pumped away from home. GJ MacRae knows the value of a dry basement and guarantees to deliver one. Feel free to contact us if you are looking for any basement waterproofing or foundation repair service.

Sump Pump Installation Process

When you hire us, we deliver quality results. During the basement sump pump installation process, our technicians will arrive at the site and inspect your basement situation. We will clean the area, choose the location suitable for installing the pump, and start excavation. A hole of appropriate size to the sump basin is dug, and gravel and filter cloth are installed into the excavation. The basin is then set inside the sump pit and surrounded with gravel. The weeping tile system is then connected to the sump basin to collect water.

The pump is now fitted inside the sump basin. Choosing the right pump depends upon various factors. We always recommend using an oil-cooled submersible pump. It is a little expensive but much more cost-effective in the long run. Then, an outlet pipe is connected from the pump to the outside of your basement walls, diverting water away from your foundations. The outlet pipe must have a one-way check valve to prevent the backflow of water to the basin. After all this is done, we pour water into the basin and check the pump. After everything is working correctly, the basin cover is put on, and the sump pump is installed.


Why Choose GJ MacRae?

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A Word from Our Customers

Anthony Brown
Anthony Brown
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.

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Sump Pump Installation For a Dry Basement

Sump pumps are a great way to keep your basement dry. An excellent drainage system, like a weeping tile system, when partnered with a sump pump, helps to keep your basement dry. Divert away all the water beneath your basement away from your foundation and save thousands of dollars in sump pump repairs.

Need a sump pump installed or repaired? Contact GJ MacRae, the finest sump pump installation contractor in Toronto. Give us a call or fill out the form below, and our team will inspect your basement and provide you with an ideal solution for a sump pump installation. Feel free to contact us at (905) 824-2557 or complete the form below.


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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

Steps to replace a sump pump:-

  • Disconnect the old pump
  • Remove it from the pit
  • Install the new sump pump
  • Install proper check valve
  • Reconnect to existing plumbing connection

The average cost of a complete sump pump installation in Toronto can differ based on factors like the type of pump, depth of basin, and overall access.

A high-quality sump pump manufacturer that we recommend is Liberty Pumps.

The time it takes to install a new sump pump and basin in Toronto can differ based on basin depth, access, and pump specifications. Installation. Call us today for more information.

A sump pump manufacturer warranty is generally for ten years.

These steps will help you find a reliable contractor for sump pump installation in Toronto:

  • Advice from friends, family, and online reviews.
  • Verify credentials, licenses, insurance, and memberships.
  • Look for experienced contractors with a proven track record.
  • Request and contact references from past clients.
  • Conduct in-person consultations to discuss the project.
  • Ensure all project details are documented in a written contract.
  • Trust your instincts and choose a contractor you’re comfortable with.
  • Utilize online platforms and directories to research and compare.
  • Prioritize good communication and responsiveness.

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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