Waterproofing your home becomes necessary when the foundation begins to leak or let moisture through.
Basement foundations leak for various reasons: a congested weeping tile system, where the water can longer flow due a blockage of debris, soils or tree roots, horizontal or vertical cracks in the foundation or by separation of blocks, voids where the foundation and footing meet, improper original waterproofing installation. Any or all allow water to enter into the basement.
The City Wide Group
The CityWide Group has been waterproofing foundations for over 50 years, making it one of the oldest and most experienced waterproofing companies in Toronto and area. We ONLY use the best materials and procedures to waterproof any type of foundation for life, giving us the ability to be the ONLY company to offer a
LIFE TIME, FULLY TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY.
- Prior to excavation, The City Wide Group contacts all utilities and a stake out is commenced.
- Once the foundation walls and footing are exposed, the wall is washed down to allow a proper bond for the concrete parge.
- All cracks and voids in the foundation are compacted with hydraulic cement and the entire wall surface is given a layer of concrete parging.
- A RUBBER BITUTHANE MEMBRANE is applied to the foundation wall and over the footing.
- A DELTA MS, plastic drainage mat is applied to the foundation wall down to the footing level.
- New weeping tile is installed and connected to the appropriate drainage point and surrounded in clean ¾” gravel.
- All soil is backfilled and compacted to prevent future settlement.
- All debris is removed from the site.
- Any finished surface material and landscaping is re-installed.
City Wide Group - Waterproofing Toronto Homes for Over 50 Years
Water damage can wreak havoc in any home. Even if you catch it early, it can be quite expensive to repair. Further, the longer water damage goes unaddressed, the greater the damage can be. The soggy, warped and rotting building components left behind once the water has subsided is the perfect breeding ground for mold, which creates a health hazard within the home and requires an entirely different approach. Even if your home is not currently experiencing any signs of water damage from issues related to a leaking or faulty foundation, there are steps you should take to prevent that from happening.
Why Invest In Basement Waterproofing?
The only way to ensure that a home with a basement remains free of any damage from a leaky foundation, drain or pipe problem is with basement waterproofing. Foundations should be waterproofed when they are laid down and basement waterproofing should go along with that. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous contractors may have skipped out on this step in order to cut corners and save money. Further, the foundations of many older constructions may never have been waterproofed to begin with. Any home owner who has a basement should invest in basement waterproofing – not only to protect their investment, but to save themselves the expense of costly repairs down the road.
Improve The Value Of Your Home With Wet Basement Repair
Wet basement repair from a leaking pipe, drain or foundation would only be putting a band aid on the problem. Unless the source of the leak is found and addressed, you will never be completely free of water damage in your home. Because wet basement repair is so expensive, you could spend several small fortunes on having these repairs done again and again. This is why it is important to hire an experienced waterproofing company to perform the wet basement repair as well as to fix the cause of the damage. If the underlying problem isn't fixed, you're going to be paying for these costly repairs on a regular basis for as long as you own the home.
Choose Toronto Basement Waterproofing Specialists
The Citywide Group has been providing Toronto basement waterproofing for more than fifty years. We are one of the longest continuously operating Toronto basement waterproofing companies in the area and the only one that offers a completely transferable life-time guarantee on our work. The reason we are able to provide such a promise on our craftsmanship is because we hold ourselves to the highest of standards and are confident in our ability to deliver what we promise. We are a family owned and operated team of Toronto basement waterproofing specialists and have been providing our customers with exceptional customer service since 1961, by which we've earned the Consumer’s Choice Award for 16 consecutive years.