Waterproofing and Underpinning Blog

Clearing up Drains Many property owners often take their basic home infrastructure for granted. There is nothing sexy about things like drains or pipes! However, they are just the sort of components that can cause major problems in a home when they stop doing what they are intended to do — keeping your home running well. The main purpose of a home drainage system is to draw unwanted water and liquid

Depending where your home is located and the age of your home, you probably have a sump pit below your foundation. In fact, in places where gravity drainage just isn’t going to work, the Ontario Building Code requires a sump with an automatic pump to be installed. You may also decide to have a pump installed if you find indications that your basement is starting to have water problems after a big storm

Wet Basement Solutions Your senses will tell you if you if you have a problem with water or moisture in your basement. There are some obvious clues that tell you that you need to deal with the issue sooner than later to avoid serious costs. Sight Beyond seeing evident puddles, look around at the basement floor and walls. If your basement is unfinished, you will be able to look at the concrete for cracks

A smart move for homeowners is to waterproof your foundation. Whether you have that done when the home is being built or to an existing home, waterproofing your basement will keep your property on a sound footing and avoid damage to your belongings. Many people use the basement of their home to store treasured items such as photos and other important documents. Your basement also holds all the key

The Toronto Region Toronto is a huge city covering an area of 630 km2 with Lake Ontario on its southern border. There are a number of rivers and creeks and a vast underground waterway as well. While a densely populated large city, there are also many parks, ravines, and woodlands to provide a great variety to the terrain. The Greater Toronto Area includes regional municipalities of Halton, Peel, York

The Niagara Region People who live in the Niagara region enjoy a moderate climate zone. Situated between two of the Great Lakes, Erie and Ontario, the temperatures are ideal for agriculture. The area is renowned for its fruit, especially peaches and grapes. Many vintners are located in this area. The Niagara area is also a popular spot for tourism with the famous Niagara Falls as the major draw. Built

In order to determine how to repair any foundation cracks or leaks you need to understand what the foundation does for your home. Your house’s foundation sits directly on the ground, adhering it to the soil or rock. There are several different kinds of foundations. A slab-on-grade foundation is shallow and can be built relatively quickly, a home with this kind of foundation does not have a basement.

When you need to have work done on your home or business you want to make sure you are dealing with a reputable company. Do they have insurance, are their workers covered by WSIB, what do the Better Business Bureau think about them, what do their customers think of them, what is the value of their warranty and are they a bondable contractor? You are entrusting your property to the hands of someone

There has been a lot of media coverage about the number of floods across Canada in the past couple of years. It appears when we read about some of these incidents described as “once in 100 year” floods that the time span has become much shorter. Some experts point to climate change while others say development in flood plain zones or in areas that have traditionally provided a path for water to drain

The basement of your home is truly the foundation of comfortable living. Generally all the important tools of keeping you comfortable can be found there — the heating and cooling systems, the main plumbing and electrical fixtures, cable boxes, and other basic apparatuses that help your house run smoothly. In addition, many people use the basement for storage, laundry facilities, extra living space