Waterproofing and Underpinning Blog

Now with summer right around the corner, Toronto is feeling much warmer and not just weather wise. The hotter temperatures give rise to backyard parties and a great opportunity to get to know your neighbours. If you haven’t done so yet, inviting your neighbors over for a backyard bbq or patio party is a great way to instill a sense of community and comradely amongst neighbouring families. You may also

Now with the mild spring temperatures upon us, you may be thinking ahead to summer which doesn’t seem so far away anymore. With the weather being so nice, this is a great opportunity to take some time to run a perimeter check around your house to see if there are potential water leak issues. Summer storms can exhibit high precipitation which could result in basement leaks and damage to your foundation

With Spring in full bloom here in the GTA, many homeowners have begun tackling outdoor maintenance including sealing driveway cracks and chips as well as addressing newly uncovered foundation cracks which are not only unsightly, but pose a serious risk of basement leaks during heavy rainstorms. Aside from outdoor maintenance, spring is also a common time homeowners embark on home improvement projects

Now with spring in nearly full bloom here in Toronto (ignoring the bouts of plummeting temperatures in recent days/weeks) many homeowners might be considering starting a basement finishing or renovation project this spring or summer. Doing so can be quite costly, depending on what you’re looking to do, but it can also be well worth the investment as it will increase the value of your home and provide

The mild spring conditions Toronto residents have recently experienced is a welcome retreat from the harsh bitter winter we’ve just endured. The spring thaw has eradicated most if not all of those unsightly snow banks, which gives Torontoers a clear indication that spring has finally arrived. There are likely numerous spring maintenance items on your checklist but keeping your basement dry is a critical

Spring weather means melting snow and ice and an end to winter’s deep freeze. Due to a variety of conditions this winter – ice storm debris, snow and ice accumulation and spring rain – many municipalities in Toronto are warning residents that there is a higher than average flood risk this spring. Basement flooding becomes a greater possibility this time of year and being proactive is critical to prevent

Now with spring here, you might be thinking about replacing your windows if they’re older or if you’ve experienced leakage issues during the winter months. If the leak has been continuing for some time, the frame around the window is likely damaged and/or rotted which if that’s the case; it will also need to be replaced. Many older homes in Toronto and the rest of the GTA weren’t designed and constructed

Now that spring is just about here – officially starting Thursday March 20th, many homeowners might be delighted to welcome the spring thaw. With the gradual rise in temperatures we here in Toronto are beginning to experience, some of us may be concerned about what effect this winter’s extreme cold and frost has had on their house. Being proactive and conducting spring maintenance tasks is the best

Eavestroughs or gutters as they’re commonly known in the U.S. are part of a home’s water drainage system and consist of a series of narrow channels installed against the edge of a home’s roof – collecting and diverting rainwater that’s shed by the roof. Water collected by the eavestrough is normally fed through a downspout from the roof edge to the base of your house where it is either discharged via

Frequent rain is common in Toronto during the rainy months of the year which can saturate the soil surrounding your house. If you keep a lush front yard or backyard requiring regular irrigation, this will also contribute to another source of water that the soil surrounding your house will be taking in. When this soil becomes saturated it can lead to erosion and cause shifting of your homes foundation,