Waterproofing and Underpinning Blog

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 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…

Most people living the GTA will remember the flood of July 2013, where thousands of houses experienced flooded basements and power outages. The record breaking rains affected more households than ever making this the most costly natural disaster Ontario has ever seen. The Insurance Bureau of Canada reported a whopping $850 million in property damage. Photo courtesy of Orange-restoration.com Those…