Waterproofing and Underpinning Blog

A basement flood results in more than lost valuables. It leaves lasting damage in the walls that give way to the growth of mould and mildew, which are hazardous to your health. This is a result of the moisture left behind by a flood and will require renovation of the walls and floor. However, a basement flood doesn’t have to be an eventuality if you install a sump pump. A sump pump is essentially…

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…

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…

Regardless of where you live in the GTA, houses with sump pumps have a reduced risk of basement flooding. The mechanism behind the successful operation of a sump pump involves a sump pit which collects excess water coming from a home’s weeping tile. The rising water in the sump pit starts the sump pump which drains the sump pit through the discharge pipe, taking the water away from your house. Photo…