Waterproofing & Underpinning Blog

When are Sump Pumps necessary?

Sump Pump Install

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 or in the spring.

Exterior Basement Waterproofing

Finished Basement

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. 

The Toronto Region

The City Of Toronto

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.

Niagara Region

Niagara Region

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.

Cracks in my Foundation

Foundation Crack

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.

Reputation Matters

Reputation Matters

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?

Home Flood Insurance

Flooded Street

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.

Proper Basement Drainage

Basement Sump Pump

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 including well-appointed entertainment rooms.

Toronto Winter Weather

Toronto Winter Weather

As the carol goes, the weather outside is frightful – especially in winter in Toronto. It is cold and the snow comes often. La Nina will be creating conditions for lots of precipitation in much of Eastern Canada this winter. The weather network also reports that the active storm track will see Toronto getting snow often and late into March!