Basement leaks is the last thing a homeowner wants to deal with. Without long-term waterproofing measures, there are two types of basements: those that have a problem with leaks and those that will. If you are like many of us and use your basement partially as storage space, your belongings can be damaged or destroyed by a wet basement. If your things are worth saving and storing in the first place, then the cost of waterproofing is small in comparison to the many memories that can be lost and the price of repairing what can be salvaged.

Avoid Extensive Water Damage
It is not only your stuff that can be damaged by a wet basement; new or existing interior work will also be ruined. Once leaking water has damaged the drywall, insulation, and so on, these materials must then be replaced because their integrity will be compromised.

Any homeowner planning a basement renovation must ensure that modern waterproofing technology is a part of their renovation plan and budget. When the basement is a clean slate, all unseen issues can be readily addressed. Basement waterproofing is a small expense when compared to an entire replacement of your belongings and the basement interior in addition to the cost of doing the same renovation a second time. Left unrepaired, more severe damage to your home’s structure and foundation will occur.

The most important reason to repair your wet basement is because water leakage seriously influences the value of your home. Prospective buyers generally turn away from homes with leaks because it is seen as a major liability. Also, despite mopping and a fresh coat of paint to cover the evidence of past damage, home inspectors and experienced real estate agents will readily spot signs of a previously wet basement. Leakage must be declared to the person buying your home and is usually a deal-breaker or a factor in having to sell your home under its listing price.

Health Factors
If you suffer a wet basement due to foundation cracks, then the water that leaks in will inevitably leave moisture behind. Elevated moisture, usually caused by humidity irregularities, will lead to the growth of black and/or white mould. This is a serious issue because mould is a hazard to you and your family’s health. This problem is especially of concern if someone in your home has asthma or other respiratory issues because mould spores will aggravate their symptoms. The mould growth will worsen over time, that’s why it’s best to deal with the issue head-on with a basement renovation that includes the installation of an exterior waterproofing membrane along your home’s foundation wall.

To receive a free estimate on a waterproofing solution for your home, call City Wide Group today at 416.283.5500.


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The City Wide Group prides itself on superior quality, adhering to the philosophy of doing things correctly from the outset and striving for unmatched customer contentment. Our assurance in our craftsmanship and wealth of experience makes us the only company in Toronto & the GTA to offer a real LIFETIME WARRANTY. Opt for The City Wide Group for foundation waterproofing, and we promise your treated area will remain free from water or moisture entry for as long as your house stands. Our services come with a warranty certificate that is transferable to endless future homeowners.

  • Before any digging gets underway, The City Wide Group ensures all utility services are informed and the dig site is clearly marked.

  • We first reveal the foundation’s walls and base, giving them a good clean to guarantee that the new concrete will bond well.

  • To deal with any cracks or openings in the foundation, we fill them with a specific type of cement before applying a fresh concrete layer over the entire area.

  • We then secure the foundation with a RUBBER BITUTHANE MEMBRANE for waterproofing, covering both the wall and its base.

  • Additionally, we attach a DELTA MS plastic mat along the foundation wall down to the base, aiding in water drainage.

  • New weeping tiles are installed to divert water from the foundation, surrounded by clean ¾” gravel to ensure proper drainage.

  • The dug-out soil is then replaced and compacted firmly to avoid any future ground movement.

  • After the work is finished, we thoroughly clean the site of any construction debris.

  • To wrap up, we repair and reinstate any outdoor spaces and landscaping that were affected by our work.




Whether you have an actual water leak or evidence of water seeping through the walls, contact City Wide Group for a free estimate about how to waterproofing your basement.

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