York Waterproofing and Underpinning


York, within the City of Toronto, is bounded by the Humber River on the East, northwest of Old Toronto, southwest of North York and east of Etobicoke. Originally settled to be near the mouth of the Don River which flows into Toronto Harbour. As part of the Greater Toronto Area, York experiences similar weather to the rest of Toronto — hot summers and cool winters, lots of rain, and an early spring.

Homeowners in York need to pay attention to the amount of precipitation especially in years when there is a quick spring melt-off. Older homes are unlikely to have fully dry basements and include crawl spaces. Basements in newer homes should be inspected carefully for any faults or cracks. Water will find a way into a crack and help it grow. Water and moisture can run havoc in a new or old home.
When you live in an area such as York, with easy access to rivers and lakes, a high water table and compact housing, you need to have your home’s basement inspected for potential water problems. It’s best not to wait until you find a puddle on the basement floor! Professional basement waterproofers, like the City Wide Group, can conduct a thorough inspection, recommend steps you should take to protect your home, and when they have finished their waterproofing project present you with a fully transferable lifetime warranty. They are backed by 23 consecutive Consumer Choice Awards to demonstrate their strong commitment to customer satisfaction.

Serving the neighbourhoods of:

  • Baby Point
  • Cedarvale
  • Fairbank
  • Harwood
  • Humewood
  • Lamption
  • Mount Dennis
  • Old Mill
  • Runnymede
  • Silverthorn
  • Syme
  • Weston

Customer Recommendations

Underpinning Rose from York

From beginning to end, Chris and his hard-working crew made us feel like we were getting our money's worth. Underpinning is a huge undertaking and a little nerve-wracking, but Chris was extremely clear in his explanations and made himself available by phone or email whenever we had questions or required clarification. CityWide took care of the engineers and permits for the job. Additionally, the crew were extremely hardworking and efficient. The workers had to hand dig the foundation since machines wouldn't fit through any of the openings to the basement - layers of concrete, dirt, mud and clay were all hand dug. They cleaned up the job site at the end of every day (even the neighbours commented on how respectful they were!). There were a few very minor issues that required some trades coming back to fix some things after the fact (toilet drain and minor driveway damage) and Chris took care of these things immediately and responded to my concerns in a timely manner. These are honest and good people. With underpinning, you don't want to take any chances on a company that doesn't know the ins and outs of engineering, permits and structural stability. CityWide knows what they're doing, and that's you're paying for (that and exceptional customer service and attention to detail). We've already recommended them to neighbours who are looking to do similar work on their homes.

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