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Per linear feet, Depending on depth and access
Per linear feet.
Depending on depth & width of foundation crack.
Depending on width and depth of waterproofing.
Depending on size and depth of window well required.
Per job & size of opening required.
Depending If a sump pit is needed, or just a pump replacement.
Depending if a BWV is interior or exterior, and also depth of pipe
Based on 127 reviewsSee All ReviewsEizvone Solis19:59 19 Sep 23Slava Koval was the best!!! We had 2 different companies who came and quoted us tripled what we paid him. He was very honest and thorough. The other 2 companies couldn't provide us a straight answer and provided us insane quotes. I googled and found this company and gave it a shot. He came by right away to do a camera inspection and was blown away by his expertise. He told us what was wrong right away and helped us with other things. He even offered us complimentary camera inspection after 6 mos. If you google his name you'll see all happy clients. You wont be disappointed. Very honest guy and doesnt rob people! Thanks Slava and Canada Waterproofers!Oludayo Sola (OctoberGirls)12:53 26 Aug 23I called this company to come investigate my basement leak and fix immediately. Upon investigation, it was made know it's was a plumbing issue. I dealt with Andrew and I couldn't question how intelligent he was which speaks from his years of experience. He did not have to rip the wall open. He walked around the house and checked all the wall outside etc .Oh well, it was indeed a plumbing issue and we paid nothing to get the leak source investigated.Thanks so much Andrew for your intellegent.I will recommend this company because it's clear they have experience employees that are ready to help and not take advantage.Kathy S23:20 25 May 23Fast response and excellent knowledgeable assistance from Karl to diagnose the source of a damp carpet in our basement. Thanks so much and we will remember your company if we need help again in the future.Corey Scarfo17:31 13 May 23Carl and his team did an excellent job waterproofing a large section of my foundation, when finished everything was neat and clean. Carl and his team took pictures and videos during the repair which was very informative and helpful. Throughout the process he has been very responsive and accommodating, always happy to answer any questions that we have. His prices are reasonable and I would highly recommend him and Canada Waterproofers to anyone in need of waterproofing.Tim Mann20:06 28 Feb 23Valentine of Canada Waterproofers provided excellent service and good value for a faucet replacement and a further faucet repair. He was very polite and considerate and "went the extra mile" to provide good, reasonably priced service. Highly recommended!Lorne R21:13 04 Nov 22Carl and the crew at Canada waterproofers are the best option in southern Ontario. Carl is honest and professional while delivering a high quality of work on schedule. They are patient and will answer your questions with easy to understand direction. It’s a no-brainer for any of your plumbing needsMonica Lamb20:04 17 Oct 22This is the second time we’ve had Boris come to help us with our plumbing issues. Both times he was very courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. We highly recommend Boris to others looking for a solid plumber. He is our #1 go to!Minesh Patel19:09 14 Oct 22I called as an emergency because my main water line was leaking. He came within 2 hours and had everything sorted out. Highly recommend this company for its efficiency and professionalism.Stephen Waran17:01 09 Sep 22Valentine from Canada Waterproofers came to my house and did a FANTASTIC job repairing a water leak we had. He diagnosed where the leak was coming from and then voluntarily chose to repair it with a high quality copper pipe which typically would've costed more. He also noticed another issue with the pipes where the previous contractor had implemented a poor shortcut solution that would've broken down over time and fixed that proactively as well. Valentine and Canada Waterpoofers went completely above and beyond my expectations and did even more than what was required of the job. They did all this at great value for the dollar as well. Highly recommend this company and technician. Thank you for your service!!!AK17:35 05 Sep 22We had a problem with our shower drain leaking and a botched repair job by a previous plumber. We needed to call in the real professionals this time and Val was our guy. Rest easy if he's the one to answer your call.From his calm and calculated demeanor to his willingness to listen and provide the right solution, it was an absolute pleasure to deal with someone at the top of his field. Highest recommendation!Kyle Michaels02:05 01 Apr 21Wow these guys are amazing. I had the pleasure of dealing with Carl. I had quotes from other companies which were comparable or cheaper, however after speaking with Carl I knew without a doubt I would be choosing Canada Waterproofers. His no pressure approach, guidance and sincerity won me over.cha veci03:03 01 Jun 20Boris is a true professional 5 star rating plumber because he determined the source of the 2nd floor shower leak right away which 3 others plumbers from other companies failed. He fixed the problem without opening the main floor ceiling. He showed up on time, ensured quality service and charged us a reasonable price for fixing the shower, replacing garburator and replacing kitchen faucet. All 3 issues completed in less than 2 hrs. We are so glad we found Canada Waterproofers online. We will strongly recommend Boris from Canada Waterproofers to our families and friends for their plumbing problems.Yamalay Gonzalez14:51 27 Jan 15Canada Waterproofers are a great company that have amazing workmanship.everyone that i dealt with at this company was honest and had a great knowledge.I would highly recommend this company to anyone.Based on 124 reviewsSee All ReviewsBenjamin Klein12:48 25 Aug 23Andrew and his team did an amazing waterproofing job for our basement. Andrew came to our house to do the estimate and I received the quote the next day with all the details. Throughout the process, Andrew was very responsive and the job was done on time. His crew were very professional and organized. I definitely recommend Canada Waterproofers for anyone who needs that kind of project to be done.June18:54 26 Jul 23I've worked with Slava and his team multiple times. Once for basement waterproofing, the second time to fix a sewage pump disaster that another tradesman caused, a 3rd time to upgrade the water supply, and a 4th time to fix an emergency plumbing issue. All on different properties and occasions, and all of which have been excellent work done! Slava and his team are experts at what they do, pricing is fair, and always professional. There's a reason why I keep going back. Don't look anywhere else, this is the team you want to work with when it comes to waterproofing and plumbing!Kruba Varatharajah17:09 18 Jul 23Slava is amazing he has been doing this for years... I myself have used his service in two different properties, very wise good price and amazing service! Totally recommend if you have a water leak related problem at your houseMylene Im01:50 15 Jul 23You don’t need to call around for a waterproofing company. We’ve done it, and we won’t go anywhere else. Carl is professional, knowledgeable, personable, and timely. Most importantly, he provides HONEST advice during assessment. He’s helped us with our house in Mississauga and our rental property in Hamilton when we found water in both basements. Thanks againhui z01:11 04 Jun 23Andrew from Canada Waterproofers just completed the installation of a new sump pump at my basement. He is knowledgeable and accommodating. The owner is very responsive as well. I used to doubt the authenticity of all 5 star google reviews under a single company. But Canada Waterproofers does deserve positive feedback. Thank you, guys!Theo Southworth17:52 02 May 23We worked with Carl to quote out waterproofing our foundation. On top of the great customer experience during that quote process the on-site team doing the work was hard working, efficient, polite and eager.Carl went out of his way in terms of follow ups to ensure we were happy with the service.Highly recommend this service to anyone having issues with their waterproofing and foundation patching.AJ Merrick23:48 24 Mar 23Andrew and his team (all the Andrews!) were fantastic. From the initial on-site inspection for basement foundation leak and sump pump installation quote, to all subsequent communication, booking a date that worked for our household, and day of repair, the team was professional, friendly, courteous, informative, honest, on time, super tidy, and provided excellent follow-up. I honestly can't think of a better experience for customer service and quality tradesmanship start-to-finish. Looking forward to quoting future underpinning work with this awesome crew.David19:11 23 Feb 23I was having water leaking in our basement for a while just after periods of rains. ,but every time it rain the leak was getting worse , therefore making me more anxious. So after looking online for a reputable company I came across Canada Waterproofers. I gave them a call and got surprised on how quick they were able to come and take a look and give me the best solution to our situation. Not only was the technician very personable ,but the workers doing the job as well. When they finished actually the area they worked on looked better than before. Definitely will be recommending them.S K00:53 02 Feb 23Simply best in business. Amazing service and very professional guys. Did job fast and very clean! Highly recommendJessica14:40 27 Jan 23We had an excellent experience with Canada Waterproofers - they completed basement waterproofing, a sump pump installation and a back water valve installation. Their prices were comparable to other companies and we appreciated that they provided all the services we required. Andrew was courteous and very helpful answering all our questions throughout the process; a pleasure to work with. The crew was quick and efficient, the worksite was left tidy at the end of every day, and the work was completed on time. We've had quite a bit of rain since the work was completed and everything has remained dry. Would certainly recommend Canada Waterproofers!Terry M12:10 23 Jan 23Carl and his team were excellent and we have no hesitation recommending. Having undertaken an entire home renovation Canada Waterproofers provided great recommendations and pricing. We had a very tight timeframe to get the work done to stay on schedule. They started on time and finished in half the estimated time allowing us to maintain schedule. Work included a complete replacement of all our underground sewer lines, moving of rough in’s, new window wells and an entire interior waterproofing of all walls.An Chafe23:10 25 Dec 22This is our second time using Canada Waterproofers and would never call anyone else. Their first basement waterproofing job for us has held for the last 6 years with no problems despite occasional heavy rains. They gave us really beautiful window-well covers too- our friends and neighbours ask where to get them . Aside from great work, they are on time, on budget and very polite. Plus they take good care not to damage your property! Also, great communication and follow-up! Carl and his team are top notch!Viktoriia B01:23 25 Dec 22Val did awesome job. He showed up on time and completed the job in a timely fashion at a reasonable price professionally answering all my questions. Wouldn't hesitate to hire him again if needed.Sonia Pagliaroli22:49 05 Nov 22I would recommend Carl and his team. I used him in the past and referred him to others. Great people to deal with. Thanks guys!AngeloDevin Stephanian16:13 22 Oct 22Had Valentyn from Canada Waterproofers come do some work on our plumbing. He was timely, courteous and professional, would definitely recommend!Jad Azar12:45 16 Sep 22Amazing work, can’t thank Slava enough for taking care of us and with regards to the flawless execution of his work. We always come back for any waterproofing needsLorne Coe19:36 01 Sep 22Contacted CW because a leak in the building's foundation was coming through our drywall and flooding the inside of our office. It took CW less than a day to completely patch the leak. There have been no issues since.Bill Malyk14:58 25 Apr 22Very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly service!Kate K01:18 07 Nov 21We scheduled an in-home assessment. Valentin suggested that we buy a new replacement valve because when we explained the issue, he said it must be the faucet/valve.He kept us updated prior to his arrival and his service was friendly and prompt. He was very helpful and quickly finished the task! Highly recommend!!He even followed up a few days later to ensure everything was working well!K Marloz18:52 21 Sep 21Great experience with this company! Valentin was awesome! He made the whole process clear and easy to understand. Valentin was also super friendly and upfront about pricing making the whole experience comfortable.Based on 16 reviewsSee All ReviewsJason Kingdon19:19 23 Jun 23Want to commend Carl for his knowledgeable diagnosis and efficient service on a driveway trench drain repair. He was always accessible and approachable throughout the entire process. All questions were addressed in a confident and timely manner. Also want to thank Dima and his crew for their hard work. Upon completion the site was left in pristine condition. Canada Waterproofers came highly recommended by some past clients and we will do the same in the future. Will call on this company again if in need of a pluming issue or solution.Thuan71 Lenguyen02:18 06 Mar 23Happy with the service we received from Canada Waterproofers. They repaired our basement crack and did a really nice clean job. Thank you.Anna Kan17:32 09 Nov 22I did a lot of research before choosing this company. Met with Carl and he was super professional. His quote was reasonable and has lifetime warranty. I asked Carl to return to touch up on a small area and he was very responsive to my request. Absolutely great customer service with this company. I look forward to no more wet basements!shuli zhang22:25 11 Sep 22I am very impressed by the efficiency and professionalism performed by Carl and his team. Carl did the on site visit and gave me recommendations and a detailed scope of work, which was beautifully done on budget with no hidden fees. The workers were really hard working and very friendly. I am very happy with the service and thanks to the google reviews which help me find the company.Rene Barrow22:48 03 Jun 22Carl was professional and great to work with. He and his team delivered as promised on budget and with no hidden fees or fine print. The crew was hard working, efficient and respectful. The work was well done and they paid attention to the details. They also did a great job cleaning up after themselves. They earned every one of the 5 stars I gave them. Well done! Very well done.Alina Cherbu23:34 29 May 21We were pleased with the service provided by Canada Waterproofers.Great job not without mentioning the knowledgable and honest staff.The team took a lot of care and attention to details in work and was able to eliminate the issue at its source quickly.Greg Colins19:30 12 Jan 21Plumber Val was terrific to work with. Was able to come out the next day to fix my leaking pipe. Professional, communicative, and friendly. Got the job done on time and on budget, and did a great job. Highly recommend Canada Waterproofers!See All ReviewsDon Kagan19:33 21 Mar 23It was a pleasure working with Andrii. He’s very professional and reliable. I highly recommend Canada Waterproofers.WMakeup Toronto17:57 28 Feb 21The best customer service, very fast and responsive. Work very clean and professional. Highly recommend Canada Waterproofers if you have leak in the basement as I did, they are right crew to fix it!Stephanie Hill22:37 05 Jan 21Great quality service! Thank you very much for fixing the leak in my basement. Job was done very professionally.Alex K14:18 02 Dec 20
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The issue of our times is a changing climate, and the impact that has on all of our lives. As the air becomes warmer, and temperatures rise up, that means a more intense water cycle, with more moisture evaporating into the atmosphere.
That leads to changes in rainfall patterns, and more storms. Downpours are more intense. There is more snow, which melts more rapidly.
With an increase in precipitation comes an increased risk of flooding. If you own or rent a house, with a basement, you know what we are talking about.
The home’s foundation drainage system is interconnected and complicated, and includes the city’s sanitary sewer lateral, perhaps a storm service lateral (in newer homes), a weeping tile system that channels water away from the foundation, drain pipes and sump pumps. Any failure there leaves the home exposed to flooding.
BASEMENT FLOODED HOME REPAIR COSTS THAT CAN TOTAL THOUSANDS
For most people, purchasing a home will be the most significant investment they make in their lives.
How many of us though have directly experienced, or heard horror stories, about walking down the basement stairs to find a foot or two of water, or a cascade of water pouring into a finished basement through a clogged-up window well during a heavy rain storm, personal possessions being washed away forever in some cases.
Cost estimates to fix water damage vary – but it’s in the thousands, all to repair or replace drywall, floors and hardwood, or anything electrical. Those home repair costs go up the more the water damage is left untreated, or if the homeowner is dealing with clean water as opposed to a sewer backup, or contaminated water. Around $1.7 billion is paid out in insurance claims due to water damage in Canada each year.
Moisture will spare no part of the home – timber, block structures, floors, and bricks. Many people spend a lot of money finishing a basement, perhaps creating a rental apartment for income purposes, all to help push up the value of that investment, only to have to do the work again.
For homeowners the issue becomes balancing the potential repair costs associated with a flood with buying flood insurance from your provider. That becomes even more of an issue for people living next to waterways – in case a river or body of water overflows.
Then there are the health effects – water damage leads to mould and mildew growth. You look at it and it seems harmless, but mould spores can travel anywhere, and can lead to throat and eye irritation, coughing, headaches, fatigue, fever, skin problems, nasal congestion, nose bleeds and allergies. It is important to not only get rid of it when you see it, but stop it from showing up in the first place.
HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE AND WATER LEAKS
So why does water leak into your basement?
Maybe you have heard the term “hydrostatic pressure”. By definition, it’s the pressure exerted on a fluid at equilibrium (not flowing) by the force of gravity. Hydrostatic pressure increases the deeper you get from the surface due to the increasing weight of the fluid from above.
Hydrostatic pressure is the reason you see water leaks in the basement of a home. Water that is building up against the foundation wall will eventually leak through eroding concrete, at the joint where the poured concrete floor meets the wall, and through cracks in the wall, mortar joints or floor if left un-checked.
With more precipitation, that becomes more of a factor, especially as the soil becomes more saturated. The more loose the soil, the more water it absorbs. That expanding soil also puts more pressure on the foundation walls. In the event of heavy rain or a rapid snowmelt, water tables will rise, putting pressure on a basement.
You can’t control the weather, but you can control how well you protect your home. If you want to stop water from leaking into your basement there are a number things you can do on your own.
But if you really want to stop the problem of flooding at its source, you need an exterior (hyperlink) or interior (hyperlink) home waterproofing system.
A healthy debate is always good, especially if there is some positive that comes out of it – personal illumination on an important topic, that directly and positively impacts something in your life.
When the topic is home basement flooding, and what route to take to best protect your home investment in the event of a water leak, or flood, there are many factors at play when considering what to do about it. And is there anything more important than protecting your home?
Most important, right off the hop – don’t rely on your average Google search for answers to queries. Google is a good place to go for cursory understanding of basement waterproofing, but always call on licensed pros to come to your home and give you an honest assessment. Canada Waterproofers will come to your home for no charge.
DON’T MESS AROUND WITH BASEMENT WATERPROOFING
Your home is far too important, far too sizable an investment – from the financial perspective, especially if you are balancing a hefty mortgage, plus the perspective of minimizing any emotional impacts that come with your basement being swept away in a flood.
Water pooling, stains on the walls and floor, musty odour, rotting and rusting – it’s bad news all around. Even with small water leaks into the basement, the longer term, more insidious, impacts include those on your health, and the health of your family – mould and mildew can lead to breathing problems, eye irritation, skin rashes, headaches, fatigue, fever, and coughing.
A pro from Canada Waterproofers will do a full analysis of the inside of your basement, the outside foundation area of your home, the state of the window wells and eavestroughs, even how the earth is graded up against the home’s foundation, and whether there is anything else close to the home that is storing excess water, that might be contributing to increased water pressure up against the basement walls (called “hydrostatic pressure), which in turn lead to basement leaks.
They will even take a look at how close your home is to any neighbouring homes, because that will impact their basement waterproofing recommendation. There are many factors that go into a professional assessment.
TOP 5 REASONS TO GO WITH EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING
TOP 5 REASONS TO GO WITH INTERIOR WATERPROOFING
Some Canada Waterproofers’ clients have opted for both options, for even extra coverage. Contact a licensed pro today, for an assessment.
Exterior waterproofing is the most effective method of protecting your home from basement leaks. It’s also the one method of home waterproofing that involves the most work, especially during the soil excavation phase.
It’s certainly not a DIY project to be completed over a weekend. There are multiple steps involved. That’s why it’s important to have licensed professionals take on the job.
Everyone wants a dry basement. With more rainfall comes more water pressure on the foundations of the home. A small water leak plugged up by a sealant fix off a YouTube video can soon expand into a full home flood.
THE COSTS OF EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING
Cost estimates to fix water damage vary – but it’s in the thousands, all to repair or replace drywall, floors and hardwood, or anything electrical. Moisture will spare no part of the home – timber, block structures, floors, and bricks. Those home repair costs go up the more the water damage is left untreated, or if the homeowner is dealing with clean water as opposed to a sewer backup, or contaminated water. Around $1.7 billion is paid out in insurance claims due to water damage in Canada each year, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
The basement is often used as a living space for the family, a work area, or an income-generating rental apartment. The potential consequences in leaving the basement unprotected from water leaks are too dire. It’s vital to deal with any potential problems at the source.
Canada Waterproofers has 25 years of experience providing exterior waterproofing solutions across different home and property configurations all over the GTA. It all starts with a phone call and a free assessment.
THE STEPS INVOLVED IN EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING YOUR BASEMENT
Canada Waterproofers provides solutions to all challenges, including a close proximity of neighbouring homes, and the impact a major excavation like this can have on the aesthetics of property, like trees and gardens.
What are the steps involved in exterior waterproofing?
Exterior waterproofing is a comprehensive, labour-intensive process. The process can take a day, or one or two weeks, depending on the job. Get it wrong, and not only will water still be leaking into the basement, but you’ll have to dig everything up and go at it again. Nobody wants the extra money and the headaches that will come with that scenario.
It might not seem like it now, with the snow and sub-zero temperatures, but spring will be here before you know it.
Spring is party time for your garden, and the flowers and trees around your property – but another thing entirely for the basement of your home.
Maybe you notice a feeling of dampness or brownish stains on the walls and ceiling, mildew, stains on the carpet, or rust stains on the floor that comes from water corrosion to metal like nails, and electrical boxes. Basement flooding is a messy and expensive reality. But you are not alone. Many homeowners face the same challenges.
Usually a big part of addressing any problem is figuring out why something happens in the first place. In the case of basement flooding we know the answer – water pressure that builds up against the home’s foundation. The more rain there is the more pressure is created by water in the loose soil around the basement. That pressure pushes water through the walls and floors.
But that’s not the only reason – during heavy rain, city sewers can become overloaded, and can back up water and sewage into homes. Municipal infrastructure is aging.
This has become such an important issue the City of Toronto introduced a subsidy program so homeowners can have a basement waterproofing system installed.
The city offers owners of single-family, duplex, and triplex residential homes up to $3,400 per property to install flood protection devices like a backwater valve (a backwater valve is a device that prevents outbound water from the home to re-enter through the home’s drain pipes), a sump pump and the capping of a home’s storm sewer or external weeping tile connection. Have a look at the rules here and keep in mind you’ll need licensed, professional waterproofers to do the job.
Clogged eavestroughs or downspouts, and clogged window wells or poorly sealed stairwell doors, also cause flooding and basement leaks.
Older homes – where mortar joints around cement blocks have worn down, older pipes are no longer sealed properly, cracks emerge over time in the walls and floors, or the joints where the concrete floor meets the basement walls start to break down – are the highest risk.
With climate change comes an increase in precipitation.
So how do you fix the problem? All homes, old and new, need to have a basement waterproofing system in place. Contact a basement waterproofing company to install either an exterior or interior waterproofing system – or both.
Interior basement waterproofing features a drainage system led by a sump pump that is connected to your home’s drainage tiles, pumping water to a location outside of the home, minimizing those water pressure effects. Those drain tiles will collect water that’s flowing throw cracks in the cement of the wall or via the area where the floor meets the wall.
Exterior waterproofing is a more comprehensive, multi-step job, involving major excavation work, installing protective coating and a drainage membrane, as well as a new weeping tile system, but it’s a highly effective way of keeping your basement dry.
Exterior waterproofing is most definitely not a job that should be left to amateurs or weekend warriors.
Overall, a basement waterproofing system will funnel water away from your basement.
The damage caused by a basement leak, leading to water damage to dry wall, wiring, floors, mould and mildew issues, can run the homeowner into the thousands of dollars. There is also the incalculable emotional cost that comes with seeing family possessions and heirlooms permanently destroyed.
Taking care of the home while keeping it dry is key in maintaining or increasing its value. A home purchase is the most important investment most of us will make in our lifetime. And property values around the GTA are only going up. Many homeowners have converted their basements into rental income opportunities, making a home waterproofing system that much more economical, from an investment perspective. Better to get ahead of any potential basement leak issue now.
Canada Waterproofers has been installing basement waterproofing systems in the GTA for over 25 years. Call now for a free assessment and quote.