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We understand these are difficult times for everyone!
The spread of coronavirus has gripped the world, with terms like “social distancing” and “shelter in place” suddenly becoming commonplace in our national vernacular.
We have all learned so much about the disease, its health impacts, who is susceptible to catching it, who isn’t, and what to do to avoid it.
The government is telling us not to congregate in groups of over ten people, so a lot of us have taken heed by hunkering down in our homes. It’s now more about making the best of a difficult situation, until the virus passes.
But spring is coming fast. Snow is melting. It will rain more as the weather warms up. Basement leaks or flooding remains an issue for homeowners. The impact of global warming on the world’s weather patterns isn’t going to go away because of the spread of coronavirus.
With a high level of anxiety among Canadians foremost in mind, Canada Waterproofers has implemented a number of policies aimed at making people feel more comfortable if they need to have a waterproofing professional come to their home for an assessment during the virus crisis.
CONNECT WITH A WATERPROOFING PROFESSIONAL
That starts with availability. Canada Waterproofers has reduced their hours to 9-to-5 as the impact of the virus makes its way through, but they are still available off hours.
Homeowners can connect with a Canada Waterproofing professional via platforms like Facetime, Viber, or discuss project quotes via Facebook Messenger.
If the client wants the waterproofing professional to come to the home, that person will show up wearing a mask and gloves.
Bottom line – as long as the waterproofing professional can see the situation, they can do an assessment. And in the end, the priority is making the client feel comfortable.
From there, the size of the crew that comes to the home depends on the size and scope of the job.
For example, a lot of people opt for exterior waterproofing. Homes are at a higher risk of basement leaks and flooding as hydrostatic pressure against the foundation of the basement gets worse as more water is absorbed into the earth around the perimeter of the home.
People opt for exterior waterproofing because it’s a comprehensive way of stopping water from entering the basement of the home. It takes care of the problem at its source.
But it’s also a more comprehensive job, involving a lot of excavation work. Crews will dig down to the footing of the home.
Interior waterproofing is all about pumping water away from the basement that has already made its ways through the foundation walls. It involves some excavation work inside the home.
The good news there is crews for exterior or interior waterproofing projects are never more than three people, nowhere near that ten-person threshold.
FINANCING OPTIONS FOR HOME WATERPROOFING
No one knows how long people will be forced to stay at home as we all deal with the crisis. Money is now more of a worry, as many people have been laid off, offices and work areas shut down.
The other way Canada Waterproofers is helping people is through financing options. Many homeowners are forced to deal with an emergency situation in the home, whether it’s water leaking into the basement, or a broken pipe, even a plugged toilet or leaky plumbing around a sink or shower.
For others, forced to stay at home to help stop the spread of the virus, getting ahead of any potential problems by waterproofing the basement, especially in an older home, may be something they have been thinking about doing for some time. Now they have the time to do it.
But basement waterproofing costs money – exterior waterproofing is more expensive (starting at around $100 per foot, and going to $1,000 per foot, depending on the size and difficulty of the job) than interior waterproofing (anywhere from $75 per foot to $250 per foot). People are being extra careful with their money as the health crisis sorts itself out.
That’s where financing comes in. Canada Waterproofers deals with a third party financing company and currently offers a promotion for clients – zero per cent interest over a 12-month term.
Contact Canada Waterproofers at 416-333-5325 to discuss an assessment via video, a free quote and financing options.