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5 Steps for Stopping Mould Growth in Your Basement

Mould in basement

Mould and mildew growth is a very common problem in basements. Whether caused by a leaky pipe, foundation crack, or other issue, mould can grow into a very serious problem that affects the health of everyone in the home. Here are some steps for preventing mould from growing in your basement:   Ventilation Your basement […]

What is the Mold Remediation Process?


If you have a mold problem in your home, your best course of action is always to hire a professional mold remediation service. This is especially true if the mold growth area is larger than ten square feet, or if the mold is toxic. If you’re in doubt about either factor, call the experts. Here’s […]

What is a Sump Pump?

Sump pump

A sump pump is a very important component in the plumbing system in many homes. It is an automatic pump that drains the sump basin, which collects water from the basement waterproofing drainage system. They are most commonly found in the basement of homes to prevent flooding. Let’s explore the different kinds of sump pumps […]

Ottawa Homes May Require Basement Foundation Repair from Earthquake Damage

While earthquakes in Ottawa do not happen all the time, they do happen. For example, in May 2013, two earthquakes were felt in Ottawa and Quebec. Rating 5.2 and 4.1 on the Richter scale, the earthquakes shocked citizens who had never experienced the ground violently shaking before. If seismologists are to be believed, these won’t be the last major earthquakes to occur in the Ottawa region, either. Thus, it’s important for homeowners to check with a professional and determine if they need basement foundation repair.

Rough Winter Weather Patterns in Toronto May Encourage Homeowners to Seek Basement Leak Repair

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, Accuweather and a host of other meteorological sources, Canada’s winter is looking to be a rough one. Thanks to El Niño, a weather phenomenon that’s back after a five year hiatus, the storms will be fierce and the air will be freezing. For some homeowners in Toronto and the surrounding areas, this is an indication that it’s time to seek out basement leak repair services to ensure a dry, safe thaw.

The Crack Doctor Announces Autumn Homeowner Specials

In advance of colder weather coming into the Toronto area, as well as the rest of Ontario, The Crack Doctor has announced two special promotions available for a limited time to homeowners throughout the province. By addressing wet basement repair issues now, individuals and families can avoid experiencing stressful, expensive spring thaw leaks caused by damaged foundations that have not been permanently fixed.

The Crack Doctor in Ottawa Announces Limited Time Foundation Waterproofing Offer

The winter cold and spring thaw have been especially tough on homes throughout Ottawa and the surrounding communities. Consequently, The Crack Doctor has announced a special offer on foundation waterproofing and other wet basement solutions. Until July 15, 2014, homeowners can receive $100 off any service retailing for $1000 or more. Services retailing for less than $1000 will be eligible to receive $50 off at management’s discretion.

Flooding Outdoors Leads to Flooding Indoors: Wet Basements Affecting Canadians

Across the nation of Canada, homeowners are becoming increasingly concerned because flooding outdoors has been leading to an unwanted situation: Flooding indoors. As basements are becoming wetter, more and more property owners are having to deal with the unhappy situation of being unable to use the lowest levels of their homes.

Wet Basements Far Worse This Year than Past Twenty Years

As the Ottawa Citizen recently reported, the 2013/2014 winter is the worst on record of the past twenty years. Ironically, the wintry weather didn’t break any records, but it did go on forever. Plus, there was so much precipitation between November and March that people in and around the city began to wonder if Mother Nature ever intended to bring spring into the picture.

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