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Basement Leaks

The Most Important Basement Waterproofing Tips

A puddle on the street

A waterproofed basement will help you to protect your home investment. After all, water damage is hard to deal with and it may negatively impact the comfort, safety, and resale value of a residence. In order to help you put together an effective basement waterproofing plan, we’ve compiled a convenient, easy-to-understand list of the most […]


What is a French Drain and Why Do I Need One?

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A French drain is simply a trench designed in a sloped manner that is filled with round gravel and a pipe that diverts the flow of water away from your house, helping to keep your basement dry. While they can also be decorative, French drains serve a very important purpose: pulling water to an area […]


Leaky Basements: What Causes the Moisture?

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Most homes with basements will leak eventually, and this isn’t necessarily caused by poor construction or damage–most of the time it is caused by time and the forces of nature such as shifting concrete, settling dirt, and water seepage through windows. Hydrostatic or lateral pressure Rising water tables in your area caused by excessive rain […]


Hire a Contractor to Finish Your Basement or DIY?

A semi-finished basement

An unfinished basement can seem like an easy project for homeowners to tackle on their own, but professionals warn that unexpected expenses and challenges lurk around every corner. Considering a DIY basement finishing project? Read on to be sure you’re ready for the road ahead. Extended timeline If you’re finishing your basement for an upcoming […]


Almost Everything You Need to Know About Basement Waterproofing

A renovated basement

The last thing that you want to have to deal with as a homeowner is a basement that fills up with water every time it rains, or even one that is just “swimming” in moisture and humidity. Water is absolutely the most destructive force inside of a home (outside of fire, of course), and once […]


How to Reduce Your Chances of a Flooded Basement

Flooded basement

A flooded basement is a nasty incident. Not only can it ruin your belongings, but it can threaten the integrity of your home and the health of your family if the water isn’t cleaned up properly by professional wet basement repair company like the Crack Doctor. To prevent yourself from running into trouble in the […]


What to Know before Planning Spring Renovations

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With the arrival of spring, Ontario residents begin thinking of renovations. Basement finishing is often near the top of the list as a spring project. Such an undertaking must be carefully planned in order to avoid the pit falls commonly associated with building out a basement, like basement leaks. Here are some important considerations to […]


5 Causes of Wet Basements

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If your home has a wet basement, you’re dealing with a ticking time bomb that can severely affect the structural integrity of your home and potentially affect the health of you and your family. Fortunately, prompt action can undo the damage and provide you with permanent and safe solutions. Wet basement experts can diagnose the […]


Leave the Storage Unit Behind and Turn Your Toronto Wet Basement into a Dry Storage Space

Are you a long-time user of a storage unit in Toronto? Have you found that your yearly fees continue to incrementally increase? Why not consider an alternative space that could provide immense cost savings in the long-run? Yes, the alternative space we’re talking about is your currently (but not for long!) wet basement.


Mould, Moisture and Landlords: Legal Issues Related to Wet Basement Repair in Toronto

All landlords in Canada know that they have legal responsibilities related to the overall function and safety of their properties. These responsibilities extend to the status of the basement area, where foundation cracks may cause regular leakage. Consequently, it’s important for landlords to remember that wet basement repair for Toronto homes, condos and townhouses is something that should be handled sooner rather than later. Otherwise, litigation could become a reality.


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