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The Crack Doctor is a professional fully accredited, full service basement waterproofing company able to permanently solve any problem with a wet basement, often from inside or outside, with or without digging.

For many years, our award-winning Canadian company has been helping families and businesses permanently solve their wet basement problems. The Crack Doctor has performed tens of thousands of permanent foundation waterproofing repairs across Ontario and Quebec, and history has proven that our reputation, warranty and repair solutions have stood the test of time. That’s why more people trust The Crack Doctor to care for their foundation than any other company in Canada.

Take a look at our blog posts, and keep up to date about the necessary home improvements and repairs you may need to do to ensure a safe and healthy home!

How to Deal with Basement Foundation Cracks in Mississauga

A foundation crack

At the first sign of a basement crack, does your mind start running wild? “Has there been an earthquake?” “Is my house falling apart?” and more of the like. Foundation cracks are a concern, but they aren’t always threatening to the structural integrity of the home. Cracks can occur for a variety of reasons, and […]


Getting Started With Basement Waterproofing in Mississauga

Two workmen take measurements in a basement

Every part of your home needs care and attention. It is easy to focus on the living room, where we hang out and watch TV, or the bedroom, where we get a well-earned good night’s rest. But how often do you think about your basement? How much time and effort do you put into keeping […]


FAQ About Mold Growth in Mississauga Basements

Mold growth on a ceiling

Are you wondering about mold growth, mildew, or dampness in your basement? We get a lot of questions from clients about mold, so we’ve put together the most frequently asked questions. What causes mold to develop? The growth of mold entails three basic requirements: Nutrients which can be obtained from organic material such as wood, […]


What is the Source of Your Mississauga Basement Leak?

Snow-covered homes in Mississauga

People often consider turning their basements into something more useful, like a guest bedroom, a home office, or a media room. If your basement is damp or musty, this needs to be addressed first before you can start the renovation project. Basements can be a great part of homes, but if there is a leak […]


Radon Mitigation in Ontario

A diagram of radon seeping into a house

Did you know that radon exposure is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in Canada, behind only smoking? Radon is an odourless, colourless gas caused by the natural breakdown of uranium in the ground. Radon seeps into our homes through tiny cracks and holes and builds up to dangerous levels if not mitigated. Approximately 7-10% […]


Frequently Asked Questions About Waterproofing

A plumber answers questions on the phone

Do you have a crack around the house that haunts your nightmares? We understand. Cracks around the house or a leak in the basement can be a big problem if not dealt with right away. Unlike some small problems around the house that can be handled with some elbow grease and a trip to the […]


Why Insulating the Crawlspace is Important

Rolls of insulation material

Do you loathe looking at your energy bill? It can be emotionally exhausting watching your hard earned money burn away every month. Surprisingly, one simple investment can go a long way to reducing your energy expenditures: insulating the crawlspace! Insulation Benefits in the Summer During the summer, do you notice that you have to crank […]


A Quick Guide to Interior Basement Waterproofing

A finished basement computer room

You know what is really trending with basements these days? Turning that drab, dusty space into a functional paradise. Whether you want to create a home theatre, add a guest room, install a fully equipped home gym, or make an income suite, the options are endless. These are also fantastic ideas, but they only work […]


Wet Basement: Who Should You Call?

Wet Basement: Who Should You Call?

Beyond the price of your mortgage and property taxes, being a homeowner is an expensive proposition. If you’re not paying to buy a new dishwasher, hiring a repairman to clean out the gutters, paying a plumber to fix a running toilet…there’s always something. In order to save money, it may be tempting to try tending […]


Busting the Myths about Leaky Basement Repair

Busting the Myths about Leaky Basement Repair

When you go about looking for recommendations from neighbours, friends and family you will often come across them saying a few things about basement repairs that surprise you. How can you separate fact from fiction? Let’s discuss a few of the more persistent myths out there about basement repairs: MYTH: There is no such thing […]


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