Stay Dry Basement Waterproofing Toronto

Since 1989 our Goal is to help you keep your home investment protected from the issues of penetrating water. 

Serving the GTA

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Stay Dry Basement Waterproofing Toronto

Our Goal is to help you keep your home investment protected from the issues of penetrating water. After helping homeowners restore and waterproof their foundations since 1989, we have gained the expertise to help you too.

Serving the GTA

Free Waterproofing & Foundation Repair Guides.

Waterproofing Since 1989.

Fully insured & certified.

Free, no obligation estimates.

On time, and on budget every time.

Guarantee on all work performed in writing.

Toronto Basement Waterproofing Guaranteed to stand the Tests of Time

After 30 years of restoring and waterproofing foundations in Southern Ontario, we can offer 25 year to lifetime warranties. As professional basement waterproofing contractors, our goal is to find the right solution that will stand the test of time for each property we work on.

Stay Dry covers all the aspects of waterproofing services including proper drainage, and foundation repair.

We understand that every home is unique, in terms of its foundation wall type, surrounding soil, and the specific drainage needs for seasonal rain and melting snow. This means basement waterproofing repairs will differ from one property to the next depending on a many factors, with the major ones listed below.

Surrounding Landscape: Drainage around the foundation and its effect on hydrostatic pressure.

Foundation Wall Type:Concrete, Concrete Block, Brick, or Stone.

Weeping Tile System:Carries water away from the foundation, which becomes a major issue if plugged up.

Basement Waterproofing Services in Toronto

Always look to ensure that the grade, or slope, of your exterior landscaping, drains water away from the foundation. Drainage pipes and downspouts with extenders where needed should be attached on all sides of the house. Ensure these are attached properly and not blocked with leaves or debris.

If water issues continue contact us to solve your water leak issues with our basement waterproofing and foundation repair services.

Exterior basement waterproofing is the only method that will stop further foundation wall structural breakdown.

Exterior Waterproofing Toronto

Water leakage is serious and keeping water away from your exterior walls ensures it will not accumulate around your foundation. After excavation (the foundation wall is exposed) our Toronto basement waterproofing experts clean and inspect for any cracks and deterioration, which are then sealed and covered with a waterproofing membrane, either Aqua Block or Blue Skin. A new drainage system is added (weeping tiles and dimple board) then tested for proper drainage. While this method will disturb the area around the exterior of your home during repair, it is the best solution for identifying cracks, deterioration on the foundation, basement leak and any other source of exterior water penetration.

 

Interior systems can be part of the leaky basement waterproofing solution if the home or building is prone to water seepage problems or you do not have easy access to the exterior foundation wall.

Working in tandem with exterior waterproofing systems, interior drainage systems keep water levels from rising above the basement floor. Sump wells are used to collect water that is pumped out and away from the home, keeping your basement dry. These interior basement waterproofing systems can be installed along the perimeter of the interior walls of your home’s foundation. Interior drainage systems are perfect for homes that are surrounded by high water tables or have frequent wet basement issues.

With the installation of materials such as drip moldings, wall vapor barriers, and retarders, the unwanted water is collected and then drained to a sump pump, which pumps the water out of the basement. A battery backup system is installed to provide coverage during any power outage situations.

Weeping Tiles, or footing drains, are an efficient solution to collect water.

Weeping Tile Installation Toronto

These systems are installed on the exterior of your foundation, and sometimes along the interior of your basement walls. Both systems collect water and move it away from your home. Installing exterior weeping tile systems requires excavation around your home’s foundation. Interior weeping tile systems require cutting into your basement floor in order to drain excess water from your basement, usually to a sump pump pit.

Window wells are vulnerable entry points for water into your basement because they are below ground level.

Installing a window well drain is essential to keeping basements dry and properly protected. Without drains, your window wells can overflow with only one place for the water to go: into your basement. Proper window well maintenance is essential to avoid flooding in your basement. Make sure your window wells are free from sticks, debris, leaves and mud buildup in order to prevent water overflow issues.

 

We offer Emergency Waterproofing Services 24/7

Emergency Waterproofing Toronto

Water damage is usually unexpected and can come quickly. It is impossible to predict where or when a pipe will burst or flood damage will occur. Precautions can be taken, but major water damage can still happen, and if it does, immediate assistance will be necessary.

We know about the dark reality of a damp basement that’s flooded from the outside, a broken pipe, or water seeping in. We offer quality emergency basement waterproofing services aimed at getting the basement dry and keeping it dry. We can deliver custom repair, mold removal, and drainage service to achieve a result that’s truly arid.

 

Stay Dry Foundation Repair Services can restore your foundation floors & walls back to a sturdy, structural sound state, that is free from defects or cracks that would otherwise pose a problem for leaks, as well as your home’s stability.

We are a team of general contractors that specialize in geotechnical issues relating to retaining walls, foundation construction, slops, along with other structural elements. Our highly trained and skilled professionals know how to solve foundation issues of any magnitude.

We tackle everything from crack repair to the installation of large soil nail walls. If you hire us for your foundation repairs, you can be confident that you are partnering with a licensed, professional contractor.

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We offer full basement lowering services aimed at giving you the opportunity to create additional living or working space out of your crawl space or basement.

Basement lowering is designed to give the space extra height, which allows it to be inhabited comfortably. We use underpinning to maintain the square footage of your basement. Our basement lowering projects typically include humidity ventilation products as well as water damage prevention. This ensures that the new space is not only spacious but offers maximum livability for many years to come.

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We conduct all types of drain services for your drainage system:  sewer camera inspection, drain snaking, drain cleaning, sewer cleaning, root intrusion removal, hydro jetting, drain repair & replacement, trenchless drain repair, plus backwater value and sump pump installations.

Drain problems can be the result of tree root intrusion, aging lines, blockages from foreign objects, among others. If the drains in your residential or commercial property are not functioning as they should, you should get in touch with our trusted, licensed, and insured professionals. 

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Stay Dry can solve your Water Penetration problems

Wet basements are usually caused by excess water, often from heavy rain, flooding or melted snow that gets through foundation cracks or openings. If left untreated, water leaking into your basement can lead to structural damage of your foundation and basement walls. Regardless of how you use your basement space, wet basements need to be addressed as soon as possible or a variety of problems can cause structural deterioration and possibly mold growth, which will reduce the overall real estate value.

Stay Dry can solve your Water Penetration problems

Wet basements are usually caused by excess water, often from heavy rain, flooding or melted snow that gets through your home’s foundation cracks or openings. If left untreated, water leaking into your basement can lead to structural damage of your foundation and basement walls.

Regardless of how you use your basement space, wet basements need to be addressed as soon as possible or a variety of problems can cause structural deterioration & possibly mold growth that reduces the overall value of your home.

  • 1: Over Top of Foundation Wall
  • 2: Form Ties
  • 3: Window Well
  • 4: Hydrostatic Pressure
  • 5: Vertical/Horizontal Wall Cracks
  • 6: Step Crack
  • 7: Efflorescence
  • 8: Floor Wall Joint
  • 9: Sump Pump
  • 10: Floor Crack
  • 11: Blocked Drainage
  • 12: Clogged/Broken Weeping Tile

We Repair All Foundation Wall Types

Which of these do you have in your basement? 

Why Work with Stay Dry Waterproofing?

Guaranteed Result

Quality Products professionally applied to maximize the strength of a waterproofing solution.

40 Years+

Experienced Professionals working on creating a strong, long-term waterproofing solution.

Right Solution

Every property requires a unique solution for long-term basement waterproof protection.

Warranty

25 years+ depending on any long-term requirements for the waterproofing solution.

Our Customers Love Us

Carlo ColacciCarlo Colacci
14:52 05 Oct 21
Domenic came over for an inspection of my foundation in my home in Bolton. He was very honest and polite. I thought that my foundation was worse that in actually was. He provided me an alternative to fix the issue that I was able to do on my own which saved me thousands of dollars. I would highly recommend this company. Very honest and they won't over prescribe work that you don't need done.
Glen KGlen K
16:00 01 Sep 21
Stay Dry was a good company to work with. They called me to reschedule the appointment due to the unexpected delay of another project. Domenic provided a very comprehensive assessment of my house and explained clearly and answered all my questions ior concerns. Eventually, he confirmed no leaking issue to be concerned. I can simply resolve this issue by myself and save the money. Dominic is honest and he provides fair and objective assessment. Strongly recommend this company.
KCKMK PKCKMK P
15:57 01 Sep 21
Stay Dry was a good company to work with. They called me to reschedule the appointment due to the unexpected delay of another project. Domenic provided a very comprehensive assessment of my house and explained clearly and answered all my questions ior concerns. Eventually, he confirmed no leaking issue to be concerned. I can simply resolve this issue by myself and save the money. Dominic is honest and he provides fair and objective assessment. Strongly recommend this company.
xun sunxun sun
19:34 30 Aug 21
Domenic with his team is professional & responsible. Water leak in basement, called for repair. Domenic explain clearly how to fix it and they came right away. Workers are very hardworking in the hot weather. Satisfied with their works!
Ravi ChandRavi Chand
18:47 17 Jul 21
Company was professional at their job. Workers were great. Work was completed in a timely manner. We will recommend this company to my peers for wet basement solutions. Thanks for all your great work
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Basement Waterproofing Benefits

Enhance Structural Integrity

The foundation of the home is the overall structural integrity of what the entire home is situated over. When the foundation of a home is compromised, so to will the house. Basement waterproofing has the ability to increase the lifespan of the foundation as well as the entire building, as it has the ability to shield the housing materials from the possibility of water seepage.

Ability To Save Money

Basement waterproofing is one of the best ways to save money as it is a long term investment in your home. As a homeowner you will be able to rest knowing that your home is protected from the possibility of flooding and any other form of water damage due to the fact that you have been proactive in waterproofing your basement.

Prevents Flooding

When you waterproof your basement, you are going to protect your home from water damage. Effective drainage and waterproofing help to prevent hydrostatic pressure from building up and potentially harming the foundation of your home. When a breach occurs in the foundation, it can be quite easy for water to make its way in. By simply waterproofing the foundation, you are taking the necessary steps to protect yourself from flooding.

Health Protection

When there is water in a home, mold is going to be close by. basement waterproofing helps to prevent any water from entering into your home, which is also going to prevent the growth of mildew and mold. Additionally, fungi has the ability to cause great harm to both humans and animals. You are investing in the protection of your family when you waterproof your basement.

Helps To Improve Energy Efficiency

Waterproofing will help to retain heat at the lower levels of the home, which in turn prevent the disruption of heat transfer and lowers the level of humidity in the home. Therefore, you will have to spend less money on cooling and heating the home and will have a generally more comfortable living condition.

Increases Home Value

Finally, a waterproof basement is going to increase the value of your home. Let’s be honest, few people really want to spend time in a dark and wet basement. Waterproofing is going to allow much more usage in the basement and offer it up as a more comfortable environment.

Toronto Basement Waterproofing and Repair FAQs

How can I find out whether I have a leaky basement?

Examine the walls and the floor of your basement. If the floor is wet or you see moist spots on the walls, you’ll know you have a leaky basement problem. Even if you don’t see moisture or water, but you feel a musty smell, or you notice cracks and peeling paint, you may suspect a waterproofing issue. Your next step would be to get a wet & leaky basement inspection done in order to pin point the exact issue.

How does the water pass through the joints between the walls and the floor or through the floor?

The footings of a building are surrounded by a drain tiles system which prevents water from getting in touch with the foundation wall. This drain tiles system helps to waterproof the house. If your home doesn’t have a drain tile system (or it has a faulty one), hydrostatic pressure will push the water against the floor, enabling it to pass through. The latest building codes don’t allow the draining of water from such systems into the public sewers.

One of the most commonly used methods for wet basement waterproofing in Toronto is to use sump pumps to remove water and to direct it to a place away from the walls of the building. Provided that there’s nothing wrong with the sump pump, chances are that a faulty drain tile system is the culprit for leaks.

Are there things that may worsen an already existing leaky basement situation?

It is natural for buildings to shift and settle as they get older. When these movements occur on a leaky basement problem background, they can worsen the situation. If your home is built on a lower level than its immediate surroundings, water will naturally flow towards it and saturate the soil around the foundation. If your drainage system is faulty, the water will soften the soil around your house, making it weaker. Also, if someone installs a swimming pool nearby your house, this may affect your basement system.

What could be the source of leaks from over the top of a wall?

The two main below-grade sources of such leaks are either the improper preformation of the soil grade or the building of the dirt level higher than the concrete wall. In such situations, there’s seepage through the siding or the below-grade brick.

The wrong caulking or tuckpointing of the siding is another cause of above-grade water leaks. Just imagine water leaking along a shower curtain hanging out on the outer side of the ledge. Similarly, moisture that works its way through the veneer of the foundation penetrate and runs along the backside of finishing materials, wreaking havoc on the sill-place joint. Also, improperly directed downspouts that direct the water too close to the foundation may result in leaks, as a consequence of the soil becoming too saturated with water.

The best way to identify whether you’re dealing with an above-grade or below-grade foundation problem is to saturate the soil at the foundation. If you find water in your basement, you can rest assured you’re dealing with a below-grade problem. You’ll need to correct the grading to get rid of this water problem. If there’s no water in the basement, you’re facing an above-grade problem, and you’ll have to sort it out by repairing the waterproofing of your foundation.

Remember that stone, block or tile foundations need specific waterproofing systems. To do things the right way, you’d better reach out to a professional foundation waterproofing consultant to seek advice. Also, if you have this problem with a poured concrete foundation, you’d need to ask an expert for advice. Most companies that sell waterproofing systems have trained and experienced staff, and they can help you address these issues.

Are there things I can do to fix the problem by myself?

Fixing a leaky basement isn’t a DIY job, so we’d strongly recommend that you hire professional foundation leak waterproofers to do it. We have a team of skilled and experienced technicians who have knowledge, experience, tools and the means to analyze the problem and to apply the best basement water seepage solution.

How much should I expect to pay for waterproofing my basement?

The cost of fixing a leaky basement depends on a series of factors such as the basement leak repair method, the size of the basement, and the severity of the problem. Call us now to schedule a site inspection get a no obligation quote.

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