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IS ALL WATERPROOFING THE SAME? Here are some things you need to KNOW.

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Most homeowners know very little about basement waterproofing. This is not surprising – waterproofing generally has a very long life span and is rarely seen. Usually the first time anyone thinks about waterproofing is when their basement starts to leak. So how do you know who to hire to waterproof your basement? Most homeowners with [...]

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Do I need to waterproof before listing my house?

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Basement waterproofing can be an expensive repair that needs to be completed on a home. As a house ages, so does its waterproofing. It has a life expectancy the same way that a roof, windows or a furnace does. The difference with waterproofing is that the life expectancy is much longer than other home repairs [...]

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Pushy salesmen

Monday, April 16th, 2012

This is not really about basement waterproofing but I wanted to write about it. This year we had a booth at the Toronto Home show to promote our business. During the show many salespeople came by our booth to talk to us about their products. I always enjoy the Home Show because I like to [...]

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Why you should check references.

Friday, April 13th, 2012

I have just come from a home in Scarborough that called me about a leak in their basement. The home owner said they called us because we are a Renomark renovator. She said that her father told her to call a company that was a BILD member ( the former Toronto Home Builder Association) and [...]

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Do leaking basements fix themselves?

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

The winter is Ontario this year has been very atypical. Skiing in the north started very late and ended very early. Ice on the lakes left earlier than any other time on record. Some lakes Muskoka failed to completely freeze for the first time in living memory. Very little snow fell in Toronto and did [...]

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Do you need basement waterproofing – or do you NOT need basement waterproofing?

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

When we are called to a house to give a quote on basement waterproofing the first thing we do is determine the scope of work and whether or not basement waterproofing is needed. We use moisture meters, thermal imaging cameras and scopes to determine what may be causing the moisture problems in the basement. Giving [...]

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It is time to clean out your eves troughs

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

No one likes to clean out their eves troughs and make sure that they are in good shape. It is a dirty job that is out of sight and can easily be put off. It is the number one preventative thing you can do to keep water out of your basement. If your waterproofing is [...]

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Ask questions of your contractor

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

We have been at the Toronto Home Show for the past week and have talked to hundreds of people. I am very happy to see that people are now asking questions about the contractors they hire. Does the company have WSIB insurance? Does the company sub contract out the work or is the work completed [...]

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Spring is here

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Once again the waterproofing season is upon us. With little snow and a very dry winter home owners have not been experiencing the normal spring basement water problems. Once the spring rain start the soil that is against the foundation will have difficulty absorbing the rain. The soil is like a dry sponge right now. [...]

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Water problems in Leaside and North Toronto bungalow top ups.

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

We are see a marked increase in “new” homes in Leaside and North Toronto developing leaking basements and mold problems. People are buying “new” homes in these areas which are actually renovations to pre-war bungalows. The builder purchases a bungalow and removes all but two exterior walls and the foundation and completely rebuilds the house. [...]

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