Waterproofing Toronto

Basement Waterproofing
Toronto & Crack Repair

Basement waterproofing is a crucial aspect of maintaining a dry and functional basement. Whether you live in Toronto or any other city, having a waterproof basement is essential for preventing water damage and maintaining the structural integrity of your home’s foundation. In this article, we will explore the importance of basement waterproofing in Toronto and the various options available for homeowners.

Why is Basement
Waterproofing Important?

A basement is susceptible to water damage due to its location below ground level. When it rains or when the snow melts, the water can seep into the basement through cracks in the foundation walls or faulty drainage systems. This can lead to a variety of issues, including mold growth, structural damage, and a damp, musty smell.

By waterproofing your basement, you can prevent these problems from occurring. Waterproofing involves sealing the basement walls and installing a reliable drainage system to redirect water away from the foundation. This can help keep your basement dry and protect the overall integrity of your home.

The Different Types of Basement Waterproofing Services

There are several methods available for basement waterproofing in Toronto. The best approach for your basement will depend on various factors, including the source of the water infiltration, the severity of the issue, and your budget. Here are some common basement waterproofing services:

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior waterproofing is the process of waterproofing the basement walls from the outside. This method involves excavating the soil around the foundation, repairing any cracks or damage in the foundation wall, and applying a waterproofing membrane or coating. Exterior waterproofing is highly effective in preventing water intrusion and is often recommended for severe water issues.

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing, as the name suggests, involves waterproofing the basement from the inside. This method is typically used for less severe water issues or when exterior waterproofing is not feasible. Interior waterproofing entails installing a drainage system, such as a sump pump or French drain, to collect and redirect water away from the foundation.

Crack Repairs

Cracks in the basement walls or floor can be a common entry point for water. Cracks may be caused by foundation settlement, hydrostatic pressure, or thawing and freezing cycles. Repairing these cracks is essential for preventing water infiltration. There are various methods available for crack repair, including epoxy injections, polyurethane injections, and hydraulic cement.

Choosing the Right Basement
Waterproofing Contractor

1. Experience and Expertise

Look for a company with years of experience in the industry. An experienced company will have handled various types of basement waterproofing projects and will know the best techniques to address your specific needs.

2. Reputation and Reviews

Research the company’s reputation and read customer reviews. A reputable company will have positive feedback from satisfied customers and will be transparent about their pricing and services.

3. Licensing and Insurance

Ensure that the company is licensed and insured. This will protect you from any liability in case of accidents or damages during the waterproofing process.

4. Warranty

Inquire about the warranty provided by the company. A reliable waterproofing company will offer a warranty on their services, giving you peace of mind knowing that they stand behind their work.

 

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Cost of Basement Waterproofing in Toronto

The cost of basement waterproofing in Toronto can vary depending on several factors, including the size of the basement, the severity of the water issues, and the chosen waterproofing method. It is recommended to get multiple quotes from different waterproofing contractors to compare prices and services.

Keep in mind that while the cost of waterproofing your basement may seem like a significant investment, it is a crucial one for the long-term protection and value of your home.

Investing in basement waterproofing can save you money in the long run by preventing costly water damage repairs.

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Basement waterproofing is an essential aspect of maintaining a dry and functional basement. Whether you live in Toronto or any other city, it is important to address any water issues in your basement promptly.

By investing in professional basement waterproofing services, you can protect your home from water damage, mold growth, and foundation issues.

Take the time to research and select a reputable basement waterproofing company in Toronto to ensure a reliable and long-lasting waterproofing solution

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What our
clients say...

Below are some of our waterproofing reviews.

10/10
Chimney Repair And Waterproofing

We needed to fix our chimney based on the advice of a contractor for some previous work and we had noticed some water stains developing in our basement. We called A&A Masonry as they appeared to be able to help with both of these issues.

Right from our first contact with the company to the final work being completed, we were incredibly pleased. The masonry crew of Ronaldo and Augusto were extremely professional, explained what they were doing to our very curious 3-year old son (which he loved!) and did excellent work. Our waterproofing was done by Alex and his crew in a very tight area of the house but they managed to complete the work with minimal disturbances to the surrounding area and took the time to explain what they were doing to me (and again, to our very curious 3-year old son).

Thank you A&A Masonry for your hard work and great service!

Company Response
Thanks Mike! –Andy

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10/10
Exterior Foundation Repair And Basement Waterproofing

We are very happy with another fine job from A&A Masonry. Several years ago A&A did a superb job of interior waterproofing in our basement. This time we needed repairs to the exterior where water was coming in through a breach at the point where our old foundation meets a newer extension – which had never been waterproofed by the builder. Alex and his crew dug down to the footings (by hand!) and worked their magic in a very cramped spot between ours and our neighbour’s house, repairing some ‘impressive’ cracks and adding new state-of-the art waterproofing membranes and drainage tiles. Thanks again to all the team at A&A.

Company Response
Thanks Lorraine. Alex said equally nice things about you as a customer! It makes a big difference to our crews when they are well treated and appreciated. –Andy

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10/10
Kind, Professional And A Very Thorough Job!

During the recent snow thaw followed by a couple days of rain I experienced a low-level flood in my basement originated from a corner area of my house.

I looked up Homestars.com for well-reviewed waterproofers in the Toronto area. As a result, I contacted A and A Masonry and another company. David from A and A Masonry arrived in short order to provide an estimate. He also brought along the waterproofing crew in the event I had any specific questions for them. I found David to be kind, informative and professional. As I had done a lot of research into waterproofing materials and techniques, I did have some questions that the waterproofers in attendance answered to my satisfaction. After receiving estimates from the two companies, I called my father in-law who had his whole exterior foundation waterproofed and insulated about 6 years earlier. It was then I realized he had used A and A Masonry as recommended by Homestars reviewers. He advised me they were very hard working, kind and did a thorough and clean job. Now my father in-law is a retired tradesman and is a perfectionist like me so I know he kept an eye on the work and his opinion to me would have more merit.

Now A and A Masonry estimate was higher than the other well-reviewed company but now with the extremely high endorsement from my father in-law, I chose A and A Masonry to do the work as I wanted to be as certain as possible of a future dry basement.

I was surprised at how soon they were able to begin work given the news advising of several homes in the Toronto area with water damage due to the melting snow with rain afterwards.

The waterproofers that I was introduced to during the estimate process were a father, Vladimir with his two sons, Alex and Eugene. Just as my experience with David Vena, Vladimir, Alex and Eugene were so kind, hard working, very thorough in their work and patient with me (as I said earlier I am a perfectionist and questioned them along the way during their work and they always kept me informed and treated me with kindness, patience and professionalism). They arrived everyday including Saturday and Sunday until the work was completed and the area cleaned.

As a bonus, this company also does concrete work so after the new fill settles for several months or longer, they can be hired to repair the concrete if any needed to be broken up during the waterproofing process.

I highly recommend A and A Masonry.

Company Response
Thanks Alan!! I love this review, and will pass it on to the men. I’m proud of those guys. –Andy

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10/10
Masonry Repair And Basement Waterproofing

Alex and his crew surpassed my expectations. The work was completed quickly and professionally, and the cleanup was thorough. I have no hesitation in recommending A&A and would use them again if the need ever arose.

Company Response
Thanks CML! We love this crew. Clean, disciplined, professional, even highly literate. Not what you would expect for men with such a tough, dirty job. –Andy

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10/10
Foundation And Waterproofing

I am very pleased with the excellent work done by Eugene and Alex. The job was done quickly and professionally. Eugene and Alex were most courteous and pleasant to deal with.

Company Response
Thanks! This crew is definitely unusual in the industry. You wouldn’t expect such a refined, educated crew digging in a hole outside your house. Their professionalism is what made me bring them into our company, and they have never let me down. –Andy

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10/10
Chimney Rebuild, Waterproofing Of Basement Foundation

William assessed the problems to be fixed, suggested the best course of action and then drew up the job plan.
Ronaldo and his crew rebuilt the chimney. Vlad, Eugene & Alex did the demolition and removal of the concrete patio and walkway and then waterproofing of the foundation.

The job went according to schedule, all of the staff were very professional, polite, hard working and took the time to explain the work as it progressed.
I’m very pleased with A & A Masonry’s work and strongly recommend them.
Great job everyone!
Janet Glover in Mississauga

Company Response
Thanks Janet! –Andy

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10/10
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Dwight did a great job repairing the old mortar on our walkway and stonework! He was punctual, professional and courteous. The colour matching was done very well and everything looks brand new. I will definitely contact A&A again for my future masonry/waterproofing needs.

Company Response
Thanks! I look forward to doing business with you again. –Andy

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10/10
Exterior Waterproofing Work

Vlad, Alex and Eugene from A&A Masonry did a spectacular waterproofing job! I recently bought a house in Stoney Creek that was built in 1983. Upon moving into the house, I had noticed that the basement is damp. A&A Masonry was prompt and professional in pinpointing the problem. After removing drywall in the basement they pointed to several cracks in the foundation. Vlad, Alex and Eugene arrived a week later and began the waterproofing. They are very hardworking guys and professional in explaining all the steps of the work that they were doing. After excavating the foundation of my house, they waterproofed it by applying special treatment. They’ve done everything in a very clean and tidy manner, despite the harsh autumn rains and weather. I am now a happy owner of a dry basement!

Company Response
Thanks Alex! Great review for our waterproofers who really deserve the pat on the back. I am lucky to have a crew of their caliber! –Andy

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10/10
Basement Waterproofing

Professionals
Work done on time within the schedule
Work orders were changes accordingly to the work

Company Response
Thanks! –Andy

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10/10
Interior Waterproofing, Sump Pump, Concrete

A bit pricey but we are very satisfied with this company. We had water issues for the past twenty years and finally Colm, who did the waterproofing, did a fantastic job of fixing the problem! He was not only professional and courteous but he showed us, in detail, step by step progress of the work and answered all our questions. We are extremely satisfied with his work. If anyone needs waterproofing ask for Colm. We would use A&A Masonry again and we highly recommend this company.

Company Response
Thanks Usha! –Andy

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10/10
Waterproofing

Very satisfied with this company, Steve came out to give us an estimate for the job that needed to be done and workers were there the next week. Colm who did the waterproofing was very professional and pleasant , we were impressed with his great attention to detail he worked hard to get job done to our satisfaction and in a timely manner, he would always come and show us step by step what he was doing and explain it in detail. We are very happy with his work and would recommend A & A to anyone who wants the job done right.

Company Response
Thanks Christine! Attention to detail is especially important in waterproofing. –Andy

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10/10
Waterproofing

Dominic and his crew came and did a great job from start to finish with our waterproofing. Dominic was always available by phone for my questions and any concerns and made extra effort to make sure we were satisfied with the final product.

Company Response
THANKS! DOMINIC IS ONE OF OUR MOST TRUSTED MEN. HE ALWAYS GOES THAT EXTRA BIT TO MAKE SURE THE JOB IS DONE WELL. –ANDY

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10/10
Basement Waterproofing

Bill, Alex, and the rest of the team were fantastic. All communications were prompt, clear and warm. The initial estimate was thorough, well explained, and reasonable. The work proceeded on schedule. Alex and crew took meticulous care to proceed safely, efficiently and took on considerable extra work to do the job without disturbing nearby landscaping. I cannot recommend this group highly enough.

Company Response
Thanks Susan! –Andy

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10/10
Basement Waterproofing

I had a problem with water leaking into my basement. A&A Masonry repaired the issue. There were two workers on this project, a lead and a helper. The lead worker Colm kept me informed every step of the way, he was excellent to work with. Once the project was completed both men cleaned up and there was no mess left behind. I was very impressed with the workmanship. We had a rain storm the day after the project and the basement stayed dry.

Company Response
Thanks Ern