BASEMENT CRACK REPAIR
Any size, any location, any difficulty — our experts are ready to fix the cracks in your basement and make sure that your foundation is stable, sustained, and 100% waterproof.
Fixing a basement crack is not the most complicated process, but it requires skill and certain experience if you want to never see the crack again. Rest assured, WillFix basement waterproofing experts have everything to repair your basement professionally.
Prevent the crack from expanding to ensure the soundness of your basement
Cracks may occur for a whole spectrum of reason, but fixing them is always the first step
We use top-quality hydraulic cement and leave the cracks no chances to ever return
Both small and large cracks have similar adverse consequences for your health, your house, and your safety. It’s important to repair any basement crack as soon as you notice one.
Your home’s foundation keeps your house fixed in place, keeps it stable and firm. A foundation crack is a threat to every aspect of it:
One by one, the problems will occur. From more cracks to cosmetic issues both inside and outside. It's just a question of time.
Every crack is an invitation and an open door to your basement. Sooner or later, the water from the soil will start leaking through the walls or the floor, with all the consequences:
There’s nothing good about having a wet basement. The more you wait — the worse it gets and the more expensive options you may need to make it dry and comfortable again.
A basement crack by itself is not a health hazard, but it’s a sign of a whole spectrum of dangers on their way. If you skip on basement crack repair, it may lead to:
Some of these effects may occur, some may not. We frankly wish you never having to face them. The only way to be sure is to repair all your basement cracks — even the tiniest ones.
In the last 20 years, we performed over a thousand projects all across Toronto. We’re proud of our reputation and always appreciate the kind words from satisfied clients:
In some cases, fixing just one crack might not be enough. Our experts will also help you understand why it appeared in the first place.
Outdated technologies or something as simple as negligence can cause cracks years and years after the construction ends:
With no skills and experience, even a relatively simple basement crack repair can go wrong.
Willfix professionals know how to do it the right way — in 4 simple steps:
We identify the real reason behind the crack and try to eliminate it in an efficient and cost-effective way.
When the only real issue is the crack itself — we fill it with the most suitable material or technology.
We do everything to make sure that your basement looks as good as it used to before the crack.
The crack we repaired will not appear again or start leaking in the next 25 years — or we’ll fix it for free.
In case you’re looking for the best quality for a fair price — the Willfix team is ready to commit and help you with any wet basement issues. We understand that you wouldn’t trust a complete stranger with your basement safety, your family’s health, and your comfort. Here are a few facts about us so we don’t feel like a stranger anymore:
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
EXPERTS IN THE TEAM
Our team has all the necessary certification, including a plumbing license and a certified Structural Engineer. We’ll be happy to provide all the documents on demand.
We value safety and efficiency above all. You can rest assured that even in the worst cases you’re covered: WSIB certification for your project can always be provided upon request.
We stand for our word. Willfix experts will evaluate and estimate the project and give you a written, official registry — so that no extra expenses can ever occur.
We can drain your basement — but not your wallet. You can choose the materials, the technology, and review the whole process. Our job is to make sure you get the best quality for a fair price.
We understand the struggles a wet basement or a leak may cause. In all our projects, we aim at the same targets as you do: to solve the problem fast, keep the solution efficient, with the technology you can trust.
Sometimes you may not have time or resources to hire a professional basement crack repair team. Willfix got you covered: here’s a simple step-by-step guide on how to fix a basement crack yourself.
Cleaning & Patching Cracks in Concrete:The first thing you will need to do is clean the crack or area that has been damaged. You primarily need to clean out all the dust, dirt, and other debris from the crack. If you have a larger piece of concrete missing, you will need to fill it in before proceeding. If there is a lot of cement missing, then mix some concrete by hand, using a bit of water until it is thick enough to fill the gap but still squeezable. Then you should scoop up some of the concrete and pack it into place.
Waiting for the Patch to Cure: After you have sealed up the crack, you need to wait for it to dry before leaving the basement. Most times, you will be able to wait about an hour or so, depending on how much concrete is missing. After a few hours, if you notice any puddles or water in that area, then do not go into the area because it hasn’t been fully cured yet. Wait at least a day and let it sit overnight before moving on with any other work.
Caulking and Patching Cracks in Concrete: Once the area around your crack is clean, it is time to start capping it up. You will need to use a caulk or something similar to seal up the crack or hole. This will help to make the area watertight and seal any tiny cracks that may have been left behind. Then you will need to take a tube of caulk or sealant and squeeze it into the crack. Then, using a putty knife, run it over the top and sides of the crack where it meets the concrete.
Keep in mind that it’s an extremely simplified guide and there’s a pretty significant chance that you’ll run into some unforeseen obstacles or details. Hiring a professional or at least requesting a free estimation is always a better idea than trying to do basement crack repair yourself, especially if it’s your first try at addressing an issue like that.
Floor cracks can be unsightly and may allow water or critters into your basement. If the crack is larger than ¾ of an inch or so, you should consider hiring someone to do the work for you. Willfix team can do the job much quicker — and probably more cost-effective, unless you’re a PRO as well — than if you were to do it yourself. We know exactly what steps need to be taken to repair a basement crack. Another reason why hiring a professional is a good idea is because they will have insurance coverage for the repair process.
There are other potential hazards to consider before moving forward with your repair. If your house was built before 1986, there may be asbestos in the material. If you have floor drains or traps, you should make sure they function before repair so that there is no chance of flooding later.
It’s a serious issue even if you have a small crack. It can affect multiple areas of your life:
Of course, hiring a reputable basement repair company would be the best choice if you need a guaranteed hassle-free result. However, you can try to do it yourself as well.
You can use several different methods for horizontal cracks in your basement wall, and one of the most common ways is to use a fiberglass mat. You will need to check on any electrical or gas lines that may be in the way before making your repair.
To install a fiberglass mat, use a utility knife to cut a piece of fiberglass mat that is wide enough and long enough for your crack. Measure the depth of the crack. If the crack is deeper than 1/16 inch, cut the fiberglass mat into smaller pieces and place them vertically over the crack on both sides. Use a piece of drywall tape to secure the pieces in place. Allow the adhesive to dry before adding additional layers.
Note that it’s a temporary solution, you can’t expect it to last long. Contact our professional basement crack repair team to get it done in the most effective way possible.
A heaving crack is the result of soil moisture effects on your basement structure. Essentially, it’s a long vertical line in your concrete floor.
It may be caused by a defect in the concrete or by the expansion and contraction of your concrete slab. Heaving cracks are structural deficiencies and don’t happen for no reason. They are a sign that your concrete slab may not be strong enough to support the load of expected use.
While it’s an effective way to prevent the future problems and ensure your foundation’s safety, it’s not always the most efficient one. Depending on the case, you might need more — or less — than just a basement crack repair. Willfix team has over 20 years of experience in eliminating all sorts of wet basement issues and we’re ready to help anyway.
Willfix experts are familiar with the specifics of the Great Toronto Area and have enough experience to deal with any basement waterproofing job in any city. We know that snowy winters, frequent rainfalls, and groundwater management issues are equally damaging to basements and foundation walls of people in all communities.