Wet basement is a complex problem
A wet basement may have adverse effects on your health, damage your property, decrease the house price and lead to irreversible construction damages that will cost enormous money to repair in the future.
According to the 2015 basement water infiltration report to the City of Mississauga, the main reasons for basement leaks in the area include
- Foundation drain collector issues;
- Groundwater and surface waters;
- Rains and city-wide storm sewer system issues.
Waterproofing is the ultimate solution
The situation improved in the last few years, but we know that basement leaks in Mississauga still happen. Most of the houses in the area were built in the late 1990s, early 2000s, and for some of the foundations — it’s just time to get proper treatment. We can help you with eliminating:
- Increased humidity;
- Cracks in the walls.
Basement waterproofing in Mississauga is the only long-term effective solution to all wet & leaky basement problems. And Willfix experts are ready to commit.
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
Certified & Licensed Professionals
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.
Fully insured and protected for projects
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.
Free, clear, and written estimates
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 raise the quality, not the price tag
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.
Get the solution that suits your unique case. From crack injections to exterior basement waterproofing — we’ll find and implement the best technology for your unique situation.
We treat every basement like our own
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.
Exterior Basement Waterproofing
Exterior basement waterproofing is the way to protect your foundation from the outside. We expose the basement walls, cover them with multiple extra waterproof material layers, and install a new drainage system.
Willfix experts use the best available materials, such as AquaBloc membrane, to protect your basement from the water’s degrading effects.
Interior Basement Waterproofing
Interior basement waterproofing does not stop water, but channels it away from your foundation walls. The drainage system and the weeping tile are installed inside your basement and sealed with high-quality concrete, so no leaks will ever occur where they shouldn’t.
Depending on your foundation structure, we might need to release the excess water from the hollow walls or install a sump pump. Our experts will offer you the best solution for your case.
Every foundation has its expiration date. Most of them tend to leak every 10-15 years because of Toronto’s climate and rainfalls. Willfix’s team of professionals can help you identify the issue and eliminate any problems with the foundation’s structure — even in the toughest cases.
Foundation repair is vital every 10-15 years. Microcracks are barely notable at first sight but may quickly lead to a dangerous increase in humidity and toxic mold growth.
Basement crack repair
Every tiny crack has big potential — and it can grow faster than you expect. In 20 years of experience, the Willfix team has seen all types of basement cracks, from the tiniest to enormous ½ inch slits. We’re ready to offer the best solution to each type of them:
It might be a temporary solution or a sufficient repair to restore your basement structure's main functions — safely supporting the house and keeping the water out.
Lowering the floor of your basement with no loss in structural soundness and no plumbing or waterproofing issues might be a challenging task, but Willfix experts are ready to commit. Our team has a certified engineer to help you with the drawings, all the tech, and necessary permits.
Basement underpinning requires more specialized tools, machinery, and skilled work than waterproofing, but the final result is probably the best that can happen to your home.
Why You Need Basement Waterproofing in Mississauga
No basement is safe from constant water exposure’s degrading and eroding effects. A wet basement is a full-scale health concern that elevates the risks for you and your family. Interior basement waterproofing is your effective line of defense against multiple enemies:
A whole spectrum of insects can inhabit your basement if it has excessive moisture and darkness:
- Earwigs (Dermaptera);
- Centipedes (Chilopoda);
- Millipedes (Diplopoda);
Some insects may spread diseases, and we doubt you’ll feel comfortable sharing a house with them.
Mold is extremely fast-spreading: it may occur in 24-48 hours in the moist area:
- Dark-looking brown mold (Stachybotrys);
- Lighter-looking dry mold (Aspergillus);
- Black mold (Stachybotrys);
There’s nothing good about having mold in your house. The spores easily spread throughout the house and can lead to health issues, like allergies or infections.
“Basement allergy” can be both barely notable and extremely uncomfortable for you:
- Running nose, sneezing, coughing;
- Centipedes (Chilopoda);
- Headache, anaphylaxis, troubled breathing;
A wet basement can be both a trigger for someone’s allergic reaction and the reason for allergy development.
We treat every basement like our own — with the utmost care and highest quality as our top priority
Basement waterproofing is an effective way to increase your comfort while making your basement uninhabitable for bugs or fungus.
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:
Is basement waterproofing in Mississauga worth it?
Answer: Yes, it is. And it’s worth it even if you have no issues at the moment. Here’s why we at Willfix believe that we’re doing a good thing:
- A wet basement is dangerous for your health. Various species of mold thrive in the increased humidity of a wet basement and can easily cause respiratory issues or allergic reactions. Unfortunately, the list of molds, common to Mississauga and the surrounding areas, includes Stachybotrys chartarum (that you may know as toxic black mold);
- Basement waterproofing either solves an existing problem or prevents it. It’s an improvement that either gets your comfort back or ensures it in the future. It’s hard to say, what feels better — being sure that your basement is leak-proof and safe, or seeing an existing leak finally being fixed;
- A dry and safe basement is safe for your belongings.
You can store anything in a properly waterproofed basement: paper won’t curl, metal won’t rust, wood won’t bend, and no materials will get damaged.
- Any basement waterproofing, internal or external, increases your property price. While there is no sufficient data to prove it, you can ask your realtor. This fact is undebated in the real estate field. Besides, basement underpinning is the easiest and safest way to increase your house’s living space;
- High-quality basement waterproofing literally has no downsides. Basement waterproofing can cause damage or new problems only if the job is performed by non-professionals. With Willfix, that’s not the case: we can guarantee that all our experts are certified, experienced, and ready for the toughest situations.
How common are wet basement issues in the Toronto area?
Answer: You won’t have to deal with a basement leak often: usually people need to face it just once to take all possible measures to prevent it in the future. However, if we speak in terms of the Toronto area or the whole of Canada — it’s an extremely common issue.
Basement leaks happen all the time — just in different locations. Newly built houses may leak in a year after the construction. Old houses can leak every 10-15 years simply because of the foundation deformation. Approximately 40% of all houses have basement waterproofing issues and need special attention.
Can Willfix repair a newly built home basement?
Answer: Definitely yes, we CAN repair or waterproof a newly built bouse. From two decades of experience, we know that basement waterproofing is often needed both in old and new houses. For old ones, the reason for issues is usually decreased foundation soundness. For newly built homes — questionable standards of some modern contractors and negligence during the construction are to blame. While the Canadian housing prices skyrocketed in the last few years, the quality of the materials did not. Willfix can help new house owners eliminate any consequences of construction workers’ negligence and carelessness, in case there are any, and make sure that your new basement is both comfortable and functional.
What to Expect With Willfix Basement Waterproofing in Mississauga
20 years of service. Over a thousand happy clients and basement waterproofing projects in Toronto. That’s over 50 projects a year. Given that an average basement waterproofing project lasts from several days to multiple weeks, you can guess that we truly love our job.
We might be not the biggest company in the field, don’t have a fleet of branded trucks and fancy uniforms. Willfix approach is different: we treat every basement like our own. All 15 professionals in our team understand the dangers and the stress of basement leaks, and we’re ready to share our expertise to solve the problem.
We know that professional waterproofing is not just a solution: it’s an investment as well. It saves your time and money in the future by preventing leaks, and at the same time — increases the property value. That’s why we don’t subcontract other companies, so you can rest assured that all the work is performed by professionals, at every stage.
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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.