Wet basement is a complex problem
Wet basements, foundation cracks and highly unpleasant smells often create trouble for Vaughan residents, both in old and new houses. All buildings are vulnerable:
- Groundwaters move and create pressure;
- Water from the soil enters the walls though tiny cracks;
- Heavy rainfalls and melting snow constantly add even more water.
No basement is safe, by definition, simply because a typical basement is made to last 15-20 years — and over 40% leak even more frequently.
Waterproofing is the ultimate solution
According to Vaughan city officials, minor flash floods are the most frequent hazard. They directly affect not just the stormwater management system, but basements in the residential areas as well, causing multiple trouble:
- Cracks on foundation walls that tend to leak;
- Damp spots, mold growth and possibility of insects appearing;
- Decreased property value, damaged belongings and unexpected expenses.
Willfix experts are ready to commit and help you with any wet basement issues in Vaughan, whether it’s an interior or exterior job, or just a crack repair.
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 Vaughan
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 it better to waterproof a basement from the inside or outside in Vaughan?
There is no correct answer, both interior and exterior waterproofing are effective way to protect your basement from the water.
We can waterproof a basement from the inside by adding a water-resistant material layer to the basement walls and installing a drain. The coating will stop the water from entering uncontrollably and channel it away from your basement, with no damage done.
To waterproof a basement from the outside, we excavate the exterior of your basement walls and apply multiple water-resistant layers to them. It stops the water from contacting your basement walls at all, so no liquid can pass through. Commercial-grade materials and our experienced team can guarantee that the system will work for at least 25 years — or we’ll come and fix it for free.
What is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is an automated device that uses electricity to siphon water away from your basement and push it into an exterior sump pit. Water fills the pit and if you’ve ever seen a backyard swimming pool, you know how much water that can hold. Once the water is forced into the pit, gravity pulls it through a pipe or conduit, which takes it to the sink drain.
If you’re building a new home, your local department may require that you install a sump pump. It is also possible that your current sump pump may be outdated and should be replaced, or you could be required to install a new one.
Some homeowners are choosing sump pumps over French drains because they see the latter being too labor intensive for smaller jobs or for remote locations, where digging into the soil could cause further damage to your home in an unpredictable manner. We at Willfix believe that both systems are effective and work in perfect synergy together.
What is a French drain system?
A French drain is essentially a water removal tunnel. The purpose of a French drain is to divert surface water from flowing through the soil around your foundation walls.
A French drain diverts water that has invaded the soil and successfully prevents it from making contact with your foundation walls. The drainage trench is dug at least 12″ deep, but should be as deep as the ground water table, which is usually a foot or two below the surface.
What to Expect With Willfix Basement Waterproofing in Vaughan
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.