Wet basement is a complex problem
Basement leaks and cracks may seem relatively common and harmless at first, but if a problem of a wet basement stays unsolved for a long time — it can cause a lot of trouble:
- Health risks, insects and toxic mold growth;
- Damage to your house, foundation cracks that reduce property value;
- Damage to your personal belongings and much more.
Waterproofing is the ultimate solution
Floods have already taken place in Newmarket. According to the local news, even this year there’s another one possible. Groundwaters are constantly moving because of the external factors:
- The city’s proximity to Lake Simcoe;
- Warmer temperatures at the end of the winter;
- Ice melting and frequent heavy rainfalls.
Basement waterproofing in Newmarket is the only long-term effective solution to all the wet & leaky basement problems. 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 Newmarket
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:
What kind of basement waterproofing can I do on my own in Newmarket?
For the DIY enthusiasts, there are a few basement waterproofing techniques that are relatively easy to install. Flex seal, a minimalistic french drain, ready-to-apply waterproofing kits from the big stores — the market is full of solutions, and there are plenty of stores where you can find them in Newmarket.
It’s important to note that none of them are capable of delivering a 100% guaranteed result.
- If you have hollow spots inside your basement walls, in concrete blocks, the water will find a way inside.
- It works the same way with foundation cracks: just sealing it won’t do the trick.
DIY basement waterproofing kits work perfectly when you’re on a tight budget and need to win some time before ordering the full-scale work from a professional waterproofing company.
Will installing an interior drain stop water entry into my basement?
An interior drain is one of the methods we can use to prevent water from entering into your home. It’s an alternative to exterior basement waterproofing. In short, it doesn’t stop water from entering the basement, but it channels the water away and doesn’t let it damage anything or cause mold.
This system is crucial to a basement because the water is being removed from the foundation and preventing any inside damage or indoor flooding. If this system breaks, then your basement will fill with water and cause major damage to your home.
Some homeowners decide to install an additional exterior drain in order to remove all the water from their property that naturally accumulates during heavy rains or snow melts.
Will adding a sump pump to my existing basement waterproofing system stop water from entering my home?
Most of the time, the sump pump and drainage system in your basement already prevents any water from entering your home. Water is naturally trying to go down through the pipes, and into the ground outside your home. If a clog or blockage occurs, then the sump pump goes into action in order to push the water out of your basement.
Some homeowners in Newmarket decide to add a second sump pump into their existing basement system in order to remove additional water from their property that naturally accumulates during heavy rains or snow melts. It’s a rational and justified backup, but it’s not always necessary. The only downside of this approach is that some plumbers may use this as a loophole in order to remove water from your basement without proper inspection.
What to Expect With Willfix Basement Waterproofing in Newmarket
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.