EXTERIOR BASEMENT WATERPROOFING SERVICES IN TORONTO
WillFix experts can protect your basement with skilled and top-quality exterior waterproofing — bringing back comfort so you can forget about leaks and moldy smell.
External basement waterproofing is not the most complicated process, but it requires skill and certain experience with specific materials. Rest assured, WillFix basement waterproofing experts have it.
Make your basement dry and safe — with no mold or unnatural humidity
Time-tested effective solution. We guarantee 25 years of no wet basement issues.
Increase the soundness of the foundation — to increase both safety and comfort.
Let our most experienced professionals apply Aquabloc and the Delta membrane.
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. External 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:
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:
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:
A wet basement can be both a trigger for someone’s allergic reaction and the reason for allergy development.
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:
Three processes can solve the problem and ensure your basement’s dryness and safety:
Exterior basement waterproofing is a combination of the three best approaches: enforcing the walls, protecting your basement, and redirecting the water away from it.
When you hire us, you are sure to receive all services in full and of the highest quality. Exterior basement waterproofing requires time, patience and skills. We got them all. Here is how we work to provide you with the most efficient waterproofing solution:
Our team of experts will examine your house walls and will mark the work area. It’s necessary to plan all the further steps ahead so that every team member knows what exactly and where they will do to solve your problem most efficiently.
We carefully dig up a thin strip of ground along your foundation wall to reach the basement level and the weeping tiles. You can be sure that the area won't be damaged and the excavation won’t affect your driveway or backyard appearance.
We can’t waterproof walls that have soil leftovers on them. It would lead to extra mold development and would undermine the whole project. We use high-power powerwashers to make your exterior basement walls as clean as possible.
It’s also crucial to make sure that your basement walls are even, have no cracks, no gaps, and no tiny slits. To make the area perfectly ready for waterproofing (and improve your foundation soundness), we use special hydraulic cement.
We will apply multiple layers of Aqua-Bloc to your basement walls, add yellow jacket mesh, weeping tiles, Delta membrane, drainage, and take other measures. The process will prevent any leaks and channel the water away from your basement.
At this point, all we have to do is fill up the excavated area. We will cover the drainage and the most important parts of the system will with an extra gravel coating to ensure its integrity and functionality before filling up the area with soil.
Before our team will leave you with your newly waterproofed basement — we will make sure that the area looks just as good as it did before the excavation started. We treat every basement like our own, so we don’t leave a mess.
In the end, the result of our work is always the same: a perfectly waterproofed basement with no leaks, no mold, and no problems, guaranteed. And if things won’t go as planned in the first 25 years — we’ll come back and 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.
In general, you can expect anything between $5.000 and $35.000 for the whole project. The cost of this type of job will vary depending on the age and condition of your house, the foundation material, the area, and the extras you will choose (you can choose all the options, select the ones you really need, or refuse them all). The size of your basement matters as well, since the price is calculated per square foot.
Exterior basement waterproofing in Toronto usually takes from one to two weeks. It’s the final timeframe, necessary for a crew to complete interior basement waterproofing work and give you the guarantees. This includes excavation, waterproofing system installation, concrete works, drainage systems appliance, and all other steps. The final terms depend on the size of your basement and the number of extra services you will decide to include in the works.
Yes, you can do it yourself. With sufficient skill, enough research, and practice — you can do anything, including all sorts of waterproofing works. Of course, you need to get the necessary permits first, including the plumbing license and the engineering certification in case you plan to lower your basement as well.
We still highly recommend that you hire a professional for the job. Basement waterproofing is not that type of job that you can do yourself easily and save on professional help. It might work that way with building a pergola in your backyard, but not with something that includes a whole set of complex processes and might damage the whole area’s drainage system. Basement waterproofing is technically demanding and requires special skills and equipment.
No, you won’t need a permit for exterior waterproofing, because it doesn’t affect the structure of your house or the drainage. It doesn’t require a building permit as well. However, if you plan to lower your basement floor, you need one. That’s the only case when this type of waterproofing will require an engineering certification (at least that’s how it works in the Toronto area). Depending on the case, you might need a plumbing license for waterproofing works, but it’s not always necessary.
Exterior basement waterproofing should last at least 20-50 years. It’s not eternal, since all the materials used have an expiration date, but the most important factor here is skilled waterproofing system installation. Willfix guarantees that your basement won’t have any leaks or other issues in the next 25 years. We also value your resources, so the warranty includes the house — not you as a client personally. This way it’s easier for you to present high-quality basement waterproofing as an extra reason to raise the property price in case you decide to sell your house. For example, if you order an external basement waterproofing now, in 2022, sell your house in 2032, and the new owners will have a leak in 2045 — we’ll still come to fix it for free.
While it’s an effective way to prevent your basement from leaking, it’s not always the most efficient one. Depending on the case, you might need other services. Some of them may solve your problem faster and for a more fair price. Willfix is ready to help anyway — but here’s how to choose:
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.