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EXTERIOR BASEMENT WATERPROOFING

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.

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    Basement Waterproofing Benefits

    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.

    Forget What Mold Smells Like

    Make your basement dry and safe — with no mold or unnatural humidity

    No Basement Leaks for Decades

    Time-tested effective solution. We guarantee 25 years of no wet basement issues.

    Improve Your House’s Safety

    Increase the soundness of the foundation — to increase both safety and comfort.

    Improve Your House’s Structural

    Let our most experienced professionals apply Aquabloc and the Delta membrane.

    Protection

    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.

    Insects

    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

    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.

    Allergies

    “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.

    Why Willfix?

    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:

    Certified & Licensed Professionals

    Fully insured and protected for every project

    Free, clear, and written estimates

    We raise the quality grade, not the price tag

    Customer-oriented approach

    We treat every basement like our own

    Wet Basement?

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      Testimonials

      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:

      My wife and I have been living in our home for over 23 years and began noticing a foundation crack during a recent renovation project. A friend recommended Will Fix, and we were pleasantly surprised with the outstanding service we received from Dmytro and his team. The foundation crack repair service we got was 10/10. Thanks guys!read more
      Willie Riggs
      03:00 19 May 22
      Will Fix is the best basement waterproofing company in the GTA! Their experience, knowledge, work ethic and attention to detail cannot be beat.If you are a builder, home owner, or renovator and want a basement waterproofing service, call these guys! You will not be disappointed.read more
      Preston Holmes
      04:04 18 May 22
      Excellent communication, top quality work. Took the time to ask questions about the property, access, area around the cracks, and what would be required to expose enough of the foundation to seal it. They answered any question I had and were very responsive. Very impressed with the quality and most of all the communication. I would recommend them 100%👍read more
      Mitchell Collins
      06:25 16 May 22
      Will Fix basement waterproofing has excellent customer service. The inspector was very knowledgeable, and he listened to all my concerns. They had me schedule and my work done in a timely manner, the installation went very good and the guys who did my install was nice and did a great job. I would recommend them to anyone.read more
      Dean Mitchell
      02:00 11 May 22
      I have been recommending them to my contacts and friends ever since we used them. Dmytro stands behind his work and is a pleasure to deal with.
      Amelia Miranda
      06:04 23 Mar 22
      Work site was tidied every evening and final job site looked like it had never been disturbed. Would hire again!
      Amy Anderson
      03:24 20 Mar 22
      I've dealt with many contractors over the years and this is the best experience I've ever had! I shopped around and did my research and I found their price to be the most reasonable, not to mention, they used top quality material. The team at Will Fix is very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything. 5 stars!read more
      William Robertson
      04:04 16 Mar 22
      Will Fix takes pride in ensuring the wet basement repair is done properly and that the clean up is immaculate. THE BEST in the GTA!
      Faye Hunter
      07:41 12 Mar 22
      Not only did Will Fix restore our basement to a dry and comfortable living space, they also restored our confidence and peace of mind. Thank you Dmytro. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
      Joey Kurtz
      07:06 11 Mar 22
      I recently had a waterproofing basement completed for my new home. Best decision ever, and Dmytro made it a great experience. He is very knowledgeable, courteous and professional. Kept to the estimated price, and did the work in a very timely manner. My family and I are now enjoying a dry basement that we know will last forever.read more
      Arlene Watson
      02:51 08 Mar 22

      Wet Basement Facts:

      Your basement is NOT WATERPROOF by definition

      Concrete and stone, two of the most common materials for basement walls in the Toronto area, are not water-resistant. Water WILL damage them.

      The water is ALWAYS in the soil

      The surface may look dry, but the liquid is still there. Whether it’s been a snowy winter (as it usually is in Toronto) or just heavy rainfall, the water stays in the soil.

      Hydrostatic pressure will INEVITABLY cause leaks

      It’s a basic physics law. Liquid, forced by pressure and gravity, will move to a less pressurized area below — which is your basement. Even if it means tearing through concrete and stone.

      3-Way Solution:

      Three processes can solve the problem and ensure your basement’s dryness and safety:

      Eliminate vulnerabilities and weak spots;

      Cover the walls with truly waterproof materials;

      Channel the water away from your walls to minimize the pressure;

      Exterior basement waterproofing is a combination of the three best approaches: enforcing the walls, protecting your basement, and redirecting the water away from it.

      DO NOT WAIT & CONTACT US

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        Testimonials

        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:

        Estimation

        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.

        Excavation

        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.

        First Cleaning

        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.

        Preparation

        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.

        Waterproofing

        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.

        Backfilling

        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.

        Cleanup

        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.

        The Result

        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.

        WHY WILLFIX

        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:

        20

        YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

        1000+

        SATISFIED CLIENTS

        15

        EXPERTS IN THE TEAM

        25

        YEARS WARRANTY

        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.

        Customer-oriented approach

        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.

        FAQ

        How much does exterior basement waterproofing in Toronto cost?

        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.

        How long does exterior basement waterproofing take?

        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.

        Can you do exterior basement waterproofing yourself?

        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.

        Do I have to get an engineering certification for basement waterproofing?

        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.

        How long does exterior waterproofing last?

        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.

        Best Exterior Basement Waterproofing Alternatives?

        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:

        • Interior Basement Waterproofing
        • Foundation Crack Repair
        • Concrete Crack Repair
        • Basement Crack Repair
        • Epoxy Crack Injection
        • Basement Underpinning

        The key difference is in the name: interior (or sometimes called internal) basement waterproofing means that no works take place on the outside of your basement. Instead, the water that will leak from the walls is channeled away from the basement through a complex draining system.

        Interior basement waterproofing might be a better option if

        • You have air conditioning, a beloved flowerbed, expensive stone tiles, or other objects next to your house walls that make exterior excavation difficult and expensive;
        • You want to have better control of the system, with access to all the elements of it from the inside of your basement;
        • You want a more technological and modern system with no loss in quality of your waterproofing.

        Willfix experts are experienced in interior basement waterproofing and we’re ready to commit.

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        You can’t waterproof a foundation that has long exceeded its purpose. Increased humidity, cracks and leaks are major red flags. Even a tiny foundation crack is a threat not just to your comfort, but to your home's safety as well.

        You need foundation crack repair in case:

        • You see multiple cracks, unevenness, or slits in wall joints in your basement;
        • You know that your house didn’t get a proper renovation in the last 10-15 years;
        • You notice moldy small and increased humidity, but can’t identify the source of them.

        We have been helping Toronto residents to fix their basements for over 20 years now and have all the necessary certifications for it.

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        Concrete in your basement walls was never made to last for ages and withstand the immense water pressure from the soil. The walls bend and bow, deform and lose the structural soundness. The best way to fix the issue is to repair the damaged area.

        The Willfix team has over 20 years of experience in concrete crack repairs. We know how to do it right:

        • Only top-quality hydraulic cement will be used in the process;
        • Seal the cracks efficiently — with no chances of them appearing again;
        • Restore the original look of your walls so they don’t look repaired at all.

        A concrete crack repair is never the final solution because it doesn’t protect your walls from the groundwater’s degrading effects, but it’s enough to restore your foundation’s original structure.

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        Basement cracks are relatively harmless when small, but the frequent rainfalls, snowy winters, and sometimes — extreme temperature changes can make a small crack expand dramatically overnight.

        For every basement crack repair, whether the crack is around the window frame, on the floor, or on the wall — we have a professional solution:

        • Epoxy injections for small and hairline cracks;
        • Hydraulic cement and sealing for wider cracks;
        • Full-scale basement structure restoration for the worst cases.

        The only unchanging aspect is the result: you get your problem fixed with no chances for it to appear ever again.

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        Epoxy crack injection is the fastest and the least expensive way to fix a crack in your basement. It’s one of the most popular wet basement repair methods, but it won’t work with cracks that already leak — only with the ones that are potentially dangerous.

        Epoxy crack injection is the perfect option for basement repair when:

        • The cracks are tiny and just potentially dangerous;
        • The cracks are relatively wide (under ¼ of an inch) but there are few of them;
        • The cracks appeared because of poor construction techniques.

        Willfix professionals use only high-quality epoxy with commercial-grade ports that leave no chances to the tiniest hollow spots in your basement walls.

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        When you need to enlarge your living space or make your basement more comfortable — you need floor lowering, not waterproofing. We have a certified engineer to do the drawings and a team of professionals to help you with basement underpinning.

        Basement underpinning has multiple benefits:

        • Dramatically increase your home living space and value;
        • Easily examine and fix the communications or plumbing to avoid future problems;
        • Turn your crawl space into a fully functional extra floor in your home.

        Willfix has over two decades in lowering basement floors in Toronto. We can add extra 2 feet of height to your basement to make it a truly comfortable and functional area.

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        SERVICE AREAS

        WIllfix Basement Waterproofing Locations

        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.

        We treat every basement like our own, regardless of the location, and have a good reputation in multiple communities.
        So far we are serving these areas:

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