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FOUNDATION CRACK REPAIR

The foundation is the basis of your home that ensures your safety and comfort. Willfix experts are ready to commit and seal any foundation cracks — regardless of the difficulty.

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    Why You Need Foundation Crack Repair

    Some cracks are harder to fix than others — and way more dangerous in the long run. Foundation cracks compromise your home’s safety, look, and value. Luckily, we can fix it.

    Be one step ahead of the problems

    Done on time, a foundation crack repair prevents any wet basement issues in the future

    Strong and time-tested solution

    Professional foundation crack repair stabilizes your basement and improves its structural integrity

    No extra risks for your budget

    Cost-effective way to protect your belongings and your home value in the long run, not just here and now

    How Do Foundation Cracks Occur?

    In some cases, fixing just one foundation crack might not be enough. Our experts will also help you understand why it appeared in the first place.

    Groundwater Issues

    Frequent rainfalls and snowy winters fill the soil around your basement with water. It’s never still: it expands, shrinks, and moves constantly.

    Foundation Durability Loss

    It’s an external issue out of your control and some cracks are just inevitable. All you can do is either order a full-scale foundation repair or fix the basement cracks one by one.

    Poor construction

    Not all foundation walls are made equal. The materials and the technology are not always made to last more than 10-15 years.

    Badly mixed concrete;

    Hollow areas in the foundation walls;

    Poor backfilling quality or just cheap materials.

    Badly mixed concrete will react to the weather and temperature changes, revealing all the construction team oversights.

    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

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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:

      I was looking for basement leakage repair and hired WillFix because of the quote and timing. They asnwered my call and schedule an appontment on the next day! They're true professionals! All the best to you guys! Thank you
      Justin Stewart
      09:27 14 Aug 22
      Hired WillFix to fix my basement leakage and they did that so quickly! The team was very professional and friendly! Highly recommend!
      Angela Beaty
      07:49 11 Aug 22
      Outstanding company, outstanding work. I would recommend Will Fix anytime. All the workers are professional and courteous from the office to the laborers. We were very impressed and satisfied with all the work we had done.
      Bertha Fisher
      06:01 26 Jun 22
      So glad we found affordable waterproofing! We recently purchased our home and discovered that we had water coming up through the basement floor after heavy rains. Affordable waterproofing gave us the best estimate and plan to waterproof a basement👍read more
      Martine Weber
      04:12 22 Jun 22
      Affordable waterproofing was 5 stars from star to finish! From the sales person, to scheduling, to the gentleman doing the work; everyone was friendly, professional, and on point. I was getting at least 6 inches of water or more every time it rained. Now my basement is completely dry and it feels very comfortable. Thanks a ton Will Fix!read more
      Laurel Jackson
      06:33 18 Jun 22
      These guys are life/house savers. Our rainy weather has been brutal. We tired of a daily routine of toweling-up/mopping-up basement water.The crew was outstanding, hard-working, considerate of our home, and knowledgeable. All work was done in a day.
      Mike Healey
      04:58 14 Jun 22
      Very knowledgeable and professional service. Highly recommend for any waterproofing or foundation needs.
      Wilma Vanwyk
      05:50 30 May 22
      Friendly, professional, knowledgeable and accommodating. They were able to squeeze me in last minute to look at my basement before it went on the market and took the time to walk me through the preventative measures I could take to prevent future issues. I am so grateful for their service!read more
      Peter Bingham
      05:58 24 May 22
      This AMAZING crew goes under and behind to go above and beyond. No basement job is too complicated for them. Incredibly knowledgeable and professional, kind and courteous. Fast, efficient, affordable. Thanks guys!
      Irene Valle
      05:49 23 May 22
      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

      Types of Foundation Cracks

      Repairing different kinds of foundation cracks requires different solutions, technologies, and materials. Identify what crack you have so we can find the most cost-effective way to fix it.

      Hairline foundation cracks

      The most common type. Thin, barely notable cracks (one or multiple in one place) that occur because of soil pressure. These cracks are unopened and rarely cause leaks at this stage.

      Vertical foundation cracks

      Vertical cracks occur because of soil pressure and are fairly common, but do not necessarily mean serious foundation structure issues. They still can grow and cause wet basement problems.

      Horizontal foundation cracks

      Horizontal cracks represent the biggest threat to your basement’s structural integrity, grow faster than other types, and should be fixed at early stages — as soon as possible.

      What if you do not fix a foundation crack?

      Both small and large cracks have similar adverse consequences for your health, your house, and your safety. It’s important to repair any basement crack as soon as you notice one.

      Damaged Foundation

      Your home’s foundation keeps your house fixed in place, keeps it stable and firm. A foundation crack is a threat to every aspect of it:

      • Structural integrity — lost and compromised;
      • Visual changes — the “sinking” facade;
      • Dangerous decrease in support for the house weight

      One by one, the problems will occur. From more cracks to cosmetic issues both inside and outside. It's just a question of time.

      Risk of Wet Basement

      Every crack is an invitation and an open door to your basement. Sooner or later, the water from the soil will start leaking through the walls or the floor, with all the consequences:

      • Damp basement with excess water;
      • Uncomfortably increased humidity;
      • Risk of insects and allergy development.

      There’s nothing good about having a wet basement. The more you wait — the worse it gets and the more expensive options you may need to make it dry and comfortable again.

      Health and allergy issues

      A basement crack by itself is not a health hazard, but it’s a sign of a whole spectrum of dangers on their way. If you skip on basement crack repair, it may lead to:

      • Mold growth, including the toxic species;
      • Wet basement allergy development;
      • Aspergillosis due to the mold spores.

      Some of these effects may occur, some may not. We frankly wish you never having to face them. The only way to be sure is to repair all your basement cracks — even the tiniest ones.

      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.

      Foundation Crack Repair FAQ

      What kind of foundation cracks can be considered serious?

      In short, if you see it — it IS serious. When cracks show up around your home, it could be signs of serious foundation problems and possible mold problems in your basement.

      If one or two cracks aren’t enough to cause a problem in your basement, more cracks will surely appear, sooner or later, and cause issues as more water than usual is being pulled down into your home.

      Not all cracks can cause your basement to leak, though. Cracks in concrete walls often happen from the weight of the house, but as long as there is not a major crack in your foundation walls, it may be okay.

      How do you access and repair a hidden foundation crack?

      There are many ways to repair foundation cracks that are not easy to reach. Some steps are fairly general and universal, some are more specific in terms of skills required.

      Filling and sealing cracks: There are many different types of cracks that can occur on your foundation, but all of them will need to be filled with something, rock wool, concrete patch, concrete grinders, etc.

      Crawl space access without removing the foundation wall: For very small openings, this might be your best option if you don’t want to remove the concrete foundation wall to fix a crack. There are several types of crawl spaces, but the most common one is the “closed” crawl space. This type can be found in nearly all homes built before the mid-1980s.

      Crawl space access with concrete foundation wall removal: For more serious and larger cracks in the floor of your home, it may be necessary to remove the entire foundation wall and replace it with a new concrete wall. This will remove any debris, like water, that may have gotten into cracks or crevices in the original basement wall.

      Repair cracks with a patch repair system: A concrete patch or rock wool can be used to fix small cracks in your basement flooring or walls and ceilings. It will also allow you to close off any drafts underneath your home.

      Why hairline cracks are less dangerous than horizontal or vertical foundation cracks?

      A hairline crack, in simple terms, is a crack that hasn’t opened yet. It’s there, it’s compromising your basement’s structural integrity, BUT it’s not a threat yet. On the other end of the crack, there might be water building up, but it’s not leaking into your basement. Again — just yet. Hydrostatic pressure, the expanding and shrinking soil (especially if the area where your house is located has a lot of clay in the soil), and many other factors will eventually lead to the crack expanding.

      Every hairline crack, if not sealed and repaired on time, will inevitably become a full-scale dangerous crack. It’s just a question of time.

      Why testing for asbestos in your basement is important?

      According to Health Canada, asbestos is a major health hazard. It’s known to cause cancer, asbestosis (a respiratory disease that troubles your breathing), and other issues. Asbestos negatively affects your health. When it’s sealed in your attic or in your basement — it’s not that harmful, since no asbestos particles reach your lungs or spread around your house. However, when you do literally any kind of work — including drilling, demolition, or even smoothing of the house structure’s elements — it gets dangerous.

      Unfortunately, asbestos was commonly used in building materials, including insulation, drywall, and cement. It was banned in the 1980s, but if your house is built before that — there’s a chance that you can still find this dangerous material in some of the home’s systems.

      The last thing you want to do is to disturb it. And that’s exactly what happens when a major crack opens. Maybe it’s not even in the wall itself, but the crack partly contacts the sealed communications, and the asbestos particles spread around your home interior.

      Our experts know that testing for asbestos in old homes should always be step number one, before even cleaning the area and starting any foundation crack repair.

      How often do foundation cracks occur?

      Foundation cracks are way more common than one would expect. In general, you can expect them every 10 years or so, unless your foundation gets a thorough examination and proper treatment annually.

      The problem is that hydrostatic pressure is constant — it just never stops. The pressure that your walls have to withstand may change with seasons or the weather, but it’s also always there. And while the liquid in the soil refreshes fairly often, with every snowfall or rainfall, your foundation walls stay the same. With age, they tend to lose integrity, bend, bow, and obviously — crack. It’s a common issue if you have no foundation repair done or your foundation is reinforced on time.

      Best Foundation Crack Repair Alternatives

      Foundation crack repair is effective, but it’s a troubleshooting solution — not the way to be 100% sure that your basement is safe from leaks and water’s degrading effects.

      Willfix team has over 20 years of experience in eliminating all sorts of wet basement issues and we’re ready to help anyway.

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

      Exterior (and commonly called “external”) basement waterproofing is the way to protect your basement from the outside, so the water does not make it to the inner side of your basement walls at all. It’s a time-tested and reliable solution that the majority of our clients prefer.

      Exterior basement waterproofing might be a better option when:

      • You have no structures on the outside perimeter of your basement walls and the area can get easily excavated;
      • You want to stop the water from even touching your basement walls by applying all the waterproofing materials around them, not on the inside;
      • You want to increase your home’s price significantly and rest assured that no leaks will ever occur.

      The Willfix team has over 20 years of experience in exterior basement waterproofing and we’re ready to commit.

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      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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      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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      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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