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Basement Waterproofing & Underpinning Services in Toronto

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    What Is Basement Waterproofing?

    Basement waterproofing has become a crucial part of a modern home. This process refers to the set of measures for drying your wet basement. Waterproofing can be interior and exterior. We use various tools and technologies to perform basement waterproofing Toronto, from crack injection to complex exterior excavating projects.

    When it comes to safeguarding your home from water damage, WillFix stands out as the premier choice for basement waterproofing. Why? At WillFix, we combine cutting-edge technology with 20 years of hands-on experience, ensuring your basement remains dry and safe, regardless of the weather outside. Our friendly and skilled team is committed to delivering results that not only meet but exceed your expectations.


    Choosing WillFix as your basement waterproofing company means peace of mind, knowing that your home’s foundation is in expert hands. Protect your investment and let the WillFix difference make your basement a dry, comfortable, and worry-free space.









    Key Benefits Toronto Wet Basement Waterproofing

    When it comes to protecting your home in Toronto, wet basement waterproofing is not just a choice – it’s a necessity! Will Fix is an experienced basement waterproofing contractor. We are sure in our professionals and materials, so you will get the maximum from your basement waterproofing investment.

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    Preserve Your Home’s Value

    A dry and well-maintained basement significantly boosts the resale value of your home. Potential buyers in Toronto are often wary of water damage and related issues, so a waterproofed basement is a strong selling point.

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    Prevent Structural Damage

    Persistent moisture can weaken the foundation and structure of your home. Waterproofing safeguards against this, ensuring the longevity and safety of your property.

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    Protect Against Harsh Weather

    Toronto experiences varying weather conditions, from heavy rainfall in the spring and summer to melting snow in the winter. Waterproofing prepares and protects your basement against such unpredictable weather patterns.

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    Save Money in the Long Run

    While there’s an initial cost for basement waterproofing, it can save homeowners significant amounts in potential repair costs from water damage, mold removal, and foundation repairs.

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    Improve Indoor Air Quality

    Damp basements can lead to an increase in humidity levels inside the home. This can foster the growth of allergens like mold, mildew, and dust mites, affecting indoor air quality. Waterproofing helps maintain a healthier indoor environment.

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    Enjoy a Healthier Living Environment

    Wet basements can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause respiratory issues and allergic reactions. By hiring basement waterproofing experts, you’re ensuring a healthier living environment for your family.

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    Get Expanded Usable Space

    A dry basement can be transformed into a functional living space, whether an extra bedroom, home office, or recreational area. Waterproofing unlocks the potential of this underutilized space

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    Secure Peace of Mind

    Knowing that your basement is protected from unexpected water intrusions gives homeowners a sense of security and peace of mind.

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    Reduce Energy Costs

    Moist basements can cause HVAC systems to work harder, increasing energy consumption. By waterproofing your basement, you can improve insulation, making your home more energy-efficient and reducing heating and cooling bills.

    Why Will Fix Basement Waterproofing Experts

    In the bustling city of Toronto, where weather patterns can be unpredictable, it’s crucial to have a trusted partner to handle basement waterproofing quickly and efficiently. Will Fix basement waterproofing company in Toronto stands out as the go-to solution for numerous reasons.

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    With 20 years of dedicated service, Will Fix basement waterproofing contractor in Toronto boasts a team of skilled professionals who understand the unique challenges of local basements. Our accumulated expertise of more than 1,000 successful waterproofing projects ensures that your waterproofing solution is effective to your specific needs.

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    Before diving into the waterproofing process, Will Fix offers a detailed assessment of your basement’s current state. Our specialists notice every issue to provide a comprehensive solution that addresses every potential weak point.

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    Staying at the forefront of industry innovations, we employ the latest waterproofing technologies and methods. We ensure a thorough job that stands the test of time, rain or shine.

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    Quality service shouldn’t come at an exorbitant price. We offer competitive rates for top-tier services, ensuring that homeowners in Toronto receive unmatched value for their investment.

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    At Will Fix, we believe in a client-first philosophy. Each basement is treated with the utmost care and attention as our own. Every project is approached with individual needs and preferences in mind, resulting in a solution that resonates with homeowners and stands the test of time.

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    You wouldn’t trust your health to an unqualified doctor, so why do the same with your home? Will Fix boasts a team of certified and licensed professionals, guaranteeing that every task is executed with the highest standards of expertise and professionalism.

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    Will Fix basement waterproofing experts in Toronto are fully insured, ensuring that homeowners can relax knowing they’re protected against any unforeseen circumstances.

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    This dedication is reflected in the superior quality of our work, attention to detail, and the lasting relationships we build with our clients.

    Basement Waterproofing Cost in Toronto

    At Willfix, we understand that each project is unique, and costs vary. While we can provide an approximate estimate, it’s always beneficial to reach out to us directly for a tailored quote. 

    $120-140CAD - 5ft down

    $140-160CAD - 6ft down

    $160-180CAD - 7ft down

    $180-200CAD - 8ft down

    $200-220CAD - 9ft down

    We frequently roll out special offers and deals, ensuring you get exceptional value for your investment. For a precise and competitive price that caters to your specific needs, please contact us online or by phone. Together, we’ll work towards making your basement safe and dry without breaking the bank.

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      In the last 20 years, we have performed over a thousand projects across Toronto. Whether you’re a potential customer or a curious visitor, these testimonials offer a window into our experience. Let real voices guide your decision, and see for yourself why we’re the top-rated choice in the community. Engage with us and become a part of our growing family of satisfied clients. We’re proud of our reputation and always appreciate the kind words from satisfied clients.

      We hired Dmytro and his team to underpin our basement. They did a fantastic job . We would highly recommend them.
      David Rego
      I recently hired Willfix Inc to handle a basement lowering/underpinning project, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. From start to finish, the team, led by Nick, along with Max and Igor, demonstrated professionalism, expertise, and a commitment to excellence. Given the complexity of the project, I was initially apprehensive, but their attention to detail and clear communication quickly put my mind at ease. Not only did they complete the job flawlessly, but they also left the site spotless, which speaks volumes about their dedication to customer satisfaction. I highly recommend Willfix Inc for basement underpinning. Thank you, Nick, Max, Igor, and the entire Willfix team, for exceeding my expectations and delivering outstanding resultsread more
      Iryna Romaniuk
      Willfix did great with our outdoor waterproofing. dimitriy identified the leak issue and his crew came one week later. Job was done in 2 days and no more leaks!
      Eduard Negodenko
      WillFix Inc did the underpinning for a legal basement conversion for my Clients who purchased an investment property. From the initial consultation to completion, the entire experience was top-notch, and we are very satisfied with the results. They are a reliable, professional, and fast workers that I would highly recommend. WillFix is the only one I call for all my underpinning and waterproofing jobs!read more
      Elle Iakovenko
      We desperately needed basement waterproofing services when Will Fix stepped in to help. They were very responsive, and their team did an excellent job fixing the problem. Their pricing is very reasonable, and the job done is perfect!
      Alan Gowan
      WillFix is top-notch! They provide exceptional service, and their pricing is more than fair. Alex's team was reliable and professional, providing excellent recommendations for keeping my basement dry. Thank you for a job well done!
      Randolph Fisher
      Sump pump and waterproofing done pleasant owner easy to deal with.
      Joan Peters
      Dmytro and his team are fast, professional and hard working. Injustbone day they where able to dig out 6 feet of soil across our back wall, back fill, put up a membrane and clean up. Great work.
      Initially, I hesitated to hire Will Fix for concrete works, but I'm so glad I did! It has exceeded my expectations in terms of efficiency and quality. The customer service was also exceptional - they helped me with any questions and ensured I was delighted. I give them a big thumbs-up!👍read more
      Kay Greene
      Got exaclty what I needed, a concrete pad for a good price in a timely manner... Very professional and great value.
      Dan St-Fernando
      I needed concrete work done in my home, so I stumbled upon Will Fix when searching the web. They are indeed one of the best concrete contractors in Toronto because they provide top-notch services. They were very professional and knowledgeable, and their work was of the highest quality. Thank you for the excellent service!read more
      Robert Mccoy
      The leaky basement was driving me crazy. I tried to fix it myself, but water came back every time a new crack appeared! I started to think that I was cursed or something. I gave up and contacted Will Fix. Why the hell didn't I do this before?? They found an underground source of water that messed up my basement and built a unique structure to redirect it. They also performed basement waterproofing. The whole process took less than one month when I tried to fix it for several years... thank you!!read more
      Sophia Edwards
      My basement was flooded, and I was desperate for help. Will Fix came to my rescue and fixed the problem quickly and efficiently. Their team did an excellent job, and I now have a dry and comfortable basement. Thank you so much!
      Douglas Anders
      I needed a reliable basement waterproofing contractor to fix the water seeping into my basement. WillFix not only did an excellent job at fixing the leak, but they also provided superb customer service. I highly recommend them!
      Brenda Burgess
      Great service and decent price for underpinning. Dmytro is a nice person and knowledgeable in his job.
      I noticed mold in my basement and understood that it is due high humidity. I called WillFix and they sent a specialist to check where is the problem for free! He found a leakage and later they repaired it. Goodbye, wet basement!
      Ruth Powell
      I fastly got an estimate and when I saw it I was amazed at how the price can be so low. I was suspicious but decided to try because I had no extra money and the issue with the leaky basement needed to be resolved asap. What can I say, I'm happy that I trusted them! Will Fix is a truly professional contractor. All preparatory work was made for FREE (from the first call and estimate to the first visit). They did an excellent job and cleaned up after themselves. Highly recommended!read more
      Candace Graves
      I have only good words to say about Will Fix. We asked them to repair the leaky basement at my mom's house. It was hard for me to drive from me to mom and back, I'm glad that they did it all themselves and kept me posted on any updates. Amazing professionals!read more
      Kerry Robertson
      Will Fix team completed basement waterproofing at my place last summer. They did a great job fixing a huge crack, but unfortunately, no one could tell why it appeared in the first place. Probably there was a mistake when the foundation was built. Glad that now my basement is bone dry and successfully lasted through winter and will last for years to come.read more
      Emily Moody
      I started to see a lot of insects in my house despite it wasn't the season. After my 3rd call to extermination company I understood that something was wrong. I read a lot about high humidity in the house and decided to waterproof my basement. WillFix did that for me, the quality and materials are on top. Thanks! Finally no insects!!!read more
      Lisa Obrien
      I didn't know what basement waterproofing I need, exterior, interior, I'm not an expert. Guys from Will Fix came to my house, carefully examined my place and advised how best to make the basement always dry. It's already the second year, everything is great!read more
      David Payne
      I recently found out that there is a crack in the foundation of my house. I was stressed and scared. Luckily enough I quickly found Will Fix and called them. The workers who came to help me were incredibly efficient and knowledgeable in resolving my problem in a timely matter. Recommending this company to everyone in need.read more
      Willie Kirksey
      Will Fix are the best contactors I worked with. They did such a great and hard work for a very reasonable price. After exterior waterproofing they did I'm sure that my basement will be dry for years to come!
      Everett Staley
      Great service. I applied for a quote and got a phone call extremely fast. The price Will Fix offer for foundation crack repair is more than affordable.
      Sandra Cruz Ojeda
      My wife and I can't thank WillFix enough. We store a lot of stuff in the basement and it suddenly got almost completely flooded dur to some kind of technical fault in pipes nearby. Workers came really fast and dealt with a leakage like pros! Bravo!!
      Julian Keller
      Floods are normal in the GTA and unfortunately cracks started to appear in my family's nest basement. WillFix fully justified its name. Workers came in time, explained what they were doing and why. Now I'm sure that my basement will stand through toughest winters.Thank you!!read more
      Jason Merritt
      We recently bought a house and we were really disappointed to see a wet basement after several days of heavy rain. Our friend recommended to call Will Fix so we did. The crew came fast to examine surroundings and chose the best option of basement waterproofing that will suit our needs and budget. The project we picked was ambitious but guys completed it in 2 weeks! Huge thanks!!read more
      Paul Simmons
      I have used their services thrice and at three different locations I work on. My clients are appreciating me for quality work. I really recommend their waterproofing solutions.
      Jaime Green
      When I bought a house I was told that the area is really floody, that's why the price was so nice. After the first winter I decided to waterproof my basement since it was too wet in there. Guys from WillFix were amazing. They did their job fast and professionally.read more
      Amelie French
      Great result! Reasonable prices! Called for a quote, received it over the phone and got everything done within 2 weeks! Highly recommend if your basement leaks.
      Tony Ty
      Got my basement waterproofed with Dmytro and his crew. They gave me the best quote and finished everything on time. Highly recommend!
      Ktrn Klmv
      Dealt with my basement leakage like it was nothing. These guys are amazing. Highly recommend!
      Michael Carey
      Even 5 starts aren't enough to describe how I'm pleased with their service! Everyone from a girl on the phone to the guys who came to repair basement leakage are real pros. Thank you!
      Jacob Figueroa
      My health was almost on edge because of the enourmously high humidity in my house. I started to lose hope but found WillFix. They detected the problem, waterproofed the basement and did their job perfectly. Finally dry and warm home, thanks guys!!!
      John Terrell
      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
      Hired WillFix to fix my basement leakage and they did that so quickly! The team was very professional and friendly! Highly recommend!
      Angela Beaty
      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
      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
      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
      Thank you to Dymtro and his team for a job well done! Goodbye wet basement FOREVER.
      Edward Duncan
      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
      Very knowledgeable and professional service. Highly recommend for any waterproofing or foundation needs.
      Wilma Vanwyk
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      Work site was tidied every evening and final job site looked like it had never been disturbed. Would hire again!
      Amy Anderson
      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
      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
      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
      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
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      Key Signs You Need Basement Waterproofing in Toronto

      Toronto’s unique climate can take a toll on our basements, making it essential to recognize early warning signals. Here are some critical indicators that your basement might need basement waterproofing services:

      Damp or Musty Odor

      A persistent musty smell often signals lingering moisture.

      Visible Mold Growth

      Even a small patch can indicate a larger underlying moisture issue.


      White, powdery deposits on walls hint at water seepage.

      Wet Spots or Stains

      Any discoloration, especially if recurrent, points to water infiltration.

      Peeling Paint

      Water damage can cause paint to bubble or peel off.

      Pooling Water

      Even occasional puddles can be a red flag.

      Wall Cracks

      Even hairline fractures can become gateways for moisture.

      Unusual insects

      Millipedes or pillbugs sign that excessive moisture is already present in your basement.

      If you observe any of these signs, it’s time to give Willfix a call. Addressing such issues early can save significant time, costs, and structural challenges down the line.

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      Basement Waterproofing Process

      When it comes to such a significant investment as basement waterproofing Toronto, you don’t want to go into such a process blindly. Therefore, below we will briefly tell you about the process of protecting your basement.

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      Initially, a thorough inspection is conducted to identify the exact sources of water ingress and the severity of the situation.

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      The area around the home’s foundation may need to be excavated to expose the basement walls. All necessary precautions are taken to protect the property.

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      Cleaning & Repair

      Before waterproofing, the walls are cleaned of any debris or contaminants. Any cracks or fractures are sealed and repaired to ensure a smooth application.

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      Waterproofing Application

      Depending on the situation, methods such as liquid membranes, sheet membranes, or cementitious coatings are applied to create a water-resistant barrier.

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      Drainage System

      A new or improved drainage system, including weeping tiles and sump pumps, is often installed to redirect water away from the foundation.

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      Final Inspection

      Once all the work is done, a final review ensures everything is in place and working efficiently.

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      Backfill & Restoration

      The excavated areas are backfilled, and the landscape is restored to its original state or better.

      The entire process is carried out with precision and care, ensuring your basement remains dry, safe, and structurally sound for years to come.

      Professional Basement Waterproofing

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      Get Free Estimation

      Our expert will arrive to the site, examine your basement, and identify the core problem — not just the visible consequences.

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      Choose The Best Technology

      Exterior waterproofing, interior solution, foundation, or crack repair — we’ll help you find the most efficient option.

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      Let Our Experts Do The Job

      Each member of our team has over 10 years of experience. We work as fast as possible, with the best quality, and utmost respect for your comfort.

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      Enjoy The Guaranteed Result

      No leaks, no increased humidity, no mold, no bad smells, and no problems — or we will come back and fix it for free.

      Our Basement Waterproofing Contractor’s Research – A Damp Basement Is a Health Hazard

      Protecting your basement from moisture is crucial to avoid health issues. High humidity levels and darkness are perfect conditions for the development of many potentially dangerous organisms.


      A variety of bugs can make your damp and dark basement their home, including: Centipedes (Chilopoda);

      • Centipedes (Chilopoda);
      • Earwigs (Dermaptera);
      • Millipedes (Diplopoda);

      Some insects may spread diseases, and we doubt you’ll feel comfortable sharing a house with them.


      Mold can grow and spread rapidly, often appearing within 24-48 hours in wet basements:

      • Dark-hued brown mold (Stachybotrys);
      • Pale, dry mold (Aspergillus);
      • Black mold (Stachybotrys);

      The presence of mold in your home is concerning. It can cause health issues such as allergies and infections.


      Basement-related allergies can range from being barely noticeable to profoundly distressing:

      • Sneezing and/or coughing;
      • Constant headaches;
      • Anaphylaxis and difficulty breathing.

      A damp basement might not only initiate allergic reactions in some but could also be the root cause of developing new allergies.

      About Us

      More than 1000 successful waterproofing projects

      For two decades, Will Fix has been the cornerstone of waterproofing excellence in Toronto. Our journey spans over 1,000 successfully fortified basements, each echoing our unwavering commitment to quality and trust. With 20 years of hands-on expertise, we've refined our approach to be more than just a basement waterproofing service - it's a promise. A promise of using top-tier materials, offering transparent pricing, and delivering results that stand the test of time.

      Every basement we touch is a testament to our dedication and passion. Our seasoned team of 15 certified professionals, with its wealth of experience, takes pride in turning damp spaces into dry, safe havens. At Will Fix, it's not just about waterproofing; it's about building lasting relationships and ensuring peace of mind for every homeowner we serve.


      We Work In Your Area

      Understanding the unique challenges of the Greater Toronto Area is at the heart of Willfix expertise. We’ve faced the trials of snowy winters, consistent rainfalls, and complex groundwater scenarios across various cities, ensuring that basements and foundation walls remain sturdy and dry.



      Is basement waterproofing worth it?

      The short answer is — yes, it’s worth it. Your main motivation can be different, but we believe that NOT having leaks is the most popular one. A leak, even if it’s a minor one, can cause extreme trouble. The water can damage your belongings, and you never know, what will get damaged: something cheap or that one most expensive item that you have in your basement? Given that Murphy’s law works, we are afraid to even try to predict. Besides, basement waterproofing makes your house a horrible, uninhabitable area for mold and insects. These two hate dry areas with normal humidity, so they won’t ever appear in a properly waterproofed basement. No mold — no allergies and smell — no health issues for you and your family.

      Is basement waterproofing covered by insurance?

      Yes, if it’s done by a certified company. The typical warranty for waterproofing is about 10-15 years, but that’s something that you should ask your waterproofing contractor about. We at Willfix keep our quality high, so our warranty is extended to 25 years.

      Is basement waterproofing necessary?

      In short — yes, but not all homes require it. First of all, if you live somewhere where it never rains, waterproofing your basement is not something that you really need. In addition, basements that are sitting directly on top of the ground don’t need to be waterproofed. These are not even “basements” in the traditional sense.

      In the Toronto area, basement waterproofing IS necessary. It’s not just advice, it would be a fact from the “keeping your house safe and comfortable 101” book if it ever existed. Toronto has snowy winters, frequent rainfalls, even storms. All this water is not going anywhere from the soil around your house. It’s always there to put your basement under pressure. Even the new houses rarely last for over a decade. Proper basement waterproofing in Toronto saves you from otherwise inevitable leaks.

      Is basement waterproofing expensive?

      It can be expensive if you were doing it by yourself and using the cheapest materials from the store. You may save money now, but in the long run — you waste both time and money. The consequences may transpire in 2 or 3 years, but if you’ll see a new leak or a new major crack in your basement — you’ll know that saving on professional help might’ve been a mistake.

      If you are working with Willfix, your basement waterproofing will be done at a reasonable and fair price. We have it all figured out, and we know that using the most advanced commercial-grade materials is the only way to ensure reliability. We know that our reputation is everything to us, so we never settle for anything less than excellent — while keeping the prices fair.

      Does basement waterproofing increase home value?

      Yes, it does. While there’s no hard data to back the numbers, it may add several thousand dollars to the price of your house. It’s defined by simple calculations:

      • The next owner won’t need to do the waterproofing themselves. Otherwise — it would be necessary for them in the next 10-15 years;
      • They will save on heating. Properly waterproofed and sealed basement maintains normal humidity and does not let the temperature change because of the weather;
      • It’s an improvement of the house. A damp, leaky, wet basement would decrease the value of your home. A nice, dry basement — obviously — increases it;
      • With basement underpinning in Toronto and basement underpinning in Hamilton, you turn your basement into a fully-functional extra floor that can serve as a habitable area. It increases the living space of your house, and therefore — increases the price.

      In the majority of cases, you can expect your ROI (return on investment) to be about 30%. Especially when the warranty is tied to the property — not you as the waterproofing client, and it will transfer to the next owner. That’s exactly how it works with WillFix.

      Does basement waterproofing work?

      Yes, basement waterproofing works. It’s a simple physical process of either blocking the water or channeling it away. First waterproofing companies that started to use technologies, similar to the modern ones, began their work over a century ago. Obviously, more primitive means of protecting basements from the water’s degrading effects existed more than 10,000 years ago, but we can’t really consider them effective. In most cases, it just an extra layer of clay or concrete around the basement walls. Modern technologies and materials, such as AquaBloc, are way more effective, reliable, and last longer than the solutions of the past.

      How does basement waterproofing work?

      Basement waterproofing works by keeping the water outside. To keep it simple, we have 2 ways to achieve it:

      • Block the water out;
      • Channel the water away.

      The simplest way to waterproof your basement is by excavating the outer perimeter of your basement walls and covering them with a layer of special waterproof material. It’s called exterior waterproofing (or sometimes external) and it’s the most popular basement waterproofing service solution in Toronto. The water simply won’t be able to make it to your basement walls, and therefore — won’t leak on the inside.

      When excavation is not an option or you have other reasons to channel the water away instead of stopping it — you can order interior basement waterproofing (sometimes called internal, or “water management”). In this solution, the water that makes it to your basement is trapped right on the walls and channeled away with a weeping tile. The drain system that we install on the inner perimeter of your basement redirects the water to the sump pump and discharges it away from your house.

      Another option is not as reliable as the first two but is still popular: it’s called basement cracks repair. The name is self-explanatory. We examine your basement to locate the cracks, even the tiniest ones, and seal them with commercial-grade materials, such as hydraulic cement. It expands in the crack and restores your basement’s integrity, so water can’t get inside through the cracks. It’s more of a troubleshooting job than a real long-term solution, but sometimes — a proper crack repair is all you truly need to get rid of any wet basement issues.

      How long does basement waterproofing last?

      A good basement waterproofing job lasts for at least a couple of decades with no signs of leakage or cracks. We’re sure that our materials and experts are better than just “good”, so we give you a 25 years warranty, meaning that if our waterproofing job will — somehow — last less than that, we’ll come to fix it for free.

      There’s minimal maintenance needed for your basement after our Willfix experts do the job. That’s how strong AquaBloc and other commercial-grade products are. Once a year, we recommend you inspect the walls, the joints (where walls connect with the floor), the areas around your basement windows, and if you opted for interior waterproofing — the weep holes and sump pump discharge.

      Which basement waterproofing system is best?

      There’s no way to choose one. Both interior waterproofing and exterior waterproofing have pros and cons. In terms of cost-efficiency, both systems are equally beneficial. Both are supposed to last over 2 decades if done properly in terms of longevity. The final choice depends on multiple factors:

      • The area around your house (can we excavate the walls from the outside, or not?);
      • The basement condition (does it need repair or cracks fixing?);
      • Your home’s age (if it’s new and has an unfinished basement — the interior solution is almost always the way to go);
      • Your personal preferences (you want to have control of the system with the sump pump or do you want us to cover the walls from the outside and just forget about any wet basement issues?).

      Most of the time, it’s not a question of choosing the best waterproofing system. It’s opting for the one that can be implemented in your unique situation more effectively. And by the way, applying both interior and exterior waterproofing is not uncommon as well.

      What does waterproofing the basement mean?

      Essentially, it means waterproofing your basement. Turning it from a defenseless structure, vulnerable to the groundwater’s degrading effects, into a safe, waterproof, dry area, with zero chances of water leaking to the inside.

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