At DrainCom we are experts in Foundation repairs for Toronto and GTA. Our deep knowledge of Basement Waterproofing, Underpinning, Concrete floor installations, Bench footings, Drainage systems and structural repairs make us stand out among the best foundation repair companies. Repairing the foundation of your home is an important and tricky task. It requires good hands, technical expertise and ample experience. Most foundation problems are the result of soil-related problems like overloading, poor compaction, poor waterproofing, erosion, excessive organic materials and expansive soils that shrink or expand with the changing moisture content of the soil. These can result in stresses that harm the foundation as well as an overall structure of the house.
At DrainCom We have fixed or waterproofed more than 20 000 Toronto and GTA homes over the past fifteen years. More than 300 000 linear feet of foundation walls have been waterproofed, 600 000 feet of membrane and weeping tile pipe have been installed, and more than 10 000 foundation cracks have been fixed. This extensive experience and knowledge has earned DrainCom a reputation for offering the highest level of quality work available in Toronto and GTA.
Underpinning your house with good quality foundation repair materials will ensure the strength of the foundation, whether it is a slab on grade, a crawl space or a basement made of concrete pour or block. For most of us, our house is the biggest investment we make. Foundation problems can really threaten that asset by causing severe structural damage, thereby reducing the value of the house. To receive a free quote for foundation repair of your house, contact us now. We have the capability and expertise to fix your property right the first time because we only engage high quality materials and workmanship.
|Type Of Foundation||Depth Of Foundation||Accessibility Of Excavation||Number of Cracks|
|up to 4 feet||up to 6 feet||up to 8 feet||more than 8 feet||good||poor||2-4 cracks||5 and more|
|Poured Concrete||from 1800||from 2000||from 2400||from 2800||up to 20 % off||up to 30%+||up to 20% off per crack||up to 30% off per crack|
|Brick||from 1800||from 2000||from 2400||from 2800||up to 20 % off||up to 30%+||up to 20% off per crack||up to 30% off per crack|
|Concrete Block||from 2000||from 2200||from 2400||from 2800||up to 20 % off||up to 30%+||up to 20% off per crack||up to 30% off per crack|
|Stone Foundation||from 2400||from 2600||from 2800||from 3200||up to 20 % off||up to 30%+||up to 20% off per crack||up to 30% off per crack|
* This is only approximate informational chart. Basement waterproofing cost may differ and depend on: Accessibility of excavated area, Depth of excavation, Type of foundation, Complete length. (more footage more discounts may apply), Soil condition and Condition of the wall to be waterproofed.
Repairing a crack in your home’s basement is an important and tricky task. It requires good hands, technical expertise, and ample experience. There are four main types of foundation walls.
Most foundation walls on homes 60 years or older in older Toronto areas are made of brick. At DrainCom we find that that is a very good and strong foundation, it can last for a long time without any serious problems. The only major problems with them is that they normally do not have proper modern waterproofing protection and may start to leak or deteriorate. Another thing that we attribute to older brick foundation homes is that most of them do have quite shallow basements with most homeowners choosing to have the ceiling of the basement lowered to provide more headroom in their main level living space. It is very important to hire good, knowledgeable contractors.
At DrainCom inspecting basement foundation walls in older Toronto we have found many problems with improper basement underpinning jobs, which undermine the footings and may result in basement cracks and basement leaks.
Basement walls made of concrete are strong and solid, and with proper installation it is the strongest and most leak resistant. But poor, quick construction results in homes with concrete foundations to be the most vulnerable to cracks.
Homes built over the past 40 years often cut corners, like skipping the highly critical step of installing a foundation membrane, to save time and expenses. During DrainCom’s Free Basement inspections we’ve seen this practice result in 10-15 cracks that run all the way up, causing your home to be not only structura unsound, but also unpleasant to look at.
Concrete Block foundation walls are very common in houses 40-70 years old. We found that those houses are very well built, but again there is no foundation membrane protection installed. Another problem is that the concrete blocks are hollow. If cracks allow water to flow in, it fills the block and can stream to a completely different area of your basement. This makes locating the source of the problem during an inspection for basement cracks and leaks much more difficult.
Basements with foundation made of stone are mostly found in older Toronto. Centennial homes (houses one hundred years or older) very rarely have cracks in their solid foundation, but water infiltration problems are frequent. They all lack foundation wrap and weeping tile at the footing level.