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We all know that we only have two seasons in Toronto: a short warm season and a long cold season filled with rains and snow. That is why if your own a house in Toronto it is essential to waterproof your basement. There are variety of waterproofing solutions for your basement and we are familiar with each and everyone: from properly installing weeping tiles to sump pump installation.
In order to prevent dampness and mold you should call a professional as early as possible. We will come in, test your basement, offer you a free consultation and an estimate with no hidden fees. If you like our quote we will waterproof your basement quickly and do it right the first time.
If you would like to receive a free consultation for your basement fill out the form to the right or give us a call. City of Toronto offers variety of rebates under their Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program. During our quote process we will let you know if you qualify for the rebates and and even help you to fill out the application.
Consider reading the list of common waterproofing mistakes that we compiled:
Keeping away from the Basement:
Those people, who do not go into their basements for weeks or even months, end up finding their basements filled with many mildew and other creatures. Apart from the mess, these creatures are a big problem for your home’s wood structure. So, if you don’t take care of these things, it will cost you huge expenses in repairing later. Furthermore, it can cause allergies and other health problems to you and your kids.
Not getting help from professionals:
Many homeowners consider it frustrating to install a sump pump or any other equipment in the basement because of the jack hammering on the existing floor, the muddy sump pump pit and a lot of water all over the place. This situation can be very stressful without a doubt, but if you stay out of the mess yourself and hire a professional basement water proofer, then this task can be performed properly because professionals know their work very well.
“You know what! I’m moving soon anyway…”
I have seen many people saying that they are moving soon, so why get into waterproofing hassle. You must know that if the basement of your house is damp or has water issues, then no one is going to purchase your home. Buyers know it very well that they will have to spend extra cash to handle this problem, which is surely not a good deal for them. Hence, it can negatively affect the price of your home.
Not getting it in writing, while hiring a contractor for waterproofing walls
Before hiring a contractor for waterproofing, you need to know what services that contractor is providing, the price you will pay them and when they will complete the task. Do not ever hire any service with an oral agreement, as they can always deny it later. Therefore, getting everything in writing about the price, services and the deadlines is a must.
Not comparing different services before hiring one:
One of the mistakes while hiring a waterproofing pro is that people don’t compare different services before coming to a decision. It is always wise to make out the differences of various services, as some offer lower prices. So all you need to do is to search for the best waterproofing walls service that can live up to your expectations.
Thus, if you want your waterproofing job done, whether it’s the basement water proofing or the waterproofing walls, you must avoid the above mentioned mistakes, which are so common that anyone can make them without even noticing.