Entries by Nusite

Why Your Window Well Is Causing Basement Leaks

Is your window well causing your basement to leak? Window wells are a common cause of a leaking basement.  Over the years, we’ve responded to thousands of leaky basement calls in Toronto and many of them had the window well to blame.  From poor drainage, to lack of maintenance, a window well needs to to […]

How Long Does Underpinning Take?

  Underpinning, also known as basement lowering, often includes lowering the basement floor, adding floor drains, a laundry room, insulation, stud wall partitions, waterproofing, reinforcing the foundation, and sometimes a basement walkout and the cost and time it takes will depend on exactly what work is being carried out. Methods of Underpinning There are several […]

What To Do When Your Basement Floods During a Rainstorm

  One thing that every homeowner dreads is a flooded basement. During the spring in Toronto, along with rainy periods in the summer, we receive hundreds of calls a month for basement water leaks after it rains.  The homes in Toronto are old, many have aging foundations that have cracks in them along with drainage […]

Should I Worry About Cracks In My Foundation Floor?

Do you have cracks in your foundation floor? Cracks are a common feature in most homes, especially here in Toronto where you have older homes with foundations that are decades old.   There are many things that can cause cracks to appear, from poor initial workmanship, to a shifting of the foundation itself.  Cracks can be […]