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WaterGuard Interior System
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TrenchDrain Drain Grate
IceGuard Discharge Line
FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
WellDuct Window Drainage
BrightWall Waterproof Panels
ThermalDry Wall Barrier
Basement to Beautiful Pre-Finishing Wall Insulation Panels
Drain Tile Installation
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TripleSafe Pumping System
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CleanSpace Encapsulation Vapour Barriers and Liners
Turtl Access Hatch
EverLast Crawl Space Doors
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SmartDrain Water Drainage
SilverGlo Wall Insulation
TerraBlock Floor Insulation
SmartSump Sump Pump
WallCap Block Wall Sealer
SmartVent Flood Vents

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Push Pier Underpinning for Settlement, Foundation Leveling, Sinking Foundation Repair
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Geo-Lock Wall Anchors
Geo-Lock Helical Anchors
PowerBrace Bowed Wall Repair
CarbonArmor Fiber Wall Repair
SmartJack Crawl Space Support
Slab Pier Repair
PolyLevel Concrete Lifting & Leveling
ShotCrete Wall Restoration

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Water Issues in Toronto, ON

Water Issues in Toronto, ON

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Water Issues in Toronto, ON Water Issues in Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario was experiencing some water issues located in their basement. This growing family was concerned about moisture levels because they could hear water trickling into the sewage ejector during heavy rainfall. This meant that ground water had been pooling up underneath the basement floor. Claude Mathieu, System Design Specialist, visited the home and inspected the area of the basement. Behind the drywall he found a large amount of moisture and the concrete foundation was black and wet to the touch. Overtime this could have led to a vast amount of mold as well as damaging the drywall, wood framing, etc.

 Claude provided the customers with specialized systems in order to thoroughly waterproof their basement. A combination of DryTrak®, WaterGuard®, WellDuct Window Drainage, ThermalDry® Wall Membrane, and a TripleSafe® Sump Pump System would gather any moisture that was lying beneath the floor and behind the walls. A complete perimeter DryTrak® system was required because of the monolithic foundation as well as a WaterGuard® system to capture anything collecting underneath. In addition, a ThermalDry® Wall Matting and Floor Decking System were installed to draw water from underneath, into the drainage system along with keeping the heat in.

 Our customer was extremely satisfied with our team’s performance and were happy that their basement was completely waterproof and safe for their family to enjoy for many years to come.

Waterproofing a Basement to Renovate, Toronto, ON

Waterproofing a Basement to Renovate, Toronto, ON

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A home in Toronto, Ontario, had a problem in the basement. The homeowner wanted to finish the basement but the walls and floor were always damp. The customer also wanted to install a heated floor and wanted to gain headroom. The homeowner didn't think they would be able to refinish the basement because it was always damp, and they wanted to be sure that their investment was going to be protected. 

The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and Ron Monk explained the solution we had come up with for the home. Don Clarke and the team came in and installed Waterguard sub-floor perimeter drainage system, Waterguard port, Thermaldry wall system, SuperSump and UltraSump sump system and Iceguard discharge. 

The Waterguard captures water at the footing wall joint and drains the water to the SuperSump/UltraSump sump system. The Thermaldry wall membrane helps reduce relative humidity and ensure wall leaks and any moisture are drained into the Waterguard installed in the floor.  The SuperSump and UltraSump is a 2 pump sump system. It protects against pump failure and power loss to the home. It is installed with the Iceguard that protects the system in cold weather. 

The customer was happy because they were able to refinish the basement knowing the whole basement was going to stay dry. The homeowner was also very confident with Basement Systems 25 year dry basement warranty against groundwater seepage and was satisfied that it is nationally backed through the Basement Systems dealer network, transferable if the home is ever sold.

Branksome Hall School Walkway Leveling, Toronto, ON

Branksome Hall School Walkway Leveling, Toronto, ON

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A school in Toronto, Ontario had uneven pavement in multiple spots on the walkway of the school. There were some slabs that were trip hazards and there were some slabs slanted towards a hill.  There were students slipping during the winter months off the path and down the hill. This was becoming a serious hazard. The owner of the school needed Canadian Concrete Leveling to come fix these hazards before the school year started up again. 

Our team came in and drilled dime sized holes in the affected areas. They then pumped PolyLevel injection foam into the holes to fill the void under the concrete to even out the slabs and stabilize them. To be able to lean the slab away from the hill they used a jack to hold it up on one side and then continued to use the PolyLevel Foam. The Canadian Concrete Leveling team did this job before school started so that the owner did not have to worry about trip hazards and unsafe walkways for the students. 

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Experienced Basement Waterproofing Contractor Serving Toronto

Basement flooding is a major problem in Toronto, ON. Since the city’s sewer system isn’t designed to handle heavy rainfall over a short amount of time, surface flooding and basement flooding are all too common. In preparation for the area’s frequently severe weather, it’s important that Toronto homeowners take action to reduce the risk of basement flooding in their homes. If you have cracks in your foundation or basement walls, a faulty drainage system, or leaky basement windows, it’s likely that your basement will suffer from water damage.

That’s where we come in! Clarke Basement Systems is a locally owned and operated basement waterproofing company that has been serving the Toronto, ON area for over a decade with high-quality products and trusted service. We specialize in waterproofing basements and crawl spaces, repairing foundations, and lifting sinking concrete in Toronto, ON. Our warrantied solutions are proven to last for the long-term, and we have access to the best basement waterproofing and foundation repair products in the industry.

If you need basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, foundation repair, or concrete leveling, contact us today to let our experts evaluate your home and provide a free estimate for the work you need! We proudly serve Toronto, ON, and areas nearby.

Why is Your Basement Wet?

If you have water in your basement, you're probably wondering how it got there and what you can do to prevent future leaks before they happen. Basement flooding occurs most frequently when there is heavy rainfall or melting snow, but there are also many everyday reasons why your basement might flood. Some common causes of basement flooding include:

  • Crack or leak in your home's foundation or basement walls
  • Basement floor crack
  • Leaky basement windows or doors
  • Poor lot grading and/or drainage
  • Failure of foundation drains
  • Sump pump failure
  • Clogged eaves troughs or downspouts
  • Sewer backup

Whether your basement floods every time it rains or you have a small basement leak, a wet basement can mean expensive damage and mould problems. If you have a basement water problem, no matter how big or small, Clarke Basement Systems can prevent flooding and leaks with our proven basement waterproofing system. From our patented WaterGuard drainage system and powerful sump pumps to our energy-efficient dehumidifiers, we offer the high-quality products and professional installation you need to keep your basement dry all the time!

Crawl space encapsulation job in Toronto

A crawl space in Toronto sealed with our CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system.

Dedicated Crawl Space Encapsulation & Repair Contractor

We are also experienced in dealing with water damage and mould problems in crawl spaces. Our CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system seals your crawl space to keep out moisture and pests and prevent mould and rotting, making your entire home healthier and more comfortable while reducing energy costs. We also offer sump pumps and dehumidifiers specifically designed for crawl spaces that will keep the area moisture-controlled and watertight.

If you already have a mould problem in your crawl space, it’s important to act fast to keep the mould spores from spreading throughout your entire home. Mould can be a persistent problem that’s difficult to permanently remove, and can cause health issues such as increased allergy and asthma symptoms. Clarke Basement Systems provides wood damage repair, dry rot damage repair, mould prevention, and more to keep you and your family safe and comfortable with better indoor air quality.

Expert Foundation Repair Services

Foundation problems are common in Toronto because of the frequent occurrence of basement flooding, which can cause foundations to crack. Even if you’ve never had water in your basement, you can still have foundation issues due to poor compaction, plumbing leaks, or expansive soils which tend to shift when there are changes in soil moisture. When the soil beneath your foundation expands or contracts, foundation settlement and sinking can occur as the soil layers become less stable.

Bowed wall in Toronto basement

Bowing, cracked basement walls are a common sign of a foundation problem.

Your foundation plays an invaluable role in holding up and supporting the rest of your home, so it’s essential to call in a professional foundation repair contractor as soon as you notice any signs of damage to ensure that the structural integrity of your home remains intact. Some common signs of foundation damage to look out for include:

  • Floor and wall cracks
  • Bowing basement walls
  • Windows and doors that stick
  • Cracks over doorways or around windows in the upper levels of the home

If you think you might have a foundation problem, we have the solutions and experience to effectively repair and stabilize your home. Our patented foundation pier systems can solve many foundation problems such as bowing walls, sagging crawl space, and foundation heave. We value the safety and satisfaction of our customers above all else, and our qualified foundation contractors will design a custom solution to solve your home’s specific needs!

Cost-Effective Concrete Lifting & Leveling Services

If you have a cracked or sinking concrete driveway, sidewalk, or patio, uneven concrete steps, or an interior concrete slab that’s sinking, PolyLevel concrete lifting from Clarke Basement Systems might be the right solution for your home. This state-of-the-art process uses an expanding foam which is injected under the damaged concrete to lift and stabilize the slab. PolyLevel is a faster, stronger, more affordable, and less invasive alternative to traditional mud jacking and concrete replacement.

Cracked, sinking sidewalk in Toronto

Do you have a walkway outside your home that looks like this? We can raise it with PolyLevel!

PolyLevel can restore your damaged and sunken concrete with permanent stability. We provide concrete leveling for pool decks, sidewalks, patios, driveways, concrete stairs, concrete slab floors, and more. With flat, level concrete surfaces, you can enjoy your home without concern about the safety liability of tripping on your property. Concrete leveling can also do wonders for restoring your home’s curb appeal and value, especially if you are preparing your home for sale. Why put up with the eyesore of cracked, damaged concrete when you can have a beautiful, even surface?

If you need basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, foundation repair, or concrete leveling services for your Toronto home, call the local experts at Clarke Basement Systems today. We offer free, no-obligation consultations and cost estimates in Toronto, ON, and throughout surrounding areas!

Case Studies From Toronto
Waterproofing
A home in Toronto, Ontario, was under construction and the builder wanted to ensure that the basement was going to stay dry. After the foundation was...
Waterproofing
A home in Toronto, Ontario, had a problem in located in the basement. The homeowner wanted to finish the unfinished basement, however, the basement...
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New homes in Toronto are having the weeping tile system connected to sump pumps rather than the city storm sewers. The builder of the home wanted to...
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At this year's Team Basement Systems Convention, Clarke Basement Systems earned four awards for their waterproofing and foundation repair work throughout Toronto, Ontario.... [Read more]
Toronto, ON - Clarke Basement Systems has earned the “Best of 2012 in Toronto” award in the waterproofing category given by HomeStars. Home Stars offers a free service for homeowners to inquire about reputable companies and to write their own reviews about their experiences.... [Read more]
Job Stories From Toronto, ON
Wet Basement in Toronto, ON

A resident of Toronto, Ontario had a concern located in the basement of their home. The customer stated they could hear water dripping into the sewage ejector during light/heavy rain storms. This was a concern because it meant that water from the ground was continuously gathering under the concrete foundation. When our team inspected the area, they found more problems. After pulling back some drywall, they found that the foundation blocks were damp and dark from where moisture was building up and could have caused further damage to the home due to mold in the drywall, wood framing, etc.

 Claude Mathieu, System Design Specialist, and Luke Haverkort, Ben Thompson, Kenny Selby, Josh Francey and Matt Bianco all worked together to complete this project. Claude advised the customer of all the issues in the home and set up a system that would permanently fix their water issues. A DryTrak®, WaterGuard®, WellDuct Window Drain, ThermalDry® Wall Membrane, and a TripleSafe® Sump System were installed to waterproof the customer’s basement. These systems all work together to capture the moisture underneath the floor as well as through the walls and window wells. To eliminate water levels and keep the heat in, a ThermalDry® Floor Matting System and a ThermalDry® Floor Decking System were also installed.

 The customers were very pleased with the solution to their problems and the way the team executed these procedures. They are now able to use their basement space with their entire family.

Unusable Lawn in Toronto, ON

A homeowner in Toronto, ON had too much water flooding their lawn and walkway from the sump pump discharge and downspouts. This area was so saturated, the homeowner and his family could not use this part of the yard. It was a frustrating situation. The family loved to spend time in this area in the summer.

 

Claude Mathieu, Senior System Design Specialist, visited the homeowner and discussed ways to solve this problem. To get the water under control, Don Clarke, Project Foreman, and production crew installed a TripleSafe® Sump System, buried discharge line, Heat Line and Drywell. The system works together to send water below grade to the Drywell. It helps eliminate surface flooding. The TripleSafe sump system maintains pumping capacity when needed.

 

Now on clear, sunny days, there’s nothing better for the family than enjoying their well-drained yard in the summertime or any time during the year.

Damaged Basement in Toronto, ON

A homeowner in Toronto, ON had a room in the basement that had groundwater seepage through the walls and up from the floor. The floor was a mix of broken concrete and brick with a wood sub-floor covering it. The water was causing mold to grow on the drywall and the sub-floor was rotting making the basement smell musty to the point where they couldn’t use the basement. The homeowner was afraid the groundwater would find its way into the rest of the finished basement and cause even more damage.

 Once the customer booked an appointment, Ron Monk did an inspection of the basement to see exactly what was happening. After discussing options with the homeowner, Ron designed a solution that would work well in this situation. Lucio Flores, Installation Foreman, put the plan in motion.

 The wood sub-floor and concrete floor was removed. The ThermalDry Wall® System was installed on the basement walls with mechanical fasteners so it will never come off. ThermalDry protects the finished walls installed in front of it and acts as a radiant barrier preventing heat loss into the cold mass of the concrete walls.

 WaterGuard® was carefully set in place around the full perimeter of the room and a drainage bed was created with clear stone. WaterGuard is designed to capture water at the footing wall joint and drain the water to the sump system.

 The basement floor was then restored over the drainage bed. SuperSump® and UltraSump® systems were installed and connected to the WaterGuard® to pump water outside through the IceGuard® discharge line. The 2-pump combination of a SuperSump and UltraSump protects against primary pump failure and power loss to the house.

 The homeowner was very pleased with the project. They were able to refinish the room with the confidence that it was going to stay dry and stay dry all the time without fear of mold growing and affecting their family’s health. They were happy that we were able to gain extra headroom. The homeowner was also very confident with Clarke Basement Systems’ warranty against groundwater seepage and that it is nationally backed through the Basement Systems dealer network, transferrable if the home is ever sold.

Wet Basement Ruining Finished Basement, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, ON, had a problem with its finished basement. Water was seeping into the finished basement and was ruining everything! The finished walls and floors were getting destroyed by the ground water seepage. As the water levels grew higher, more and more of the customer’s belongings were getting ruined. The basement, over time, had become an unhealthy and unusable space.

The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and arranged to have a waterproofing specialist examine their home. Shortly after, Claude Mathieu came to their home and assessed the situation. Claude found the parts of the basement that were leaking water and put a plan together to stop the ground water seepage. Our foreman, Dave Jackson, and his crew installed ThermalDry Wall to collect all the water seepage and any water that was evaporating through the foundation walls. He then installed WaterGuard® so that all the trapped water would funnel into it and be drained towards our SmartSump™ system. TrenchDrain was used to capture any surface water that may leak through the walkout door too!

Our customer was ecstatic! They now had their basement back and knew that it would never flood again. 

Entire Basement Waterproofed in Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario, had water seeping into the basement over a long period of time. It was casing damage to the floors, walls and any personal item the homeowner had. The homeowner wanted a solution so they could be able to use the space not have to worry about smell.

The customer called Clarke Basement systems and Claude Mathieus explained the solution to the problem. Lucio and the team came in and installed  ThermalDry Wall to capture any moisture or water that may seep through and direct it into the installed WaterGuard. It is then pushed into the installed SuperSump to avoid flooding and push out and away from the home. This waterproofing system was used around the entire basement perimeter to ensure there is no more water leakage. 

The customer is very satisfied with the work done to the home because they can now refinish basement and use the space with no concerns of ground water leaking in.

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Larger Windows and a Leak Free Basement, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario was experiencing basement flooding. One window that was located close to a down spout was not draining away the water fast enough.  Every time it rained, they had to spend time mopping up the water to prevent the flooding from ruining more of the basement carpet and baseboard.  There had been over 1 foot of water in the window well.  

The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and spoke to Claude, who explained the solution to their problem. Don Clarke and the team came in and were able to excavate in order to create new positive drainage.  As well, the view from the room will be much more inviting now as with the new Sun House Window Well enclosure allows much more sunlight in, and none of the leaves and debris that partially caused the drainage to fail would cause the basement to flood again.  

The homeowner was extremely happy knowing they wouldn't have to waste any more time cleaning up water leakage every time it rained. 

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Car Repair Shop Avoids Pooling Water, Toronto, ON

A car repair shop in Toronto, Ontario, has many cars coming in and out. In the winter, the cars come in to be worked on and the snow and slush melts of onto the garage floor causing a lot of ground water that had to be squeegeed to one small drain. The business owner realized this was taking time, when they could be working on paying customer's cars.

The owner called Clarke Basement Systems and spoke to Claude Mathieu, who explained the benefits and process to our solution. Don Clarke and the team came in and installed Interior TrenchDrain, Exterior steel TrenchDrain and a SuperSump sump pump system. The TrenchDrain captures the melting snow and slush and drains it to the SuperSump. The Tenchdrain was installed in the floor, in areas that the snow and slush would melt off the cars allowing the water to drain and direct to the Sump Pump instead of pool on the surface. The owner and employees no longer waste valuable time dealing with the problem.

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Basement Waterproofed for Renovations, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario, had a problem in the basement. The homeowner wanted to remodel the basement but had groundwater seepage. They couldn’t refinish the basement unless the groundwater was controlled otherwise it would damage the new building materials they had planned to install such as drywall and flooring.

The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and spoke to Ron Monk, who explained the process of the solution. Jose Martinez and the team installed Waterguard sub-floor around the perimeter of the basement with Waterguard ports. They also installed Thermaldry wall system, Triplesafe sump system, Iceguard discharge and a Lawnscape Outlet. Waterguard is designed to capture water at the footing wall joint and drain the water to the Triplesafe sump system and keep the basement dry all the time. The Thermaldry walls helps to reduce relative humidity and ensure wall leaks are drained to the Waterguard installed in the floor. ThermalDry also protects the finished walls installed in front of it and acts as a radiant barrier preventing heat loss into the cold mass of the concrete walls. The Triplesafe sump system is a 3 pump system with redundancy built in to protect against primary pump failure, large volumes of water and power loss to the home. It will ensure the basement stays dry all the time. It is installed with the Iceguard fitting that protects the system if the discharge line becomes blocked or frozen. The Lawnscape outlet is used at the end of the buried discharge where water discharge onto the surface of the ground away from the home.

The customer was satisfied because they were able to refinish the basement with the confidence that the whole basement was going to stay dry all the time without the fear of mold growing and affecting the family’s health. The homeowner was thrilled with Basement Systems 25 year dry basement warranty against groundwater seepage and was satisfied that it is nationally backed through the Basement Systems dealer network, transferable if the home is ever sold.

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Sinking Floor Causing Hazard and Separating Bricks, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario, had a problem with the basement floor. The Back half of floor had sunk down 2 inches. There was a large gap between floor and baseboards. The Stone wall next to fireplace was separating in the middle of the wall as well. The biggest concern was that the elderly woman living in the home might trip when going out of the back door. Another concern, was that the stone facing would separate and fall off.

The customer called Canadian Concrete Leveling and spoke to Paul Mendell who explained the process of our solution. Bill McKeown  and Kyle McKeown came in and used our PolyLevel foam system.  The PolyLevel was injected under the floor, to lift it back to it’s original height and permanently stabilize it. Dime sized holes were drilled in specific areas and the high-density polymer was injected under the floor slab.The customer now has a peace of mind that the home is safe, without trip hazards and the stone wall facing was safely stabilized. 

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Saving the Future of a Foundation with PolyLevel, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario had a problem located at the side of the home along the concrete walkway. The concrete walkway was sinking in various places along the home with the vast majority of the slabs sinking towards the foundation. The soils around foundations are usually very loose, as they are not properly compacted after the home is built. The weight of concrete tends to further compress these soils, leading to sinking and cracked walkways. The sinking concrete was causing trip hazards along the walkway and water was also pooling around the foundation. If water continued to flow towards the foundation, it could lead to future basement and foundation problems. The trip hazards also posed a serious safety risk.

The customer called Canadian Concrete Leveleing and John DiNicolantonio explained everything that would be done to help fix the problem. Kyle McKeown and the team came in and used the PolyLevel Foam System and NexusPro Joint Sealant. Our PolyLevel Foam System is injected beneath the concrete to lift and level the slabs. Our expanding foam is compress the substrate and lift the concrete to ensure the area is protected from further settlement. The NexusPro Joint Sealant is then used to seal the gaps between the slabs and the foundation to prevent water from damaging the foundation. We drilled small dime sized holes through the concrete and injected our PolyLevel Foam underneath the slabs. The foam followed the path of least resistance underneath the concrete to fill all of the voids and then expanded. We were able to use the expansion of the foam to lift the walkway to protect from further settlement. The customer was always wary of a basement leak because of the water pooling along the house and was extremely happy that we were able to achieve a positive slope away from the home and remove the trip hazards in the walkway. 

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Large Step Caused Trip Hazard, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario, had a concrete slab in the front of the house that had sunken. This was causing a trip hazard to the homeowner because the last step was too high and they had mobility issues. There was a fear from the family that someone would tripp and fall. 

The customer called Clarke Basement System and Ron Monk explained what would be done. Bill Mckeown and the Canadian Concrete Leveling  Team came in and injected PolyLevel foam beneath the concrete slab to lift and stabilize it. The walkway is now lifted to the original pour line allowing for the step to be smaller. The customer was satisfied because it made the walkway safer and eliminated trip hazards.

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Custom Window Well and a Fire Escape, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario had an issue with the basement window.  The homeowner requested an egress window to be installed in the basement because the basement didn’t have a second exit in the event of and emergency. Without a second exit people may be trapped in the basement in the event of a fire.

The customer called Clarke Basement System and spoke to Ron Monk, who explained everything that would be done. Don Clarke and the team came in and installed a Custom Window Well. The galvanized well was replaced with a custom built window well, using treated lumber with a steel grate as a cover. The original window was replaced with a larger window to meet egress code requirements. The customer was satisfied because it made the basement safer as it allowed for a second exit from the home in the event the primary exit was blocked for any reason. As a bonus, it also created more light into the basement. 

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Failure of Proper External Waterproofing Fixed Internally, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario had a basement that was very damp and leaked in several locations when it rained. The basement was approximately 700 sq. feet and they would see water coming up through the ceramic tile joints.  The issue was hydrostatic water pressure from below the house, as well as moisture penetration through the foundation walls, due to failure of proper external waterproofing system when the home was built. The basement was a finished and they wanted to have a finished basement space with no water leaking in causing mold and damage.

After having their personal items and the finished walls and flooring damaged they decided to call Clarke Basement Systems. Jose Martinez and the team installed a WaterGuard internal sub floor system was to capture ground water.  A ThermalDry Wall membrane was used to direct moisture from foundation walls to the WaterGuard.  A SuperSump sump pump with UltraSump Battery Back-up in case of power failure was installed to collect water and discharge it outside through our IceGuard. This system ensures that any ground water penetrating basement is captured and pumped away from foundation. These products were used around the full perimeter of basement to ensure no more leaks. Now the home owners can finish and use the basement.

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Foundation Settling Causing Damage to Whole Home, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario had a settling problem located in the basement along the back wall and corner of the home. If the foundation continued to settle it would cause damage to the upper floors of the home and could become structurally unstable.The homeowner noticed a step cracking in the block foundation wall which was the result of the foundation settling. The foundation could become unstable which would damage the upper floor finishing and also could adversely affect the value of the home should they decided to sell.

The customer needed Foundation Supportworks to come in and fix the problem. Shane O’Rourke and his team came in and used Push Pier Vertical Assembly. The push piers are used to stabilize the foundation. The Foundation SupportWorks push pier assembly is installed with a heavy bracket connected at the bottom of the foundation. The pier is pushed into the ground until the equipment measure that it has hit solid bedrock. At that time the homes weight is transferred to the pier and off the failing soils. The customer was satisfied because the home was stabilized and further damage to the home was prevented.

 

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Full Waterproofing System for a Home in Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario, had groundwater seepage located in the lower portion of a side split basement. The water was coming through cracks in the foundation wall. The basement was finished and there was damage to the walls and flooring. The concern was also there may be mold. It was affecting the homeowner because they lost living space and with a small child they were concerned about the health effects.

The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and spoke to Ron Monk who explained exactly what would need to be done to waterproof the home. Jose Martinez and the team came in and installed a Waterguard, Waterguard port, Wellduct, Buried Discharge, Iceguard, Triplesafe with an Ultrasump and ThermalDry Wall Membrane. The Waterguard was installed around the full perimeter of the exterior walls to capture water and ensure the whole basement stays dry. Water is directed to the Triplesafe Sump System to ensure it is ejected from the home and the basement stays dry all the time. Waterguard ports allow for inspection and service of the system if necessary. The Thermaldry Walls create a vapor barrier to protect the finished walls installed in front of it and help to reduce relative humidity, The Iceguard fittings are installed to ensure that the basement doesn’t flood if the discharge line becomes blocked or frozen. This waterproofing system provides the customer with a dry basement allowing for the refinishing of the basement. They are able to reclaim the living space and have a healthy dry basement for their child. A dry healthy basement translates into a healthy home.

 

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Branksome Hall School Walkway Leveling, Toronto, ON

Branksome Hall, a school in Toronto, Ontario had uneven pavement on the walkway of the school. There were some slabs that were uneven and not leveled with each other. There were also some slabs slanted towards a hill and that was causing students to slip off the pathway and down the hill during the winter. This was becoming a serious safety issue. The owner of the school called Canadian Concrete Leveling to come fix these hazards before the school year started up again. 

Our Canadian Concrete Leveling team came in and drilled dime sized holes in the affected areas. They then pumped PolyLevel injection foam into the holes to fill the space under the concrete to lift and stabilize the slabs. They then needed to make sure the slab was slanted away from the hill, they used a jack to hold up the slab on one side so they could continue to use the PolyLevel Foam to fill the void. The Canadian Concrete Leveling team completed the job before school started so that the owner did not have to worry about trip hazards and unsafe walkways for the students. 

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Cracked Concrete Created a Trip Hazard, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario had a sinking slab on the front walkway. The walkway had cracked across the middle and one half of the slab was sinking towards the crack creating a trip hazard and causing water to pool on the walkway after heavy rain. During the winter the pooling water in this area would freeze and cause a slip hazard as well. The customer wanted this to be fixed so that there would be no more safety hazard. 

The customer called Canadian Concrete Leveling to fix the problem. John DiNicolantonio explained to the customer that it would be a quick fix and comes with complete warranty. Billy McKeown and the team used PolyLevel Foam System to level the walkway, eliminating the trip hazard. The foam travels through the voids underneath the concrete and expands, allowing for us to lift the slab and stabilize the substrate to prevent further settlement. They covered the crack with NexusPro Joint Sealant to prevent water from making its way between the slabs again. The customer is left with a safe and usable walkway. They were very pleased that they could have the walkway fixed at a fraction of the cost of concrete replacement.

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Waterproofing a Future Business Space, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario had water problems in the entire basement of the house. The home was a 100 year old home with a stone foundation. They had groundwater seepage along the walls and hydrostatic pressure forcing water through areas of the thin and unlevelled, broken floor. The homeowner had to have mold remediation. Future plans were to finish the basement so they wanted it waterproofed to ensure that it stayed dry and mold didn’t reoccur. The customers home office was in that room. He relied heavily on that room for his business, but due to the water he couldn’t have his equipment in there.

They called Clarke Basement Systems to fix they water problems so they could get their business work space up and running. Our sales rep; Ron Monk explained to the customer that they would need floor removal and replacement, Waterguard, Triplesafe, Cleanspace walls, Iceguard. Dave Jackson, Jose Martinez and the team were prepared to take on this messy job and turn it into a clean, dry work space. The floor replaced provided a sub-floor drainage bed and an adequate 3 inch level floor slab. Waterguard was installed around the full perimeter of the foundation to collect water and take it to a sump pump ensuring the whole basement stays dry. Cleanspace was put on the walls to reduce relative humidity, ensure wall leaks are drained to the Waterguard and protects the finished walls installed on top of it. The Triplesafe sump system ensures the basement stays dry all the time with the Iceguard protecting the home in the event of frozen or blocked discharge lines.

The client was satisfied because the basement is now dry and ready for finishing. They can now renovate that space and use it for their business without worrying about leakage or flooding!

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Wet Toronto, ON Basement Fixed With WaterGuard and TripleSafe

The City of Toronto, ON was having issues with one of their water waste plants, which was suffering from water intrusion into the basement after heavy rainfall. The building was 50 years old and was in need of repair, so they reached out to Clarke Basement Systems to remediate their problem.

 

Claude Mathieu went to the water waste plant to assess the situation, and found that they were in need of effective drainage. He suggested the DryTrak interior waterproofing system, combined with the Flangeless WaterGuard perimeter drainage system. He also advocated the use of the TripleSafe Sump Pump for added protection against future flooding. Primary Foreman Rob Trevisan brought a team of specialists to perform installation, and they have saved the water waste plant from future water issues.

CleanSpace and SaniDry Repairs Toronto, ON Crawl SpaceWhen Tony L. discovered his Toronto, ON crawl space was in disrepair, he knew ignoring the problem would only make it worse. Tony contacted Clarke Basement Systems, and their representative Claude Math

When Tony L. discovered his Toronto, ON crawl space was in disrepair, he knew ignoring the problem would only make it worse. Tony contacted Clarke Basement Systems, and their representative Claude Mathieu went out to diagnose the situation.

 

After examining the property, Claude was able to recommend several crawl space repair products, including the CleanSpace liner and a SaniDry high efficiency dehumidifier. Primary Foreman Jose Martinez and his team arrived on the scene to perform the installation and completed the project quickly and efficiently. Tony was grateful to Clarke Basement Systems for their hard work and courteous service, and he was very pleased with the outcome.

Work Requests From Toronto, ON
Eglinton Ave East in Toronto
Commercial Building at 252 Eglinton Ave East and Mt Pleasant. . Basement Walls need to be waterproofed. Wall cracks, and floor drains in several locations. Out door basement cement steps in rear are crumbling and need replacement. Sinking concrete. Would like to meet onsite for assessment and quote. Thank you
Bathurst Street in Toronto
Uneven settlement of home
Fairview Ave in Toronto
Please contact asap for basement quote
Elm Grove Avenue in Toronto
Hi there. We just purchased at home at 29 oakfield drive in etobicoke and were aware pre-purchase about some minor moisture issues in the basement on occasion. We have a thorough home inspection document outlining a variety of potential solutions and would very much like someone to come out for a site visit and do a walkaround inside and out, to make a plan, and help determine next steps. Thanks in advance!
Oakwood in Toronto
This winter we had moisture concerns in the basement (semi-finished) on the side on of the house with the shared asphalt driveway. There are also a space forming between the house and asphalt. I improved the downspout but think there is more work to be done. We would like to finish the basement but thought this needs to be addressed first. The front porch brick pillar is also cracked and starting to lean to one side.
Brentcliffe Road in Toronto
I have typical sump pump in ~15 year old house (owned). Works fine. Would be interested in a quote on a battery powered back up sump pump installation.
Hazelton Ave in Toronto
We have water coming through the seam between the slab and external walls.
Woodbine Avenue in Toronto
Looking to replace my sump pump.
Lewis Street in Toronto
There is a very large crack in the foundation of a property my employer is listing. We would like to know what it would cost to repair and what caused the issue. There is no leaking, it is not wet at all but it is very large. please email me back at [email protected] at your earliest convenience with an available time and date you would be able to come to the property
Russett Ave in Toronto
Hi good morning, I'm contacting you to find out what can be done in the case of a leak and water damage in a rental home. Two weeks ago my bedroom in our house basement was flooded. My landlord fixed cracks outside of the house but nothing in my room and I'm concerned about possible mould or leaks in the future. His solution to the problem of water pooling on the linoleum under the carpet. He cut through the linoleum all along the wall exposing the gravel so water would filter through and not stay on the floor. Then he replaced the carpet on top.... Could you please help?
Carins Ave in Toronto
I live in an older semi-detached home with a brick foundation. Water occasionally comes into the basement along the wall shared with my neighbour. I had the outside water-proofed a few years ago. Would like to get some advice and an estimate on how to address this.
Stevenharris Dr. in Toronto
Leak in finished basement. Seems to be coming from crack in block foundation that was patched by previous owner. Interested in quote for fixing crack and for waterproofing to prevent problems in future.
Cadorna Ave in Toronto
We have an exterior crack that is causing a leak in to our basement floor. We also have a stack in the laundry room that is leaking and requires replacing so we are hoping to arrange an appt to get a quote. Thanks so much!
Douglas Ave. in Toronto
Water leakage in one corner of the basement
Champagne Drive in Toronto
A big section of concrete floor has cracked and sunk in our office.
Hillsdale Ave East in Toronto
I have a basement wall that has cracks in it. I would like to have someone come out Saturday Feb 10th if available Thanks Marisa
Brock Ave in Toronto
When we bought this house about 3 years ago, there was a "Basement Systems" sump pump already installed. It's been working fine, however in the past month, sometimes when it runs it's loader than at other times. Looking for price to have an annual maintenance and inspection of the sump pump.
St. Germain Ave. in Toronto
We would like to have a quote on installing sum pump, batteries, back up sum pump.
Gilroy Dr in Toronto
Basement had water in one corner yesterday.
McGee St. in Toronto
Hi - semi in downtown Toronto - gut Reno + addition in 2011. Block foundation basement - have a few issues that need coordinated attention: 1) dampness 2) block on at least one wall is wet behind vapour barrier - could be issue with weepers and/or outside waterproofing issue (no internal waterproofing on new section) 3) sewage ejection pit needs to be replaced as it wasn't installed correctly and water from under slab leaks into it. 4) possible damp spots in old section of house, may be an issue with weepers? 5) occasional sewage smell in basement but may be just when drains need to be primed, not totally sure though. I'm looking for 1 company to fix all deficiencies in my basement. Thank you.
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