Since 1797, Toronto has been a victim of devastating flooding. Established on the shore of Lake Ontario and flanked by many rivers, all it takes is one good storm for the city to begin flooding. Unfortunately, extreme weather is all too common in Toronto. Hurricanes, rainfall, and melting snow all contribute to excess water that has nowhere to go due to the city's urbanization. As roadways and parking lots expand, there is less and less soil to absorb the water. Add the fact that the city’s sewer system isn’t designed to handle heavy rainfall over a short amount of time means that basement flooding is a major problem.
In preparation for the area’s frequently severe weather, it’s important that 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, lifting sinking concrete, concrete crack repair, and concrete sealing. 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 repair, contact us today to let our experts evaluate your home and provide a free estimate for the work you need!
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:
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!
A crawl space in Toronto sealed with our CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system.
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 home. Mould can be a persistent problem that’s difficult to remove permanently 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.
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.
Bowing, and cracked basement walls are common signs 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:
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, foundation heave, and even failing garage lintels. We value the safety and satisfaction of our customers above all else, and our qualified foundation contractors will design a custom foundation repair to solve your home’s specific needs!
Do you have a walkway outside your home that looks like this? We can raise it with PolyLevel®!
If you have a cracked or sinking concrete driveway, sidewalk, patio, steps, or interior slab, our concrete leveling, concrete crack repair, and concrete sealing solutions can help.
With the state-of-the-art PolyLevel® concrete lifting system from Clarke Basement Systems, we use an expanding foam that 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.
We also use NexusPro to repair concrete cracks and joints. This long-lasting concrete crack repairing sealant can withstand UV rays, extreme weather patterns, fluctuating temperatures, and more to provide a durable solution.
Whether you've just finished your concrete repair project or you have just installed new concrete structures, our tough concrete sealant, SealantPro can extend the life of your slabs by 3 to 5 times overall. In just one application SealantPro effectively guards against oil, gasoline, liquids, and other debris!
If you need basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, foundation repair, or concrete repair 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 the surrounding areas!