Frequently Asked Questions About Waterproofing

Mar 21, 2016

Do you have a crack around the house that haunts your nightmares? We understand. Cracks around the house or a leak in the basement can be a big problem if not dealt with right away. Unlike some small problems around the house that can be handled with some elbow grease and a trip to the hardware store, foundation cracks and basement leaks need a professional inspection.

At The Crack Doctor, we provide professional advice about foundation cracks and basement waterproofing to homeowners throughout Ontario, including Brampton, Toronto, and Ottawa. We know you probably have quite a few questions, which is why we have put together this list of frequently asked questions about waterproofing:

Can my basement be repaired from the inside?

Any wet basement issues in the house can be fixed from the interior. There is a common misconception that repairs cannot be made during the winter, and this is mostly true of exterior repairs because of the frozen ground. However, interior repairs are just as effective in most cases and can be performed year-round. So no matter the season, you can have permanent basement waterproofing.

How long does waterproofing last?

If you hire a professional waterproofing company which is highly reputed, experienced, and certified, you can trust your waterproofing to last a lifetime – or we’ll fix it for free. We offer a lifetime transferable warranty on all our repairs, meaning your basement/foundation fixes are permanent.

My foundation is solid poured concrete, how long will repairing a crack take?

If the drywalls needs to removed and then repaired, then you are looking at about 2 hours’ worth of work. If the basement is unfinished, we can shave about 30 minutes off of the repair time.

I had cracks in solid concrete foundation repaired in the past but it needs to be repaired again. Is it possible to repair this?

If you previously tried to fix the problem yourself or hired the cheapest bidder who promised more than he could deliver, don’t worry. We will repair the crack, and it still carries the same lifetime transferable warranty as our other repairs.

How do I know which company to hire?

Check the credentials of the company on their website. Ask them for the services they provide- you want a company that specializes in foundation cracks and basement waterproofing, not a company that will take the job just to get work.

At the Crack Doctor, we offer free estimates for leaks and cracks. Just give us a call, we’ll come to your house at your convenience and take a look. Feel free to ask us any questions, or ask for a second opinion – we’re confident you’ll come back. We’re always happy to get you in touch with previous clients to hear it straight from the source.

The sooner you deal with a foundation crack, the better. So give The Crack Doctor a call and we’ll get it taken care of right away – the right way.

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