Foundation Problems

A Small Foundation Problem Can Grow Quickly

At some point or another, most homes will experience foundation problems like leaking and cracking. The key is to not wait too long to get a foundation repair; otherwise, the problem can grow quickly.

Foundation Problems

At some point or another, most homes will experience foundation problems like leaking and cracking. The key is to not wait too long to get a foundation repair; otherwise, the problem can grow quickly.

Why Foundations Have Problems

Foundations are made of many different types of materials. This is why they suffer from a variety of problems. In Canada, the most common foundation types are solid poured concrete; cinder block; or stone. Less-common types are made from brick, wood and slab on grade foundations.

Why Foundation Problems Leads to Basement Leaks and Cracks

All basements can suffer from leaks and cracks, regardless of the material used to construct a property’s foundation. Issues can stem from a number of causes, including:

  • Water passing through the wall, utility services, cracks, penetrations, honey-combing, tie holes, construction joints sill plates and mortar joints.
  • Water rising up from under the floor from failed weeping tiles or from a malfunctioning sump pump.
  • Sill plates leaking. (See the “Helpful Tip” below.)
  • Window wells fill with debris, causing drains to become blocked and water to rise and come into the house.

The good news is that most wet basement problems can be fixed from either the inside or the outside of the house. Plus, many times there is no digging necessary.

If you have basement issues, contact The Crack Doctor right now to set up an appointment!

HELPFUL TIP: Not familiar with a “sill plate”? It’s the joint where the house sits on top of the foundation. This joint needs to be above the ground, but when gardens, driveways, patios and landscaping cover this joint, water will be carried into the house. These areas can be made waterproof.

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Why Choose The Crack Doctor To Repair Your Home’s Foundation

You can count on the qualityreliability and professional, courteous approach that has made us a preferred choice for fixing foundation problems for many of the major home builders and contractors. We are an award-winning company with a highly respected reputation. We provide an industry-leading warranty and guaranteed waterproofing solutions, not opinions.

  • Our repair methods and solutions exceed building code requirements
  • You are protected – our warranty is better than a new home warranty
  • You enjoy minimal interruption to your home life and the utmost respect for your property and belongings
  • We make the entire process easy and as non-disruptive as possible

Call Us  1-866-788-3288

We’re Here To Help.  We Can Answer All of Your Foundation Crack Questions

A Canadian Success Story

The Crack Doctor is a truly Canadian professional, accredited full-service waterproofing company able to permanently solve any problem with a wet basement from inside or outside with or without digging.

We know and understand the specific challenges that the Canadian climate can create when it comes to water management and your home.

Exclusive Solutions

We use systems, technologies and formulations that are owned by us and are exclusive to our company. Our procedures and techniques have had a revolutionary effect on the waterproofing industry.

Our process that we created has now become the accepted standard and when followed will create a complete, permanent waterproofing fix for any wet basement.

We Can Help

The Crack Doctor has helped more homeowners make their wet basements dry than any other waterproofing company in Canada.  Our highly trained experts are Master Waterproofers and are able to fix any wet basement problem small or large.

We’re Experts at Repairing Excessively Moist Crawlspaces

The Crack Doctor can diagnose and repair your overly moist crawl space and make it healthy and dry.  Our recommended repair for your home’s crawlspace will be the right one for your particular home and situation.

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