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All posts tagged waterproofing

mississauga street completely flooded after major rainfall

Floods are a common hazard in many parts of Canada, and Mississauga is no exception. While flooding has been a concern for some time, this threat has increased as regional rainfalls have continually increased. This has led to more flooding events, and more property that is damaged as the result of floods.

With the risks increasing, it is important for every homeowner to consider what they can do to protect their homes and families against flooding. In this post, we are going to cover some of the common flood risks that exist in the city, and we are going to provide some tips for protecting against the possibility of flooding.
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beautiful home in etobicoke that requires service from licensed etobicoke plumbing contractor

The internet has given us a great many things, but it has also brought with it some dangers. In the plumbing industry, this danger is unlicensed handymen offering their services online. While they tend to be less expensive than traditional plumbers, they’re lack of qualifications and expertise leaves their customers often paying more than they ever imagined. Here are just a few reasons why you should need a licensed Etobicoke plumbing contractor for your next renovation or construction project. Read more


flooding in Windsor, ON showing a car in the water and an outhouse tipping over

At the beginning of October, the border town of Windsor, Ontario was rocked by massive floods originating from the record rainfalls in the area. According to local authorities, thousands of homes and businesses were flooded and people were pumping out there homes for days and weeks after the rain ceased. Read more


contractor inspecting home for potential basement flooding hazards

When it comes to basement flooding, the causes can be many. As such, the ways in which we protect our homes from floods are varied, all working together to form a basement flooding protection plan. If you want to make sure that your home has an effective basement flooding strategy, it’s important to understand the different tactics used. Below are some of the most popular ways that you can protect your Toronto home from basement flooding. Read more


men assessing damage to flooded basement

Most of us want to ensure our homes are water-tight, but many of use are at a loss as to how to do that. After all, we don’t exactly want to do a “Wait-and-See” test, where we wait for a major storm and simply hope our basements don’t leak. And most of us don’t want to take a hose to our yard and spray our windows and foundation. Read more


man installing a pump to help reduce moisture in basement

Wet basement problems face almost every homeowner at some point in their lives. As out houses age, certain things can wear out and start to degrade, which can lead to many different problems. But chief among these is leaky basements, which can cause all sorts of problems for your home, from mold issues to the destruction of property. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can solve your wet basement problems, here are just a few solutions that are guaranteed to help. Read more


aerial of Etobicoke city before flooding

Etobicoke is an amazing place to live. We don’t have the prices of Toronto homes and still live in a strong community with great opportunities. But while Etobicoke may be unique in many positive ways, we’re also discovering we have some unique challenges as well. Chief among these for individual home owners is basement flooding.

With the recent weather we’ve been having, many people are worried that their homes are next for a flood, which can end up costing thousands in repairs and water damage. But many others think they’re immune to basement flooding. So, is basement flooding a problem in Etobicoke, and should individual home owners be concerned? Read more


cracked concrete in basement floor

Your home’s foundation is one of the most important parts of the entire structure. It’s literally the foundation of your home and that means it needs extra special attention. Unlike a leaky faucet, a poorly maintained or broken foundation can take your home from a lovely place to live to a condemned building. When dealing with any sort of foundation problems, be sure to call a professional and get an inspection. Here are some signs that you’ve got a cracked foundation in need of repair: Read more


Leaky basements are the latest of many problems facing homeowners this year. Whether it’s because of the harsh winter or the intense rainfall experienced all over, home’s are experiencing many different issues that cause water damage and ruin homes. Such problems could include a leaky basement, which leads to a wet basement, and can safely be fixed with basement waterproofing. Read more


The City of Toronto has an amazing program in place for Toronto homeowners who have basement flooding issues, but the program may not be around forever. This recent winter, with its extreme and costly weather, has put an extra burden on the program. So, if you have experienced basement flooding in the past year, it may be time to call up a licensed Toronto plumber to take advantage of this program while it still lasts. These flood prevention rebates may not be around for that much longer. Even if your home has not experienced basement flooding, any worn out materials could be replaced with the city footing most of the bill. This even includes backwater valve rebates of up to 80%. Read more