When we bought our100 year old house, the basement had been waterproofed- sort of, Perhaps in the 1990s. We were having other work done when the contractor noticed a leak in the basement. When we inspected it, the so called waterproofing was a single layer with gaps. At least one wall (the side with the back porch) had not been waterproofed at all.
We elected to re-do the waterproofing completely as this was holding up other renovation plans. The MacRae folks did a very good job. This including waterproofing one wall from the inside rather than talking off the rear two story porch, We recommended them to our neighbours for their waterproofing needs and I understand that they were happy. We did experience some issues caused by the rubble foundation, the MacRae folks came out right away and fixed the matter.
As lick would have it, the exterior stairwell into the basement started to crumble... the was an area not included in the original work. We have to rebuild this. This required gearing a permit and an engineer's recommendation. The MacRae folks recommended an engineer. Once we had the permit - which took a while – the work was done quickly and well.
- Company Response
Old rubble, stone foundations are our specialty and I'm very happy you have outlined your experience here on Homestars pertaining to your repair. Actually our family home is an old Victorian, built in 1888 with an old stone, rubble foundation. The character and comfort of an old home is worth the initial repairs that may be needed. Your review above will direct other homeowners' looking to have their waterproofing, foundation repair or underpinning work done right the first time! Thank you for putting our knowledge, experience and longevity to work for you.
GJ MacRae Foundation Repair - Since 1975
905 824 2557 Mississauga, ON
Spring is just around the corner. As the weather changes prevent basement leaks by clearing the snow that's up against your exterior foundation wall and ensure your eaves trough and downspouts are pointed away from your foundation wall. You want the ice melt to drain away from your foundation! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! (Old saying)