I started renovating the basement of my 1940s bungalow recently. This was an ambitious project involving tearing up the old wonky concrete floor, replace the aging grey water plumbing, installing insulation and in-floor heating pipes in the floor, installing new steel columns to replace the old brick ones and pouring a new concrete floor.
I had all the demo work done and had started replacing the old clay sewer piping with the help of a plumber friend. Unfortunately, my friend fell ill and was unable to complete the project. So after a quick look online, I found CanadaWaterProofers and after a quick phone call I was introduced to Carl who came out the next day. Carl was confident that the plumbing could be finished in less than a day, but also offered to quote for the remaining work I had left to do as this was something that his team could provide. Carl offered some excellent advice in terms of water-proofing, structural integrity and condensation avoidance.
The CanadaWaterProofers team arrived literally the next day to start work. They finished the plumbing, installed a backflow valve on the sewer line, waterproofed the interior of the basement, added internal weeping tile and a sump-pump, poured new footings for the steel columns and stairs, poured gravel in as the base of the concrete, installed insulation into the floor and poured the new concrete floor. All in all, it was about 5 days of work (exactly as promised). The workers were friendly, kept me well informed of progress and consulted me any time there was a problem or a decision was required.
The work is now complete, signed off by the building inspector and I have the in-floor heating operational. Having a level basement floor was a huge milestone for me and it looks fantastic. I was very impressed by the skill and professionalism of CanadaWaterProofers and I would highly recommend them to anybody seeking to carry out this kind of work.