How Do We Waterproof Your Foundation?
Have you just recovered from a basement flood or are worried that your home might have a leaky basement? You can protect your property from flooding by waterproofing your home. At City Residential Foundation Repair, our team of experts specialize in foundation repairs and waterproofing services that can keep your home dry while safeguarding the structural integrity of your home. In 4 simple steps, we’ll waterproof your foundation and prevent any leaks from happening in the future. Let us show you how:
Step 1: Excavating The Soil
Our waterproofing process starts out with excavating the soil that surrounds the walls of your home to expose the underneath footings. We then look for any cracks or damage that may exist in the foundation. If found, these problems will be repaired with KING hydraulic dry cement before we begin to waterproof the foundation.
Step 2: Waterproofing The Membrane
Once the cement has set, our technicians will then go to work by installing a waterproof membrane made of Platon material. This high-density polyethylene (HDPE) is used to control the moisture and to ensure that your foundation stays dry even in the heaviest of weather conditions. We’ll also seal the eco-friendly Platon with a urethane caulking for ultimate protection.
Step 3: Adding A New Drainage System
To prevent any foundation leaks from happening in the future and to keep your basement dry for years to come, our technicians will also install a new exterior drainage system. This will ensure that water is kept away from your home and any hydrostatic pressure created by the earth that surrounds your basement walls is alleviated. Once in place, we’ll then backfill the area with a clear stone material that can add even more integrity to the concrete foundation of your home.
Step 4: Greenscaping Your Lawn
We know how important it is to our clients to have attractive looking lawns. That’s why once we’re finished backfilling the area, we will take the time to restore your greenscaping. We’ll make sure your lawn looks just as beautiful as it did before we started the excavation process. When we’re finished, your home’s waterproofing process will be finally complete, and you can immediately start to enjoy the benefits of flood-free, worry-free living.
Most people are unaware that there’s an easy and affordable solution to correct their flooding problems. When you call our fully licensed and insured contractors, you won’t have to continue to pay those excessive fees to constantly correct the water damage in your basement. Our waterproofing services will fix these problems and save you a substantial amount of money in the long-run. We’ve helped hundreds of residents in Ottawa, Orleans, Kanata, Bells Corners, Manotick and the surrounding areas to get the protection they need to keep their homes dry and free from damage. Contact us today to set up and appointment and say goodbye to those costly leaks and floods for good.
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A JOB WELL DONE BY 'CITY FOUNDATION'
I would have no hesitation in recommending City Foundation. They fixed up my foundation last summer and although the old house produced a few surprises, the professionals at City Foundation got around the problems cheerfully and completed the work. From the start, Chuck kept me informed of all of my options. If I asked for something not already in the plan, he would try to accommodate me if at all possible Chuck and his colleague Don were friendly, and respectful. They showed up every day, put in a solid day's work and always left the property clean, neat and safe for us to move around. And, the price was fair with no surprises. Great guys, good job!
Excellent service, friendly
We had Chuck and his team repair a crack in our cold storage room - they were punctual, neat, and friendly. The job was completed very quickly with great results. Would definitely hire them again and recommend them to friends.
Chuck did a very good job. He promised to be finished by a certain date and he was good to his word. He kept me informed of his progress through pictures sent to my email account while I was at work. My backyard is nicely landscaped and there was no damage or debris left in my yard - just a new window well and no basement leaks.
Can't say enough about the workmanship of Chuck and his crew. They assessed the problem(leak in the foundation) quoted me a price, booked appointment, showed up on time and did a very professional job.The work site was cleaned up to the point it was hard to tell there had been any serious digging at the site. If I have similar problems with my foundation they will be the first people I will call!! I would not hesitate to recommend Chuck and his crew if you have foundation problems that need repair. Duncan Hardie
Professsional and Polite
My experience with City Residential was very positive. I had a crack on my foundation and knew we needed it fixed. They came in and addressed the situation and did the work cleanly and professionaly. Our property was kept nice and tidy during the repairs and they worked safely during the work. Its been a few years now since the work and no issues whatsoever. I will be using them again once we decided to fix a few areas around the garage that they pointed out would need fixing someday. Very happy and positive experience.
Foundation Crack (back) and Drainage (front)
The foundation crack at the back was difficult to get to and difficult to dig out. The work was done well and on time. the drainage trench at the front was also done very well and on time. I hope I don't need Chuck again but if I have foundation, drainage issues, he will be my 1st call. bc
This is a highly professional company with reliable, honest service. Chuck, the owner, came exactly when promised, took the time to listen to my concerns, explained the problem in an easy to understand language, described in great detail how it could be fixed, and what was - and what was not - necessary. Chuck and his team's attitude and service were at all times very honest, courteous and highly professional. Although I needed to be out of town, there were no surprises or additional costs, and everything was left tidy and clean. Chuck even followed up a couple of days later to check if everything was all right and done to my satisfaction. All in all, I was very impressed with the quality of work and the services received and would highly recommend the company.
City Residential Foundation Repair
Chuck Naish and his team from City Residential Foundation Repair were excellent to deal with in every aspect. Their level of integrity throughout the entire process was outstanding. They were honest, respectful and their ability to explain the process and the solution options were extremely helpful to us. The scope of the project was big, however Chuck walked us through every step of the way; assessment, testing, options and repairs which resulted in a very successful outcome. In addition, Chuck and his team were able to complete the necessary repairs with minimal impact to our newly completed landscaping which included a lot of hard scape, tiered armour stone, gardens and a pool. They kept the work site impeccable over the duration of the project. We have and will continue to highly recommend Chuck Naish for his very professional and skilled foundation repair work.
My experience with City Residential was great. Chuck was very friendly and very easy to deal with. I especially appreciated that he was able to come by and do the estimate in the evening when I was off work. They did the work exactly as they said they would, no surprises (which in my mind is the most you can ask for). I was really surprised by how clean they left everything in the evenings and when the job was complete. They will definitley be the first people I call if I ever need more foundation work.
Weeping Tile system replaced
We are very please with the work that was done. It was always a pleasure to speak with the owner and explain to him what was going on. Although we found the job to be pricey, it is impossible for us to determine if it was adequate or not at it's hard to compare to others. He ran into several problems at my house while doing the job and he took it upon himself to call the City at two different occasion so they could do some testing before he could go on. Safety was very important for them so they took all the necessary precaution so that no one could get hurt or fall into the hole that were done all around the house.