Leak Detection & Home Moisture Control

Many homes, especially older ones, have structural problems that allow water to find its way into your home. Whether you found just a wet spot, a puddle, or you're already up to your ankles in water, it's time to call City Residential Foundation Repair for leak detection services in Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans, Bells Corners, Manotick, ON and Surrounding Areas. We've been keeping local homes safe and dry for many years, and will respond to your inquiry the same day if you’re dealing with an urgent leak detection problem.

Some of the main causes of foundation leaks include weak downspouts, poor grading, flooded window wells, and sump pump failure. Each of these leak causes needs a different method of repair. For effective basement leak detection and repair, it is essential that the problem is diagnosed thoroughly and corrected with professional techniques and equipment. If the real cause of your leak isn’t identified, you might end up spending money on measures that don’t help you solve the actual leak cause.

Why preventative leak detection matters

Not all slab and foundation leaks will be obvious or even visible to you. If you have a leak in your home’s foundation, you may not notice the extensive damage being caused for a while without a set of expert eyes on it. If that’s the case in your home you might notice other signs though, for example:

  • Higher than usual water bill over a period of time
  • Your water heater turning on frequently
  • Sound of water running through your pipes when no faucets are active

Since it is often a challenge to diagnose the root cause of a leak that’s not even visible you want to get a pair of expert eyes on that and ensure the necessary leak detection and foundation waterproofing is carried out immediately.

You may not think that leaks are a big problem for a homeowner, but those who have suffered from water damage know better. When moisture collects under your floorboards, behind your wall, or anywhere in your home, water does more than just damage wood and carpeting. Damp conditions lead to mold growth that can create serious health issues for you and your family. If you suspect your home has a leak, you should call in our expert contractors today. They're fully licensed and insured, so you can trust them to fix the problem and treat your home with care and respect.

There's no reason to leave household leaks untreated. Not when you have a team of experienced professionals like City Residential Foundation Repair in Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans, Bells Corners, Manotick, ON and Surrounding Areas. Leak detection services are one of our specialties, and we'd love to save you from potentially expensive damage with some simple, affordable repairs. Call us today before the problem gets worse!

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Moisture problems in your home can occur for a number of reasons and they can result in major damage to your property. That’s why it is a good idea to inspect your house regularly for any damage caused by moisture, such as mold in wall-corners or over-condensation around your windows, while also keeping an eye out for warning signs of potential moisture problems ahead. If you notice any irregularities, take immediate action to get them taken care of by an expert before they grow into larger, more complicated, and more expensive issues.

Uncontrolled humidity over a long period of time can cause your home to be more expensive to heat and cool, because when insulation gets damp, it can lose its ability to insulate. This is a common problem in basements, crawlspaces, and attics where moisture problems most often become visible.

Have you spotted any signs of a moisture problem in your home? Without proper intervention, moisture in your home can compromise its structural integrity and put you at risk for mold. But with our help, you can protect your property as well as your family’s health. At City Residential Foundation Repair, we offer home moisture control solutions for customers in Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans, Bells Corners, Manotick, ON and Surrounding Areas.

As established home moisture control experts, we're equipped to handle moisture and leak problems large and small. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, excellent customer service, and quality workmanship. No matter the extent of the damage, we're confident that we'll be able to waterproof your property and make your home a lasting safe and dry place once again.

For a prompt, reliable and affordable residential or commercial moisture control solution, leak detection or concrete crack repair, trust the team at City Residential Foundation Repair. From our initial evaluation to final site inspection, you can always rest assured that our team of industry experts pays the highest attention to detail, so you don’t have to worry about a cracked wall, wet floor, or moldy ceiling in your family home again.

When you choose to work us, you'll benefit from our:

  • Thorough approach to each task we undertake
  • Dedication to excellent customer service
  • Easy scheduling and prompt, dependable service

Protect your home from moisture-related damage and the costly repairs that could come with it. Call us today for more information about our home moisture control services or to schedule an estimate for your property. Don't risk property damage as a result of uncontrolled moisture. At City Residential Foundation Repair, we work hard to provide the thorough moisture control services you need to keep your home and its inhabitants safe and dry.

Frequently Asked Questions

We only service leaking basements, cracked foundations and other similar problems. However, we’re happy to help point you in the direction of skilled professionals who specialize in leaks on your main level or higher.

Call City Residential Foundation Repair for the fastest, most effective basement leak identifications. Our very own Chuck Naish has 19 years of hands-on experience in the Ottawa area, happily accessing all your wet basement needs with his leak detection experience.

Leaks originate either through cracks and/or weeping tile system failures. Improper drainage can also be a factor, as can bad build quality on behalf of other companies. Regardless, don’t wait to get professional assistance if your basement is leaking, as it can become a dangerous and costly job to fix if enough damage is caused.

Absolutely. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to safeguard your home’s structural integrity and longevity! Call us for an honest and proper assessment today. We have nearly two decades of practical experience in addressing leaking basements in the Ottawa area.

Every leak is different, featuring unique characteristics and evolving differently over time. Therefore, leak detection time frames can vary depending on the complexity of the affected areas.

Absolutely. We work all over the Ottawa area and, if you have a leak, chances are your neighbour has or will have one at some point as well. Trust that you're not alone, but know that fixes are just a phone call or email away to our experienced and friendly team.

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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!

- Jennifer A 5/30/2015

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.

- Janet M. 5/26/2015

Good job!

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.

- Kathryn T. 4/14/2015

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

- Duncan H. 4/12/2015

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.

- Chris L. 4/6/2015

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

- Barry C. 3/30/2015

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.

- Beate A. 3/30/2015

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.

- Annette and Rick B. 3/8/2015

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.

- Charlie A 3/2/2015

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.

- Gisele P. 1/29/2015
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