Residential Foundation Waterproofing

Residential Waterproofing in Ottawa and Surrounding Areas 


Moisture problems in existing basements are more common than you would think, yet often not understood or properly treated. Don’t let that happen to your valuable real estate!

Not only does a wet basement feel and smell uncomfortable, it also bears a potential great risk to your property’s value. Left untreated for too long, basement moisture can ruin your floors and walls, encourage mold and, in the worst case, even damage the structural integrity of your home. Aside from damaging just about everything it comes into contact with, a water leak can also pose serious health risks by cultivating mold and mildew in damp carpets or beneath wall coverings, which further down the road can end up causing severe structural damage to your home.


Wet Basement Causes

But how does a wet basement even happen? Over time, houses and buildings begin to settle, foundations crack, and rain or groundwater gets the chance to seep in. Other common sources of basement leaks include failed weeping tiles, window wells, sill plates, tie rod holes, construction joints, mortar joints, and leaks around pipes for plumbing, gas, or electrical. In some cases, interior moisture sources can also strongly contribute to the problem, such as overused humidifiers, unvented clothes dryers, and poorly ventilated bathrooms and cooking areas.

When dealing with water leaks, the first step is to find a contractor you can trust. Choosing the wrong foundation repair company can lead to a drawn-out and costly affair that only solves the problem in the short-term, if at all. At City Residential Foundation Repair, we've made a name for ourselves as the hardest working waterproofers in the business, by providing top-quality waterproofing services at unbeatable prices.


Ottawa Concrete Repair Contractor

As established concrete contractors in Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans, Bells Corners, Manotick, Ontario and Surrounding Areas, we're equipped to handle any concrete foundation repairs large and small. We are full-service residential waterproofers on a mission: to fix leaks at the source so they don't return, ever. Of course, this hurts our repeat business, but referrals from satisfied customers are through the roof and our customer’s happiness is what we care about.

To become a satisfied customer yourself, give us a call today. We will customize a cost-effective treatment plan to your specific circumstances, which may include any of the following services:

  • Basement Waterproofing
  • Construction Waterproofing
  • Dehumidification
  • Electronic Waterproofing
  • Exterior Waterproofing
  • Free Estimates and Consultations
  • Interior Waterproofing
  • Mold and Mildew Control
  • Restoration
  • Structural Repairs
  • Sump Pump Installations

Remember, a dry home is a healthy home, so protect your property investment. Call us today for service you can trust, at a price you can afford.


Frequently Asked Questions

We use Platon Membrane, a high density polyurethane membrane, and new weeping tile (4-inch, wrapped with a sediment filter and a frost-free backfill (¾ clear stone) to ensure optimal waterproofing for your home.

The right way to waterproof your house is to excavate and waterproof from the outside. We backfill using ¾ clear stone and frost-free material. It is important not to redeposit the same dirt that caused problems in the first place.

Exterior excavation is the best approach. We utilize proper safety equipment and training as well as state-of-the-art equipment for waterproofing and weeping tile systems, such as a frost-free backfill consisting of clear stone.

Sealing your concrete prevents it from breathing, so it’s not what you want to do. Instead, you want your concrete to get rid of any excess moisture, but don't allow the concrete to sweat. An air gap membrane system (Platon) is therefore the best solution.

Jobs can take anywhere between a single day to a few weeks depending on the scope of work. We’re happy to offer all sorts of fixes to address your situation.

Signs that you need to waterproof your basement include water on your basement floor, mold or discoloration in your baseboard and/or drywall, and visible cracks on the exterior of the foundation. If you see any of these telltale signs, call the professionals at City Residential Foundation Repair. Don't wait until it gets worse.

Our method incorporates a long lasting system. It should protect your concrete from further damage and deterioration for the lifespan of the concrete walls, so long as you keep your weeping tile system flowing and maintained. You should also keep your sump pits and pumps in good working order, and keep cracks sealed as best as possible.

Absolutely. A basement without waterproofing is like a rowboat without oars - you’ll run into trouble eventually. On that note, it’s a good idea to waterproof before you finish your basement. If the leaks and/or damage occur after you complete your basement renovation, all that hard work could be ruined. Avoid running up extra costs by being good to your home!

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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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