Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

January 5th, 2018

Baby its cold outside imageFrigid temperatures have hit Ontario!  We are Canadians who take polar plunges and wear sandals in the snow, while the rest of the world marvels at this oddity. It’s great to be Canadian. It’s great to enjoy the snow and endure the cold temperatures because it just makes us stronger. However, these cold temperatures can lead to some real problems in our home; anything from leaky and wet basements to wall cracks.

Lake effects and snow belt areas can create some significant temperature changes that can cause pipes to leak or freeze and burst, or foundations to become susceptible to the harsh conditions. Leaky basements can happen in places like Lake of Bays and to homes in the Georgian Bay area. Wall crack repairs in Wasaga Beach may be needed after or during this cold winter. And wet basements may become a problem in places like Kincardine, Georgina, Parry Sound, Scugog, and Penetanguishene. 

All across Ontario, residents tend to hibernate during the exceptionally cold days and nights. It is important to seize the opportunity to check for wall cracks, leaky basements, and wet basements. Taking a quick 5 minutes to check things out in your basement can help you to catch problems early, before they worsen.

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Happy Holidays and No Leaky Basements

December 22nd, 2017

As homeowners there is little that is worse than having a flood or simply a leaky basement. What is even worse though is when you wake up to a leaky, wet basement over the holiday season. It’s Murphy’s Law…. what

happy holidays and avoid leaky basements

can go wrong will go wrong at the least inopportune moments. To add even more problems, leaks and floods often occur in hidden places like crawlspaces and furnace rooms; places that you don’t tend to visit very often.

For all you homeowners in Barrie, Collingwood, Muskoka Lakes, Midland, and Bobcaygeon protect yourself against unwanted problems in your home, especially around this time of year. Protect yourself against the power of snowstorms, ice and unexpected melting which can lead to significant leaks and wet basements. Ontario Wet Basement Solutions are available throughout the year to assess and fix your problems, regardless of the weather conditions. The priority is to repair your crawlspaces, leaky basements, and wet basements.

 

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Another Crack in the Wall

December 6th, 2017

another crack in the wall imageIt is always a challenge to maintain a good house because home ownership demands a lot of time and dedication. However, sometimes life gets in the way and we forget to check on things and perhaps take as much care as we should. As a result, things like basements suffer in terms of the creation of mould, cracks, water damage, and foundation leaks.

Sometimes it is important and quite prudent to look to the experts to take care of basement cracks repair, basement waterproofing, and wall waterproofing. Ontario Wet Basement Solutions Inc. are highly skilled to assess and provide solutions for your needs.

Basement cracks repair in Barrie can easily be fixed before greater problems arise. They can be filled to ensure that the cracks do not worsen and allow water to leak through the foundation. Basement waterproofing in Barrie ensures that water leaks do not create further damage to either finished or unfinished areas in your basement. We even take care of wall waterproofing in Barrie, as cracks can form on walls which allows water to seep through and create problems in your basement.

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What is that Smell?

November 28th, 2017

basement mould imageMould produces gasses called microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOC). Many of these gasses are odourless but some have a musty odour, the smell typically associated with mould. If you notice a musty odour in your home, you probably have mould growing there, even if you don’t see any mould. Typically, musty odours are found in basements, both unfinished and finished, thus leading to the need for basement mould removal. Basement mould can often be caused by condensation, humidity, leaky pipes, wall cracks, and/or pooling water at the foundation. If you are concerned about any of the preceding issues, it would be best to look into basement repairs in Barrie to avoid any further complications due to mould.

If you have musty smells, walls that feel damp, or if your basement floods with heavy rain, Ontario Wet Basement Solutions can help. Not sure what’s causing your home’s wet basement? Our experts can take a look and create a plan to solve your basement repair needs. We are equipped to provide basement waterproofing services in Barrie. 

We offer many solutions for your home, including sump pumps, basement drainage systems, dehumidifiers, crack repairs, vapour barriers, and more. Our experts visit your home to assess and create the right course of action appropriate to your specific basement waterproofing needs be it basement mould removal or basement repair.

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The Fight Against Mother Nature

November 20th, 2017

If you’re looking for basement waterproofing solutions in Barrie look no further than Ontario Wet Basement Solutions Inc. as we have the tools and expertise to assess, correct and solve your water issues.

 

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We have wet basement solutions in Barrie in response to the power of mother nature. Water will always take the path of least resistance, and often this path leads to an unwanted pool of water in your basement.

Foundation cracks can allow water to seep into your basement and create a specific need for foundation crack repairs in Barrie. Foundation cracks usually run vertically down the wall in your basement and spread due to the severity of the water damage.

Foundation crack repairs Barrie can be part of the basement waterproofing solutions in Barrie. These wet basement solutions Barrie can be solved either internally or externally. The foundation cracks can be filled to stop and prevent further and future water damage.

Ontario Wet Basement Solutions Inc. is the answer for basement waterproofing solutions, wet basement solutions, and foundation crack repairs in Barrie.

Ontario Wet Basement Solutions Inc. is your biggest defence against the power of mother nature.

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Pump It Up!

November 13th, 2017

Pump It Up!

A home with a wet basement creates countless headaches for any homeowner. If you should ever decide to sell your home, it becomes much more difficult to sell because a wet basement is a serious red flag that deters prospective buyers. With our experts at Ontario Wet Basement you can count on experienced and knowledgeable waterproofers, who install sump pumps and basement waterproofing systems in Barrie every day.

Sump DiagramTruly, your sump pump (or installing a sump pump) is your main line of defense
against a basement flood. If your sump pump system is not powerful or reliable
then you run the risk of having a wet basement or an unexpected and unwanted
flood. A dry basement and a fully operational sump pump system provides every
homeowner with peace of mind. If you haven’t checked your sump pump lately,
it’s a good idea to take a minute to test it out to ensure that it is in proper working
so that you don’t get caught in a damp situation.

Installing a sump pump and waterproofing system is the most effective way to
keep a basement dry – and keep it dry all the time. Sump pumps are most
effective at removing water from under your basement floor when located in the
lowest spot of the floor. Water will travel and pool to the lowest parts of an area,
and so it makes good sense for sump pumps to exist in this area of your basement.

Like any other mechanical appliance in your home, your sump pump system should have annual service & maintenance to be sure it is working at peak performance in your home. Your sump pump consists of many moving parts that can wear down or need replacement and we are here to help solve any problems. A trained service technician from Ontario Wet Basement will ensure that your system in Barrie is in efficient and working order.

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It’s Not All Cracked Up to What It’s Supposed To Be

October 30th, 2017

It’s Not All Cracked Up to What It’s Supposed To Be

Often when we buy a home the basement is unfinished. We tell ourselves that one day we will finish that basement to provide extra living space, particularly if your family grows in size. As the years progress, we can often notice changes to the basement floors.  The builder or inspector who may have once told you not to worry about those little cracks have now turned into bigger cracks that have spread, widened, or even spidered out in a different direction right across your basement floor.

Foundation cracks can cause significant damage if untreated, as they allow water to seep into the basement and they make your house more vulnerable to weather-related water damage. Ontario Wet Basement is well equipped and has the expertise to repair and prevent foundation cracks and basement waterproofing in the Barrie area.

Ontario Wet Basement can provide its customers with the peace of mind to confidently finish their basements free of water damage, so that you can enjoy your home to its fullest extent.

In addition to detailing with foundation cracks and basement waterproofing, we, as homeowners, utilize space well. Over the years, we accumulate stuff and we require places to house this stuff. Once our cupboards and closets are full to the brim, we rely on our crawlspaces to store items that we use seasonally or infrequently like holiday decorations, luggage, boxes of memorabilia, and the like. 

Often these crawlspaces are located under staircases to optimize the use of unlivable space. And often these crawlspaces require improvements in order to protect our precious items. Such improvements may include checking for and repairing cracks in the flooring or securing and stabilizing the framework of the stairs or roughed-in wood construction. Crawlspace improvements can certainly prevent unnecessary and unexpected damage to your stored valuables and provide you with the comfort that your items will remain safe and secure for many years to come.

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The Powerful Forces of Nature are for the Ducks

October 4th, 2017

The Powerful Forces of Nature are for the Ducks

April 2017 set record breaking amounts of rainfall … and then the rain just kept falling for the subsequent months leading up to September. There is no doubt that our climate is constantly changing and with that results in unpredictable weather conditions. Continuous rainfall, particularly heavy rain, contributes to flooded farm fields, eroded roadways, and damage to our own homes.

As homeowners in Barrie and surrounding areas, we are susceptible to erratic weather conditions and often we find ourselves in need of leaky basement repairs or home foundation repairs.

We are often caught off guard by severe weather conditions and problems occur in our homes, specifically in our basements. Sometimes we are even remiss to go down into our basements (if they are unfinished) on a regular basis to check if there is any damage caused by precipitation or weakening foundations. Nature is a powerful force, and if unchecked, it will destroy what’s in its path.

With nature’s powerful force comes the need to protect ourselves as homeowners. Wet basement waterproofing is our best line of defence when protecting ourselves against the threat of water damage caused by unpredictable weather systems. A solid, well protected home foundation ensures the stability and longevity of our homes. A simple crack in the foundation can lead to insurmountable issues that prove costly and time consuming.

Ontario Wet Basement’s role is to protect you and your home against added costs caused by damaged foundations and also to implement solutions to avoid any untimely and unnecessary damage to your home caused by forces of nature beyond your control.

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Dehumidifiers: The Masters of Subterfuge

September 6th, 2017

Dehumidifiers are an excellent resource to combat the dampness of basements, particularly in the humid, summer temperatures.

Dehumidifiers work well for diligent home owners who are willing to empty the dehumidifier multiple times a day to control the build-up of dampness in a basement. They work best under the best of conditions as well.

If your basement is essentially crack-free, mold-free, and well ventilated then a dehumidifier can be a homeowners best friend in the humidity of the summer in our Ontario homes.

However, dehumidifiers simply mask the problems that linger in our basements where problems already exist; dehumidifiers really are the masters of subterfuge. No matter how many hours a day you run and empty a dehumidifier, it does not have the power to fight existing mold and moisture damaged basements.

There isn’t a proud home owner that appreciates the smell of mold and the feeling of dampness in the air when they sit down after a long days work. The sofa and carpet feel damp to sit and walk on and your skin feels clammy to the touch. It’s manageable when it’s just the family that has to endure the smell and feel, but it’s down right embarrassing when a guest questions the pungent odor or the discomfort against his/her skin.

At this point, it is time to unplug the dehumidifier and dial for help. Clearly, there is a greater issue that has been masked long enough. The solutions are often quite simple and fixable. Our homes are perhaps the biggest financial investments we make in our lives and we have to protect that investment.

Ontario Wet Basement Solutions Inc. understands the pride of home ownership and invests their time and knowledge and experience to ensure that your house remains free of damage caused by cracks, dampness and moldy basements.

So remember, don’t hide the problem; fix the problem! Call toll-free Ontario Wet Basement Solutions Inc.

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Home Improvement Cost

October 3rd, 2016

How Do I Afford This?

Whenever a home improvement project arises, the first question is: How much will it cost to waterproof? The second is: Do I have the time?

Waterproofing your basement can be an expensive endeavor. The cost will vary based upon your choice of solutions and the size of the space needing to be worked on. Like most other things in life, you get what you pay for. Attempting to waterproof your home yourself can cause damage, void warranties and ultimately result in a higher cost to fix everything properly later.

By cutting corners, your contractor may save money and pass that “savings” onto you. Next thing you know, you have water in your basement again and that “warranty” you were promised means nothing because the company you hired is no longer in business.

We see it all the time. Make sure that you assess your financial options. Most companies offer financing, and your bank may as well. Waterproofing your basement is not only essential to your home’s well-being but your personal and financial health as well.

Between mold and mildew causing health issues or destroying valuable keepsakes and the domino effect water can have on the structure of your home- you can lose up to 22% of your property value by ignoring the problem! Do your waterproofing before listing your property or finishing the basement and save unwanted stress in your life.

The investment also pays you back! Basement waterproofing makes a home more appealing to the housing market. Take ownership in your financial future by asking questions and taking care of your property. Your home is important! Treat it that way.

Call Ontario Wet Basement Solutions Inc. for a Free Estimate and we will be happy to assist in mold, waterproofing your investment today. Thank you

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