Foundation Repair Case Studies: Fixing a Leaky Basement with Structural Problems

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 by Ben Bates


These Windsor, Ontario homeowners faced two serious problems in their basement.

1)      These homeowners were plagued for years with a problematic, leaky and humid basement. Water penetration was a regular occurrence, and although they only used their basement for mostly storage purposes, they were tired of dealing with the problems related to a wet basement.

2)     Step and horizontal cracks in their block concrete foundation were affecting the entire house with sloping floors, hard to open doors and windows, gaps between floors, walls and ceilings and damaged drywall.

People grow accustomed to dealing with wet basements. Cracks and a shifting foundation occur slowly over time, but when the structural integrity of the home is at risk, these homeowners knew it was past the time to take action.


Our team thoroughly inspected the home, noting the walls where water entered. They photographed and systematically documented the recommended course of action to waterproof the home and help the home to become structurally sound once again.

Our installers waterproofed the problematic walls. Our system directs any water into the newly installed, heavy-duty TripleSafe™ sump pump system.

The thermal drywall not only acts as an extra layer of protection to divert leaking water into the improved drainage system, it also is a radiant barrier, helping the home to be more energy efficient.

Our team installed the PowerBrace™ wall repair system. It’s designed to stabilize failing basement walls and also allow for potential straightening over time. This product can be integrated with our waterproofing systems and is a great option when access to the yard outside of the home is not possible and bowing, buckling wall problems need to be solved.

If we can help your home become structurally sound, clean, dry and more efficient, please reach out to us: 1-866-277-1277

Project Summary

Inspector: Bryan

Foreman: Justin

About the author
Ben Bates lives in the Chatham-Kent area and has been involved in the basement, crawl space and foundation industry since 2008. He has a passion for improving homes the right way and knows what it takes to waterproof, encapsulate or stabilize homes in Ontario. He assists with over 900 projects per year.

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