GJ MacRae Foundation Repair

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470 Winston Churchill Blvd. Oakville ON L6J 7X2
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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Oakville, ON
10/10

Underpinning, Parging and Sump Pit Replacement

My wife and I cannot speak more highly of Dean and the crew. We inherited a bunch of problems when buying a home and each has now been successfully remediated by GJ MacRae. Every member of the team has been respectful, on-time and throughly professional in completing the respective scopes of work, including keeping the worksite tidy and cleaning up at the end of each project. They have our thanks and we highly recommend them.

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Thank you for sharing your experience here with GJ MacRae Foundation Repair, specifically with Dean and his crew. Longevity, Knowledge, Integrity and an excellent work ethic describes Dean and his crew to a tee. Your testimonial here on Homestars will help and direct other homeowners'.

Thank you

Noreen
GJ MacRae Foundation Repair
wwww.wetbasements.com
905 824 2557 Mississauga, ON

Tip: Prevent basement leaks! Clean and maintain your eaves trough & downspouts twice yearly!

Roy in Toronto
Roy in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Foundation repair and waterproofing

Gavin and the team at GJ MacRae did a great job on the foundation repair and waterproofing of our 19th Century home. They were recommended by our General Contractor.

Gavin was happy to answer all my questions about the work being done and regarding maintenance going forward. The team worked hard, were polite, and finished before we knew it. I even got a follow up email after the work was done to see if all was well and if any further help was needed. Highly recommended!

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Thank you Roy for sharing your experience here on Homestars. I'm glad you had Gavin take a look; century homes are his specialty and you made the right choice putting Gavin and his crew to work on your century home basement repair.

Noreen
GJ MacRae Foundation Repair
www.wetbasements.com
905 824 2557 Mississauga, ON

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Burlington, ON
10/10

Basement Leak - Needed it to be dry!

The horror of wet carpet in the basement along the foundation wall that you know wasn't the result of a dropped glass of water. It is unfortunately what many of us with block foundations in older homes have experience with. Gavin and his crew were professional in their area of expertise from the first call through to the end of the job. Core work included gaining access to the foundation wall to allow for waterproofing and upgrading the weeping tile system. The work was completed safely, on schedule, thoroughly as per the scope and cleaned up fully. All questions were answered with recommendations and zero pressure. I'd definitely recommend to consider GJ MacRae Foundation Repair to correct foundation wall leaks and improve the performance of your home.

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Good Afternoon:

It is so important for other homeowners' to know where to turn when they experience a basement leak or for that matter any kind of foundation concern. Basements are part of the living area for many homeowners' whether utilized for a rental apartment, a home theatre or exercise space for the family. Gavin and his crew are very particular, with attention to detail and consistent in their mission to accomplish the outcome, according to the scope of work needed.

Thank you for taking the time here on Homestars. You have helped other homeowners' choose GJ MacRae Foundation Repair, should they experience a wet basement.

Noreen
GJ MacRae Foundation Repair
www.wetbasements.com
905 824 2557 Mississauga, ON

Tip: Prevent basement leaks! Clean and maintain your eaves trough & downspouts twice yearly!

Phil_De
Phil_De
0 reviews Burlington, ON
10/10

Foundation Repair/Underpinning

Amazing company to work with. From the initial contact to the completion of the job, Gavin and his crew were fantastic. Very detailed and accurate quote outlined the job, providing a clear understanding of the job at hand.
Not only did they do a fantastic job, but they were ok and out within days but ensured the job site was as clean as possible.
These guys will be my go to if I ever need additional work done.

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Good Afternoon Phil:

Thank you for sharing your recent experience with GJ MacRae Foundation Repair; here on Homestars Attention to detail, knowledge and experience is what Gavin and his crew deliver consistently and daily. You have helped to direct other homeowners' to receive the right outcome with their basement repair by posting your referral to www.wetbasements.com

Noreen
GJ MacRae Foundation Repair
www.wetbasements.com
905 824 2557 Mississauga, ON

gcharles
gcharles
1 review Milton, ON
10/10

Waterproofing

We've been using Gavin and Noreen for years and the MacRae's work has always been amazing. Gavin knows his stuff and is more than happy to give you different ideas or recommendations to help resolve the problem. He is always personable, respectful and professional. The team was very flexible with their schedule given the challenges we had co-ordinating permits. They did a fantastic job, as usual. I recommend Gavin to anyone who has foundation issues - you won't regret the choice.

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Hello GC: Feedback is very important; thank you for taking the time. Other homeowners' needing basement waterproofing and or structural foundation repair, will now have an opportunity to contact Gavin or myself for assistance with their leaky, wet basement, with confidence.

Thank you.
Noreen
GJ MacRae Foundation Repair
www.wetbasements.com
905 824 2557 Mississauga, ON

Tip: Prevent basement leaks! Clean and maintain your eaves trough & downspouts twice yearly!

Michael
Michael
0 reviews Hamilton, ON
10/10

Foundation wall replacement

GJ MacRae replaced a major part of the foundation in a century home I purchased. I was very happy with their initiative, communication, speed, and quality of the work done. They took the initiative of arranging the contract with the listing agent when the seller was dragging their feet. Due to the late start date, we didn't think a job of that size could possibly get done before closing, but they pulled it off. A few weeks later, I noticed a small leak after a major rainstorm, they assessed, repaired, and installed an interior weeping tile within a day. They do great work and they stand by it. Highly recommend.

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Hello Michael:
I so appreciate you taking the time to write this review. As I communicated with you, Gavin is very particular about the outcome of his work and I am very proud of that. Century homes are one of his specialties, as we live in a century home ourselves. All the best to you and your family moving forward.

Thank you again.
Sincerely

Noreen
GJ MacRae Foundation Repair
www.wetbasements.com
905 824 2557 Mississauga, ON

R&S
R&S
3 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Basement foundation repair

In 2007, I contacted GJ Macrae to estimate work for a basement leak. We decided to fix the single crack from the outside wall.
Years later we noticed a very minor leak from that same wall. I called them with my concern and with no hesitations the son came by, checked it out. He was very honourable and fixed it right away. It has been a few years now with quite a few heavy downpours, and it has held up perfectly.
Thank you to GJ Macrae Repairs
Stephanie

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Thank you Stephanie for sharing your experience with GJ MacRae here on Homestars; confirming we stand behind our work and our warranty. Foundation Repair can be tricky so it's very important others' choose the right waterproofing / foundation repair company for their basement repairs.

Noreen
GJ MacRae Foundation Repair
www.wetbasements.com
905 824 2557 Mississauga, ON

KE in London
KE in London
0 reviews Hamilton, ON
10/10

Foundation Repair

The crew was very professional, they went above and beyond and we're very happy with the end result. I would highly recommend GJ MacRae Foundation Repair to anyone in need of their service

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Good Morning KE:
Thank you for sharing your experience here on Homestars for other homeowners' needing their basement waterproofed or repaired. Basement waterproofing and structural foundation repair is our specialty; this is what we do; daily. You have directed another family receive a positive outcome the first time, when they choose GJ MacRae Foundation Repair for their basement waterproofing or underpin project.

Noreen
GJ MacRae Foundation Repair
www.wetbasements.com
905 824 2557 Mississauga, ON

Aries1957
Aries1957
0 reviews Oakville, ON
10/10

Basement foundation

We had a crumbling foundation at the finished finished the house where the previous owners had put on an addition. This was also causing the floor above to become uunstable. We contacted Gavin at MacRae Foundation Repair, they gave us a quote and a time frame for the work to be completed. They were very professional, they finished within the time frame and did everything they said. They left the area completely clean. We were very happy with the work that they performed and would highly recommend them, and would use them again if the need ever arose.

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Good Afternoon Aries1957:

Thank you for sharing your experience with us here on Homestars. It is important for other homeowners, with the same issue, know who to call to have their crumbling foundation repaired and any structural foundation issues addressed properly; the first time. Gavin and his crew are very experienced with structural support repairs and work all year; in all kinds of weather. GJ MacRae Foundation Repair are specialists in basement waterproofing and structural foundation repair including underpinning. (increasing the height of your basement.)

Noreen
GJ MacRae Foundation Repair
www.wetbasements.com
905 824 2557 Mississauga, ON

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Oakville, ON
8/10

WaterProofing and Foundation Repair

When we bought our100 year old house, the basement had been waterproofed- sort of, Perhaps in the 1990s. We were having other work done when the contractor noticed a leak in the basement. When we inspected it, the so called waterproofing was a single layer with gaps. At least one wall (the side with the back porch) had not been waterproofed at all.

We elected to re-do the waterproofing completely as this was holding up other renovation plans. The MacRae folks did a very good job. This including waterproofing one wall from the inside rather than talking off the rear two story porch, We recommended them to our neighbours for their waterproofing needs and I understand that they were happy. We did experience some issues caused by the rubble foundation, the MacRae folks came out right away and fixed the matter.

As lick would have it, the exterior stairwell into the basement started to crumble... the was an area not included in the original work. We have to rebuild this. This required gearing a permit and an engineer's recommendation. The MacRae folks recommended an engineer. Once we had the permit - which took a while – the work was done quickly and well.

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Old rubble, stone foundations are our specialty and I'm very happy you have outlined your experience here on Homestars pertaining to your repair. Actually our family home is an old Victorian, built in 1888 with an old stone, rubble foundation. The character and comfort of an old home is worth the initial repairs that may be needed. Your review above will direct other homeowners' looking to have their waterproofing, foundation repair or underpinning work done right the first time! Thank you for putting our knowledge, experience and longevity to work for you.

Noreen
GJ MacRae Foundation Repair - Since 1975
www.wetbasements.com
905 824 2557 Mississauga, ON

Tip:
Spring is just around the corner. As the weather changes prevent basement leaks by clearing the snow that's up against your exterior foundation wall and ensure your eaves trough and downspouts are pointed away from your foundation wall. You want the ice melt to drain away from your foundation! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! (Old saying)

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More about GJ MacRae Foundation Repair

GJ MacRae Foundation Repair is the original crack repair, weeping tile system, waterproofing and underpinning specialist in the GTA. Fully licensed and bonded with over half a century of combined experience. Home of the original transferable warranty, the most reliable and honored warranty in the business. Family owned and operated since 1975.

CATEGORIES
Waterproofing and Foundations
SERVICES
Waterproofing and Structural Foundation Repair Specialists
SPECIALITIES
Basement Waterproofing, Structural Foundation Repair, Owner invented Vibropak Underpinning System
WEBSITE
http://www.wetbasements.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1975
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
0
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque
LICENSES
Yes
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
Home of the Transferable Warranty
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