GJ MacRae Foundation Repair

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470 Winston Churchill Blvd. Oakville ON L6J 7X2
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9.9 10 (87 reviews)

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themiehms in Waterdown
themiehms in Waterdown
2 reviews Hamilton, ON
10/10

Quick, Clean and great quality work

We searched online for a foundation repair company as we had some cracking in our brick and block foundation wall. Dean came within a day or so to inspect. We removed the interior finishes and had an engineer inspect. We also had to have an HVAC contractor come to detach and reset our air conditioner. Their excavation work was flawless, they used tarps and plywood before they started excavating to protect our grass. They even removed trees and plants and replanted them. Honestly you couldnt tell they even did any work when they were done. They even slopes the ground after to ensure proper drainage. They didnt even ask for payment right away. Great job from start to finish!

Approximate cost of services:
$15,000.00
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Thank you so much!

Phil_De
Phil_De
2 reviews Burlington, ON
10/10

Another amazing foundation repair job

Gavin and his team did yet another fantastic job on my house which requires 2 separate foundations cracks to be waterproofed as well as underpinned. I reached out to Gavin late Friday and had Dean at my house late afternoon Monday with a quote and was able to have the job start Tuesday morning. As usual, Gavin is very professional, courteous and will take the time to answer any questions I had. His team are amazing workers and do fantastic jobs and when the jobs complete, leave a clean job site.

This is the 2nd time GJ MacRae have provided waterproofing and underpinning service and I didn't even think of connecting with another company.

Amazing work all around!

Approximate cost of services:
$8,000.00
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Thankyou again Phil, it was a pleasure!

Dennis Gagne
Dennis Gagne
0 reviews Milton, ON
10/10

Lowering basement floor in century home

We are ( at the time of this writing ) a licensed Professional Engineer (Mech) and a mostly retired General Contractor. We contracted GJ MacRae Foundation Repair to lower the basement floor/underpin the rubble foundation in our 100+ year old home. As part of the scope of work they removed the main centre wall that holds up the entire house, replacing it with a structurally engineered I beam. They also installed an internal weeping system and sump pump.

We've been planning this job for years. For us, we understand and enjoy doing the planning and research. I laugh to myself when people talk about their bathroom reno...wait, hold my beer. We had a Structural Engineer (P.Eng) create a design that would be used for building permits. With design in hand we shopped around for contractors. We also got referrals from the structural engineer about other contractors whose work he had seen out in the field. We talked to one of our neighbours who had also used GJ MacRae Foundation Repair for their century home cellar. Quotes from other companies that do this work were comparable but GJ MacRae Foundation Repair 's reputation within the construction industry is stellar....and I'm not talking about google reviews, anyone can write one of those (including me). GJ MacRae Foundation Repair have a straightforward, methodical and repeatable approach that they have been doing for many years. And there was the connection to Mike Holmes; GJ MacRae Foundation Repair was in a number of his early shows, one of them I saw on the internet the homeowener was an old neighbour! Sadly Mike didn't pop around to say hi during our job but the retired company's founder did, just because. These guys care.

I really can't say enough good stuff about the three fellas who did the majority of the work. Harder working fellas you will never meet. Polite, focused on their tasks and very respectful. We lived ( and I worked ) in the house during the big dig and I had a front row seat to all the goings on from my office, all of the dumpsters filled with soil, seventeen of them, the concrete trucks, the gravel delivery all coming and going in our driveway. Gavin was a true pleasure to deal with, a breath of fresh air compared to some of the trades we've worked with over the years.

With any large jobs like this there is usually a hiccup of some sort but how a contractor deals with issues that arise, seperates the mediocre from the outstanding. Our job was flawless with one small exception that was completely out GJ MacRae Foundation Repair 's control. Gavin talked to us about what had happenend and then he just took care of remedying it.

We are very, very pleased.

Approximate cost of services:
$125,000.00
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Thankyou so much for the kind words - your project was a pleasure!

Lisa in Kitchener
Lisa in Kitchener
1 review Orangeville, ON
10/10

Foundation Repair

Amazing Service! GJ MacRae Foundation repair provided timely and superior quality service. Everything went exactly as planned from our initial consult and quote. Workers were on time, the quote was accurate and the work was high quality. We have a perfectionist contractor and he was incredibly impressed with Gavin and the team and he noted that the work was exceptional Inside and out on the project. The site was was clean and looked perfect when completed. Would highly recommend this service to our friends and family and others looking for this type of work! We cant say enough good things and are so thankful!

Approximate cost of services:
$6,500.00
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Thank you so much for the kind words! All the best!

Satisfied C.
Satisfied C.
3 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Foundation Underpinning

Our second time using GJ MacRae; first time wet basement; this time underpinning.
When your original experience is exceptional you definitely return to the 'A' team; and we were not disappointed.
The entire process - from initial quote request, on-site inspection, to quote, attention to detail, including patience and respectful replies, workmanship and finished project all handled with the utmost professionalism.
Highly recommend GJ MacRae!

Approximate cost of services:
$11,000.00
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Thank you so much again for the opportunity to assist, its truly our pleasure!

Zinta
Zinta
0 reviews Hamilton, ON
10/10

Foundation Repair (replacement) / water proofing / sump pump

GJ MacRae came highly recommended to us.
I considered our project quite complex.
Their team from beginning to end exceeded all our expectations.
I also found their prices for their workmanship incredibly competitive.
Gavin always took the time to answer any questions or concerns. Grateful for his patience, honesty, calm and caring nature.
Incredibly hard working passionate workers.
Highly recommend GJ MacRae!

Approximate cost of services:
$100,000.00
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Company Response

Zinta:
Thank you for sharing your experience here on Homestars with Gavin and his crew. I'm glad you put our knowledge, experience and expertise to work for you. You have helped other homeowners get their foundation/basement repair done right the first time. Your feedback is very important and I know Gavin and his crew appreciate you taking the time.

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

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

Interior Waterproofing

I met with Dean who is obviously very knowledgeable and experienced along with having tons of patience for my many questions. I felt very confident with his recommendation for interior waterproofing.
The job was completed by hard working staff who I also found to be professional and polite.
The end result was a great job completed in a timely manner with the job site left clean and tidy!
Happy to recommend G J MacRae Foundation Repair.
L

Approximate cost of services:
$5,000.00
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Good Afternoon L:

Knowledge, patience, attention to detail, jobsite maintenance, describe Dean and his crew perfectly. By sharing your experience here on Homestars with GJ MacRae Foundation Repair, you are helping to direct other homeowners needing waterproofing or foundation repair to us so they can get their basement repair done right! It was a pleasure working with you and thank you for taking the time to support us.

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

Justin in Hamilton
Justin in Hamilton
1 review Hamilton, ON
10/10

Crawlspace foundation rebuild with new footings and sill plate replacement

Gavin and his team did a wonderful job rebuilding a foundational wall covering a 13-foot section of our 120-year-old home. Given the nature of the work and our house, we were expecting a surprise or two. However, GJ MacRae completed the project on budget and as planned within three days. The team worked so efficiently and professionally that we hardly knew they were hereand both my wife and I work from home. They also posted daily updates on social mediaproof, to me at least, that they were proud of the work they did. As a new homeowner, I wish I could have received more frequent updates from Gavin while the work was ongoing. However, everything went so smoothly that it hardly felt necessary at the time!

Approximate cost of services:
$17,000.00
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Good Afternoon Justin:
Thank you for sharing your experience with Gavin and his crew here on Homestars. I'm glad you put their knowledge and expertise to work for you. The older properties, built 1800's + is our specialty, as you have experienced first hand. You have helped other homeowners' by sharing your experience here online.

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

Private User
Private User
0 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Club house - Bagshop Foundation waterproofing

The foundation repair GJ Macrae did in our facility was a job well done. The first quote was added because of the extra works they have to do. I was pleased with the result and the waterproofing system they installed is the right one that is required for the condition of the wall.
I am really pleased with how the works is done. The crew was really polite and accomodating with the flow of activities we have during the excavation.
Great job overall.

Approximate cost of services:
$30,000.00
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Company Response

Good Afternoon:
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here on Homestars. Our crews are very experienced and if the jobsite is active, we know to keep things tight as not to interfere with the goings on of the environment, keeping jobsite safe and tidy for all.

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

Bill Murphy
Bill Murphy
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Underpinning, structural enhancement, dig-out, waterproof, and pour new floor

From initial-meet hand shake to finished-project hand shake, Gavin was truly the most pleasant person you could hope to work with. Very quick to earn our trust with our home and investment, Gavin was a great listener, gave great advice tailored to our needs, showed up to start on plan and finished our challenging project essential on plan (we had some challenges arise which he and the team accommodated which also included some unplanned weekend appearances to pick up some lost time!). We had no major surprises from Gavin on start, process, plan, finish, or costs which greatly helped keep our anxiety levels down. We would happily recommend Gavin and he would be our first call if ever doing this type of work again. Thanks Gavin and team!

Approximate cost of services:
$83,000.00
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Company Response

Good Afternoon Bill:
On behalf of Gavin, his crew and all of us at GJ MacRae Foundation Repair, I can't thank you enough for sharing your recent experience here on Homestars. Your feedback, thoughtful, articulate review will help other homeowners' achieve their best outcome too should they need the services of GJ MacRae for their structural foundation repair, basement waterproofing needs. Your confidence in our team really means a lot; thank you.

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

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More about GJ MacRae Foundation Repair

GJ MacRae Foundation Repair are pioneers in the basement waterproofing and foundation repair industry with over 40 years of experience and 10,000+ issued waterproofing warranties to date. We don't just issue a document but truly provide the most reliable and time-tested waterproofing warranty available today in the GTA. We offer a wide range of above and below grade concrete waterproofing and interior/exterior weeping tile and sump box solutions coupled with industry leading structural repair methodologies and a safe, robust and high quality approach to underpinning and foundation wall replacements. See what the GJ MacRae difference is all about!

CATEGORIES
Waterproofing and Foundations
SERVICES
Waterproofing and Structural Foundation Repair Specialists
SPECIALITIES
Basement Waterproofing, Structural Foundation Repair and Bench, Overflow and Underpinning Systems.
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
15 Year Transferable Warranty
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