Aquashield Waterproofing

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12 Winter Ave Toronto ON M1K 4L8
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Amir Kohl in North York
Amir Kohl in North York
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Waterproof of Sub Basement of a School

Chico and Aquashield did a fantastic job in waterproofing our sub-basement. We'd tried other companies before, with no effect.

Chico came in and was courteous and explained the issue clearly, and went over how he would fix it.

He provided a fair quote, and stuck to it. The work was done promptly, and quickly.

He was a pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend his services to anybody looking for help.

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W. from Toronto
W. from Toronto
5 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

AquaShield Waterproofing should be the first and only call you will ever need to make to waterproof your home.

Having any kind of water seepage and damage in the basement can be very stressful, especially when we had finished renovating our basement a little less than two years ago. We automatically went into panic mode after water came seeping into our basement one evening due to a very unusual warm period causing all the snow in our yard to melt. Accompany that with a week of heavy rainy and our worst fears came true. We were afraid that the moisture would turn into mold if we didn’t take action quickly. Fortunately, the water seepage was contained in one room. Unfortunately, we didn’t have water seepage insurance and was referred to an emergency contractor to visit our home. The emergency contractor, Peter, was a big mistake. My understanding was that the $1500 agreed upon was to replace the floors and the drywall’s after he tore it up. This wasn’t the case. The charge was only for the following: 1. tearing up the dry wall; 2. tearing up of the laminate floors, and in doing so left ragged edges in the laminate flooring at the door and under the stairs just outside the room, (a total mess) and 3. Rental of his ‘industrial ‘ dehumidifier to ensure that the walls and the floors dried up properly. We already had a high functioning dehumidifier, but Peter said it was not good enough. This was total BS and I fell into the trap. Total disappointment in this contractor as he was not clear about what the cost really was for. I was very clear about what my understanding was as I even asked if I should be ordering the replacement laminate flooring and he said not yet. We should do the external waterproofing first before renovating the inside. I found out later on that he wasn’t even a waterproofer. Peter was just a home renovation guy. In any case, for those of you reading, do not fall into this trap. The water damage is already done, do not panic.

A close colleague of mine recommended we speak to Chico at AquaShield Waterproofing, so I sent him a text. Chico responded immediately by calling me and dropped by our house the next day. Our luck had changed. Even after getting quotes from other waterproofing companies which were competitive in pricing, they were however, a little hesitant to work if the temperature was less then 10 degrees outside. Our gut was to go with Chico and AquaShield. Our choice was confirmed after speaking to another close friend, in conversation, who had also used AquaShield for waterproofing services a couple of years ago, he highly recommended Chico, AquaShield. We are so glad that we called Chico.

Chico showed professionalism in walking us through what had caused the water seepage (old cinder blocks), as well as walking us through the process of what needed to be done, when it should be done and the time needed. He was down to earth, compassionate, and understanding of our situation. He ensured us that AquaShield would be ready for our project when we were ready. Chico gave us useful advice in selecting a waterproofer and the types of questions to ask. There was no pressure whatsoever to go with his company. He was genuinely there to ease our minds and to help.

Chico had an awesome team of three waterproofers, Arty, Randy, and Noel, who worked on our external waterproofing. Our project was a little complicated as the waterproofing needed to be done under part of the deck. The other companies that visited and provided us with quotes recommended tearing up the entire deck so that they could do the waterproofing. Chico’s team was amazing as they worked diligently to dig ‘under the deck’ and only removed the planks from the deck where they absolutely needed to get to. (Of course, this is case by case, depending on the house). They removed the dirt, cleared out the old weeping tiles of the tree roots, applied the waterproofing tar, put in the new weeping tiles and secured the waterproofing materials. They also put the deck back the as it was originally, as well as leaving everything else in the yard, the same as it was before. They were amazing and quick at their job.

Initially, we had only half of the back of the house (32ft) which we were prepared to waterproof, however, experiencing the way the team worked and understanding the process really gave us comfort and we proceeded to get the full backside (75ft) of the house waterproofed. Arty would always inform my husband as to what the team was doing and would show him where he found cracks and how it was patched up. In addition to the waterproofing, the team also helped us redirect the sump pump drainage pipe to the proper drainage area as the previous company did a poor job of location.

I would definitely refer AquaShield to anyone who is looking to waterproofing your house as this is best investment ever. Call AquaShield Waterproofing because they will guide you in the process and give you comfort that your house will be waterproofed professionally.

Thank Chico, Arty, Randy and Noel. You guys are an awesome team!

As a side note, we’ve had a few days of intense rain fall and had no further issues of water seepage. Chico and his team at AquaShield Waterproofing will always have our gratitude.

Wilson & Lily

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Dina
Dina
2 reviews Oshawa, ON
10/10

Exterior Waterproofing

After purchasing a 70+ year old home, we discovered some major water issues from our basement wall that was caused by the sloping of the neighbors driveway. Chico came out to assess the situation and explained in full detail what had to be done and put us as ease. He is very knowledgeable and very patient as we had many questions to ask lol His pricing was very competitive especially considering the job was exterior waterproofing in the middle of winter!! Chico and his crew got the job done in a timely manner, making sure no mess or damage was caused to the neighbors driveway. During the project, we discovered another water issue on the other side of the house that he took care of for us right away! He has even checked up with us to ensure everything was ok after all the snow had melted and with the recent rain falls we had and I am pleased to say everything is perfect! I highly recommend Aquashield! Thank you so much Chico!!

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Private User
Private User
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement Benching

Highly recommend this company. Great communication, work completed on time, friendly team and fair prices. We had a small job to lower the floor at the back of our basement to put in a washroom, and we are very happy with the results.

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Lara in Toronto
Lara in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Waterproofing an old home

Chico and his employees at Aqua Shield Waterproofing were outstanding. They did a very professional job waterproofing the foundation of our 95-year old home. Chico explained everything clearly to us before the job began, and when he encountered an issue (we had several gaping holes in the foundation and water damage!!!) he showed us how this could be solved and ensured the additional cost was minimal. His team worked really hard to get it the job completed in a timely manner, and cleaned the site every evening. Aqua Shield went above and beyond our expectations. Of all the contractors we've had work on our house over the last decade, Chico was certainly the best!

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Private User
Private User
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Waterproofing basement

Chico and his crew were great to work with. Chico was timely at returning texts/ emails The work done was great and with minimal disruption to the household. I would highly recommend

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Private User
Private User
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Waterproofing, foundation repair

We had a basement addition with cinder block foundation that was cracked, caving in and leaking. Chico worked with us to come up with a solution that worked and was within our budget. His team worked through the christmas holidays to get it done quickly and within the price he had originally quoted. That was two years ago... Two weeks ago, in a different house, we had water in our basement. I didn't hesitate to call Chico again, he came by to assess the situation. He didn't recommend an expensive fix just gave me some suggestions on what I could do myself and suggested we monitor the situation. I would highly recommend Chico and his team.

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geoff.howells in Toronto
geoff.howells in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Waterproofing

Very pleased with Chico and the teams work. My name is Geoff. I had Aquashield do the waterproofing on my home in the beaches area. The job was done very well and on time. Good value with respect to pricing but also professional workmanship and conscientious hard working team. I would recommend to friends and family.
Geoff

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Rohini from Mississauga
Rohini from Mississauga
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

Concrete backyard patio/basketball pad

Chico and his crew are very professional and knowledgeable. Their work was outstanding and on schedule. I was impressed every step of the way - from the estimate to the prep to the installation and clean-up after. Chico provided timely updates throughout the job. I love the look and functionality of the patio, and the fact that it was a stress and worry free process was a huge bonus. Highly recommend Aquashield!

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More about Aquashield Waterproofing

Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Underpinning, Concrete Specialties

Our Construction Services

Waterproofing

We have all heard the horror stories. It’s spring. The snow is melting, the rain is heavy and the basement floods. The reasons for a wet, or even damp, basement, can be many. Heavier rainy seasons and milder winters are causing the ground to freeze and thaw several times before spring. This contributes to constant shifts in the ground and wrecks havoc on cracked or weak foundations. As torrential rain downpours become more commonplace, these compromised foundations simply cannot keep the water out. more about wet basements ....

Regardless of the reason for a home’s wet basement, Aquashield Waterproofing will assess each issue and identify the most suitable solution to fix the problem(s). more about Aquashield’s specific waterproofing techniques ...

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Foundation Repair

There are many different ways to repair foundations depending on the type of foundation, the source of the problem and the level of damage. In many cases, the foundation wall can be repaired with relatively simple and straight-forward techniques. Depending upon the specifics of the issue and the accessibility of the problem area, repairs can be completed from either the outside or the inside of the residence.

In extreme cases, homeowners may need to consult with a structural engineer to confirm whether a home’s foundation is sound or if the foundation may need to be rebuilt. In other cases, another foundation wall built next to the original will provide the necessary reinforcement.

Each waterproofing and foundation repair company will have its own preferred methods. Typically, however, the solution is simple. Some companies, however, will sell homeowners on extremely expensive methods, technology and materials. At Aquashield Waterproofing we will not complicate things unnecessarily. We will work hard to identify the most effective and cost-efficient solution for your home’s foundation issues. more about foundations & their problems ...
Underpinning

When a basement requires more ceiling height or the foundation needs to be strengthened and stabilized, both can be achieved through underpinning. This process involves carefully digging out small sections of the ground below the existing foundation wall in a 1-2-3 sequence that will add depth and stability. To ensure continued support for the structure, it is not safe to underpin an entire length of a wall in one go. The work must be done in sections. A small section, below and beside the existing foundation is excavated and temporary supports may be installed to support the main weight-bearing walls during this process.

The excavated sections are then filled with concrete to create a new foundation or series of concrete footings beneath the original. This process of underpinning is an effective method to extend the depth and width of support offered by the original foundation. Once the foundation wall is lowered, a new concrete floor can be poured, providing additional height in a basement.
Concrete Specialties

Walkouts, driveways and more

In addition to waterproofing and foundation repair, Aquashield Waterproofing’s services extend to a variety of specialty concrete projects, including basement walkouts, driveways and parging.

CATEGORIES
Waterproofing
SERVICES
Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Underpinning, Concrete Specialties,Concrete Specialist, Waterproofing, Foundation repair, Underpinning, Foundation Crack repair, Weak Foundation, Wet Basement, Fieldstone Foundations, Poured Foundations, Rubberized Foundation coating, Residential Waterproofing, Commercial Waterproofing, residential Foundation repair, Commercial Foundation, Repair, Foundation repair Toronto, Waterproofing Toronto, Waterproofing Systems, French Drain Systems, Vapor Barriers, Exterior Foundation repair, Interior Foundation Repairs, Foundation Solutions,Wet Basement Toronto, Damp Basement
WEBSITE
http://www.aquashield.ca
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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