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Todd reminds homeowners of his process to a waterproofing mentality.

 

The process starts with making sure that the water stays outside, and usually starts out first thing with your sump pump. Your sump's job is to drain water outside from the sump pit in your basement, but there are more ways to keep your home dry in the first place.

 

We're all about the eaves! Make sure they're cleared out and that water can flow unimpeded into your downspouts. Then, you can also add downspout extensions to push your water out even further; the goal is to keep it away from the perimiter of your house.

It's not always a one-home game, either! Often your property's waterproofing will be affected by your neighbours' properties as well. Check with them to make sure that your surface runoff is going somewhere that works for all of you.

 

The real key, however, according to Todd, is to "be aware of where the water runs when it's raining."

 

"What does that mean? Yeah, you have to go outside when it's raining with an umbrella to walk around the perimeter of your house because a lot of times it's two or three subtle things that add up to a problem [...] it's hard to visualize those little subtleties unless you actually witness them."

 

 

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Todd was on CTVNews, along with the newly engaged Matt and Catherine, who found water in their basement the same day they got engaged. Watch their stories here:

 

How to Flood-Proof Your Home | CTV News.

 

From the video:

 

A report from the University of Waterloo shows that the effects of flooding go deeper than your pocket. It states,

 

“When we spoke to people, they all systematically documented, one after the other, that this is the worst experience of their lives, they never want to go through something like this.”

 

Whether a first-time homeowner, or someone who’s been living in their space for years, there are many steps to ensure that flooding doesn’t happen.

 

“Make sure that your eavestroughs are functioning properly. As part of that, go for a walk around the home when it’s raining so that you can see where your water is flowing.”

 

It’s crucial to ensure that your sump pumps are serviced and working, to avoid any pooling in case you do spring a leak!

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Pre-Signing foundation inspections

 

* TCS will identify any waterproofing deficiencies before they become an issue at the negotiating table.

 

* TCS will provide written recommendations to give Sellers and Buyers "peace of mind' with their foundation.

 

* Priority Inspection Status - Tell TCS that the "Home is going up for Sale" and receive a priority appointment.

 

* Don't allow a foundation repair to hold up the SALE of your home.

 

* Early detection of any waterproofing issue is key to a smooth HOME SALE.

 

Diagnostic Inspection Fee: $125 plus HST ( held on credit towards any repairs TCS is hired to complete within 12 months)

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Thank you to our valued customers who took the time to vote The Crack Specialists #1 Waterproofing Company in this year's Record Reader Awards - We are committed to providing our communities with the Best Waterproofing Service "ONE CRACK AT A TIME"!!!!

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Pre-signing foundation inpsections

 

* TCS will identify any waterproofing deficiencies before they become YOUR PROBLEM.

 

* TCS will provide written recommendations - giving you a COMPREHENSIVE

understanding of any concerns with the foundation.

 

* Priority Inspection Status - Tell TCS that the "Home is for Sale" and receive a priority appointment.

 

* Early detection of any waterproofing issue is key to a smooth HOME SALE.

 

* Don't buy "someone's waterproofing problem" - BUYER BEWARE - get information you need before you sit down at the bargaining table.

 

Diagnostic Inspection Fee: $125 plus HST ( held on credit towards any repairs TCS is hired to complete within 12 months)

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Click the link below to check out quick tips by Todd Martin on how to protect your home during this Spring Thaw.

 

https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/v...

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