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Foundation Repairs, Basement Cracks & Waterproofing


We Provide Guaranteed Solutions For Cracked House Foundations and Leaky Basements

We offer interior & exterior foundation wraps, core pours, basement crack repairs, landscape waterproofing, excavation and other supporting services for home and business owners.

We’re not just your average basement foundation and crack repair company for Southern Ontario.

For over 30 years, we’ve been a trusted partner in the wet basement solutions industry, providing home and business owners in Southern Ontario with an affordable and reliable way to get their leaky basements under control.

We specialize in hairline and structural basement cracks, as well as wet basement solutions that include underpinning and interior/exterior basement waterproofing wraps.

We are experienced with all kinds of homes—single-family, multifamily, and commercial—and we’ll work closely with you to make sure that your needs are met. Our team is dedicated to helping you find a solution that fits your situation and budget.

Home Foundation and Basement Waterproofing Services: Protecting Your Property Against Water Damage

The foundation of your home is one of the most important aspects of your property. It provides stability and support to the entire structure and serves as the base for everything else that is built on top of it. But the foundation is also vulnerable to water damage, which can weaken its structure and compromise the safety and stability of your home.

Fortunately, there are several home foundation and basement waterproofing services available that can help protect your property against water damage. These services include landscape drainage systems, waterproofing, basement excavation, foundation waterproofing membranes, foundation repair, basement waterproofing, concrete repair, crawlspace drainage, foundation wall repair, and wet and leaky basement solutions.

Landscape Drainage System: A Vital Component of Home Foundation Protection

One of the most effective ways to prevent water damage to your foundation is by installing a landscape drainage system. A properly designed landscape drainage system will redirect water away from your home’s foundation and towards designated areas of your property where it can be safely absorbed or drained away.

There are several types of landscape drainage systems available, including French drains, weeping tiles, and lawn and yard drainage. A professional excavating contractor can help you determine which type of landscape drainage system is best suited for your property based on the slope and layout of your land, the amount of rainfall your area receives, and other factors.

Waterproofing: Protecting Your Basement Against Water Damage

Waterproofing is another vital component of home foundation protection. It involves the application of waterproofing membranes and other products to the exterior and/or interior of your basement walls and floors to prevent water from seeping in.

Exterior waterproofing is often recommended for homes with significant water infiltration issues. This involves excavating around the foundation and applying a waterproof coating to the exterior walls. Interior waterproofing, on the other hand, involves applying a waterproof coating or membrane to the interior walls and floors of the basement.

Basement Excavation: Addressing Foundation Issues

In some cases, a wet or leaky basement may be a symptom of a larger foundation issue. Basement excavation may be required to address these issues. This involves removing the soil around the foundation and repairing any damage to the foundation walls or footings.

Foundation Repair: Fixing Structural Damage

If your foundation has suffered structural damage due to water infiltration, foundation repair may be necessary. This can involve several different techniques, including poured concrete foundation repair, foundation wall repair, and crawlspace drainage.

Concrete Repair: Fixing Cracks and Other Damage

Cracks and other damage to concrete surfaces can also contribute to water infiltration and compromise the stability of your home’s foundation. Concrete repair services can address these issues and help prevent further damage.

Wet and Leaky Basement Solutions: Resolving Basement Water Issues

If you’re experiencing water infiltration in your basement, there are several wet and leaky basement solutions available to help resolve the issue. These may include installing a sump pump or drain system, repairing cracks in the foundation, or applying waterproofing membranes.

Protecting Your Home’s Foundation and Basement Against Water Damage

Water damage can have serious consequences for the structural integrity of your home’s foundation and the safety and well-being of your family. Fortunately, there are several home foundation and basement waterproofing services available to help protect your property against water damage.

If you’re experiencing water infiltration in your basement or suspect foundation damage, it’s important to seek professional help as soon as possible. A qualified excavating contractor or foundation repair specialist can assess the extent of the damage and recommend the best course of action to protect your home and your family.

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Exterior basement foundation waterproofing wrap
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Residential & Commercial Services

We provide custom foundation repair solutions tailored to your home and specific issues

If you’re looking for basement foundation experts, we’re the ones to call. We’ve been in the business for decades, and we know exactly what it takes to get your foundation back on track.

We offer complete foundation repair services, including:

– Wet Leaky Basements

– Shifting Foundations

– Cracked Walls, Floors & Ceilings

Trusted By Hundreds Of Residential & Commercial Owners
Our company is verified and recommended by HomeStars

Perfect scores! Our clients recommend us to their family and friends. We avarage 10/10 client testimonials on Homestars and 5/5 stars on Google reviews

Limited lifetime warranty on all our work

We do things right the first time, and we proudly stand behind the quality of our work. All our work is backed up with a limited lifetime warranty

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We offer wet basement solutions and basement foundation crack repair services for all kinds of problems, including leaky basements, hairline and structural basement cracks, underpinning, and more.

DoneRite Basement Foundation and Crack Repair is a family-owned business that has been helping homeowners in Southern Ontario for more than 30 years. Our goal is to provide you with the best basement waterproofing solutions and basement foundation crack repair services possible, so that you can enjoy your home exactly as it was meant to be enjoyed. We know how important your home is to you, and we want to help ensure that it stays in perfect condition.

We’re also proud to be one of the few companies in the area that offers hairline crack repair. Hairline cracks are small cracks that are often mistaken for dirt or grout stains on concrete flooring. These types of cracks are usually caused by settling or shifting foundation soils beneath your home’s structure, which can be very dangerous if left untreated! DoneRite specializes in repairing these types of cracks quickly and effectively so they don’t cause any further damage or foundation settlement issues for you down the line.

Services - Interior Waterproof Basement Wraps

Interior Waterproof Foundation Wraps

We can help you make your house beautiful and functional again with our interior basement waterproof foundation membrane wrap services. You’ll have a basement that’s not only dry and leak-free, but also beautiful and well-protected from the elements.

Services - Exterior Waterproof Basement Wraps


Exterior foundation waterproofing is a process that involves applying a waterproofing membrane or wrap to the exterior of your foundation. This membrane will act as a barrier against moisture and help prevent leaks from entering your basement. It can also be used to repair existing cracks in conjunction with sealing them with an injection of concrete or epoxy.

Services - Interior And Exterior Basement Foundation Crack Repairs

Interior / Exterior Foundation Crack Repairs

Cracks in the foundation of your home can be a sign of a larger problem—one that could lead to more serious damage down the road. If you suspect that your foundation is damaged, it’s important to address it as soon as possible.

We know that when it comes to your home, you want the best. And that’s why we’re proud to offer a full suite of foundation repair and basement waterproofing services to help you keep your home in top shape.

Services - Basement Foundation Core Pour


Whether you need to strengthen your foundation, repair a crack, or waterproof the entire area, we make it our mission to deliver quality workmanship and excellent customer service.

Our services include:

– Core pour to strengthen your foundation
– Foundation repair
– Basement waterproofing
– Foundation crack repair
– Landscape/yard/lawn drainage and waterproofing.

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We have over 30 years of experience in the landscape waterproofing industry and we’re fully licensed by all relevant state agencies. Our commitment to exceptional service doesn’t stop when we leave your home; as lifelong homeowners ourselves, we take pride in helping others enjoy their homes as much as we do ours.

Heavy duty equipment for foundation waterproofing and basement crack repair

Mini-ex & Backhoe Loader, CONCRETE, SOIL WORK & EXCAVATION

We offer everything from soil excavation and foundation repair to basement waterproofing and more. Our team will work with you to make sure that your home is structurally sound before moving forward with any repairs or renovations.


Why People Trust DoneRite Solutions

We treat each of our clients homes like our own. Our clients recommend us to their family and friends

Professional Service

Our friendly staff always strive to fix your foundation problems with minimal disruption to your daily life

Expert Staff

We have been doing this for a long time and are great at what we do.

Upfront Pricing

No last minute surprises surprises on your bill.

Emergency Services

If you’re having an emergency, call us immediately to be prioritized


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We treat your home like our own, and take the greatest care of your property we can.

Fully Insured

Our projects are covered by a high industry standard insurance policy.


Our company is fully vetted and endorsed by HomeStars for the quality of our basement waterproofing work

Lifetime Warranty

We take great pride in our work and offer a limited lifetime warranty to back it up

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Cracks And Leaks Can Occur


Tie rod holes in basement walls are created by the 5/8” rods used to hold the steel forms together during the original foundation pouring of your basement. After the concrete has cured, the rods are disassembled and when they are removed, holes are left that go straight through your foundation.


Problems can also occur if window wells were not properly fastened to the wall. During the winter, when the ground freezes and swells, it may eventually push the window well upwards causing the earth to flow underneath the well and into the drain.


Problems can also occur if window wells were not properly fastened to the wall. During the winter, when the ground freezes and swells, it may eventually push the window well upwards causing the earth to flow underneath the well and into the drain.

A beam pocket is a recessed space designed to hold the end of an intersecting beam in a concrete wall, a masonry wall, or a column. Beam pockets in exterior structures are often subject to water leakage.
Honeycomb is a rough and stony surface that appears on concrete when there are air voids between the course and the aggregate. This happens when insufficient fine material gets into the concrete mixture due to poor mixing or incorrect aggregate grading.
Between your sump pump and the discharge line, there’s a valve that opens and closes to let water out of the pump. If the valve isn’t working properly, it will send the water back into your home. This is one of the most common reasons that sump pumps collect standing water.
Mortar issues allow leaks to occur in two ways: in the space between the mortar and the brick or through the mortar itself. Bricks too can be the source of the leak, as they’re considered porous.

Cracks up to 25mm wide could be a sign of structural damage and should be inspected and repaired by a professional. Very severe – any crack above 25mm in width indicates serious structural damage and will need major repair work, which could include underpinning and rebuilding.

Sewer leaks under a basement floor often appear in homes built before the late 1970s. This is due to a characteristic of a material found in older plumbing systems; cast iron.
Small to medium-sized cracks in your basement floor are natural and should not worry you. These do not indicate a larger problem. Cracks greater than 1/8 of an inch wide will require sealing with masonry and concrete-specific elastomeric caulking sealant.
Drainage issues around a home’s foundation, including poor grading, overflowing gutters, short downspouts, or clogged window wells can all cause water to pool near the foundation.
Interior basement foundation waterproofing wrap
Interior foundation waterproofing plastic lining
Exterior excavation exposing basement foundation
Cutting into basement foundation


Basement Foundation Leaks & Cracks FAQ

Below you’ll find common foundation issues and how we fix them


Are cracks in house foundations common?

Cracks in poured concrete foundations are very common and are a natural result of the foundation settling. The concrete also tends to shrink slightly in the curing process. Most of the time minor cracks don’t present any problems but if the cracks get too large over time, they will allow water to penetrate your basement, and can be indicative of more serious structural problems.

Does every foundation crack leak?
No, but any crack that spans the entirety of your basement wall has the potential to leak. Even minor foundation cracks that don’t presently leak can leak in the future if they get worse. If a crack leaks once, it will certainly leak again in the future.
Are foundation cracks serious?
The good news is that most hairline cracks are not serious and can easily be repaired quickly and easily as long as they are only hairline cracks and don’t run horizontally or diagonally along your house foundation, or if the cracks are larger than 1/8″ or 3.175 millimetres. These are often a sign of structual issues that should be addressed immediately to prevent further damage and increase the total cost of the repairs.
What causes foundation cracks?

More often than not, there is no single factor that causes foundation cracks, but rather a combination of factors:

Movement or Settlement: all foundations settle or move over time as the earth below is compressed, shrinks or shifts. This is normal and the foundation usually settles uniformly as a whole. However if the settlement is uneven, it can cause serious cracks over time.

Soil Expansion: in certain areas, the soil contains more a high concentration of clay (also called absorptive clay) – this type of soil swells much more with moisture, and thus increases its volume significantly, causing enough pressure to cause the foundation to move or even crack.

Extreme Weather: very hot summers and extremely cold winters can cause larger than usual shifts in the ground. The cycles of very dry summers (where the ground shifts away from the foundation) coupled with unusually cold winters (where the ground freezes and expands) can put undue pressure on your house foundation. These repeated cycles of contraction and expansion can lead to cracks in your basement foundation.

Shrinkage During Curing: This happens early in the lifecycle of your home. If pourd concrete foundation dries too quicly, it can lead to small hairline cracks which coupled with the above factors can lead to larger cracks.

What if my basement is finished?
If you have drywall, wallpaper or panelling that you’re not eager to have removed, it’s often possible to have the foundation crack repaired from the outside.


Can concrete foundations be repaired?
Yes they can! But before we start any repair, we have to know what caused the problem in the first place. Our expert estimators use state of the art thermal imaging systems that identify problematic areas that are invisible to the naked eye. We then do the necessary prep work, then proceed with a repair that solves your unique poured concrete foundation problems. If we don’t get to the root of it, the issue may reoccur.
Can concrete foundations be repaired?
We start by evaluating whether the damage is superficial or structural. We further ascertain whether the damage is local or widespread over a larger area. Then we check whether the supporting/reinforcing steel is corroded or damaged in any way. We also put our state of the art thermal imaging system to work to identify areas where heat may be escaping which could further be an indicator of deeper cracks that haven’t reached the surface yet.
Concrete crack injections
We can permanently fix your basement foundation leaks and cracks with low pressure crack injection using epoxy or polyurethane foam material. This method is highly cost effective and can be done quickly and with minimum disruption. First we install injection ports so that the epoxy or polyurethane can make its way into the crack. Then we seal the surface of the exposed crack using an epoxy adhesive. We then fill the crack with polyurethane foam or an epoxy, depending on the type of crack.
Interior waterproof basement wraps
We expose your foundation walls from the inside in order to repair any cracks, holes or other damage before installing a waterproof membrane and drainage system to keep the water, moisture, mold and mildew out of your basement.
Exterior waterproof basement wraps
We expose the foundation of your home from the outside, identify any cracks, holes, or other repairs that may be needed to stop water from leaking into your home. Once the necessary repairs are made, we will install a waterproof outside membrane that will not only protect your foundation, but also dissipate any water and divert it into a drainage system, ensuring your basement stays dry.


Fully Satisfied And Happy Customers

Our clients love us! We overwhelmingly average perfect scores on both our Google and Homestars reviews. The vast majority of our clients would happily recommend us to their family and friends.



The guys from DoneRite have saved an old guy a lot of grief. Their work was fast and very clean, getting into and out of the basement, and keeping my shelves protected.

They were friendly, knowledgable. When on breaks, they helped me understand some of their work.

No more up and down stairs emptying buckets every day, and my sleep is peaceful now.

Henry - DoneRite Foundation waterproofing and crack repair testimonial
Project: Interior Full Basement Waterproof Membrane Wrap
- Henry
Stirling, Ontario


The DoneRite team was masterful, I highly recommended them!

We bought our home in 2015. It had waterproofing previously, but was limited, we had more work done years ago. The extra work was effective but not covering our whole house. Sadly, more leaks, and more complicated.

I tried to learn enough before they came to do an estimate. They provided a quote covering both outside and inside and explained a technique to connect both wraps I had not heard of when looking up waterproofing.

Juliet - DoneRite Foundation waterproofing and crack repair testimonial
Project: Exterior Waterproof Membrane Wrap
- Juliet & Jason
Kingston, Ontario


A window well filled with water, and then leaked, like Niagara Falls, in May.

The crew at DoneRite excavated and repaired a crack within a few days of my call.

You guys are amazing. Thank you!

Kieth - DoneRite Foundation waterproofing and crack repair testimonial
Project: Interior & Exterior Basement Foundation Crack Repairs
- Keith
Warkworth, Ontario


We really appreciate your team.

We thought the problem would go away, but the spring rains this year have forced us, and we are very pleased in the work you've done.

We will recommend you to everyone!!!

Tabatha from Cobourg - Testimonial
Project: Interior Waterproof Membrane Wrap
- Tabatha
Cobourg, Ontario