Landscape drainage systems & waterproofing services. Crawl space and landscape water drainage solutions, as well as soil stabilization methods



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Supporting Waterproofing Home Repair & Landscaping Drainage Services

Are you planning a basement foundation or landscaping waterproofing project and need professional support? Our experienced team provides expert waterproofing services to help your basement foundation, home, and landscape projects turn out successfully – we are your local lawn and yard drainage company serving Southern Ontario and surrounding regions.

Professional Landscape Waterproofing & More!

Our team of experts will design and install a landscape waterproofing system that is tailored to fit the individual needs of your landscape project. We specialize in concrete waterproofing, foundation waterproofing, retaining wall, crawl space and water drainage solutions, as well as soil stabilization methods to guarantee top-quality results for any landscaping project. Rest assured that we are experienced in all aspects of residential and commercial waterproofing and can give you the peace of mind knowing your project will be completed with quality workmanship and backed by a limited lifetime guarantee.

A beautiful landscape is a valuable addition to any home or commercial property. However, a poorly drained landscape or a yard that is not waterproofed can lead to several problems, including erosion, flooding, and damage to property.

Prevents Soil Erosion: One of the primary benefits of landscape drainage is that it prevents soil erosion. Erosion occurs when water flows over the ground and takes away soil particles with it. This can lead to the loss of topsoil, which is essential for healthy plant growth. A well-designed drainage system can prevent soil erosion by directing water away from the landscape and into a drainage system.

Prevents Flooding: Flooding can cause significant damage to a property, and it can be caused by heavy rain or snowmelt. A proper drainage system can prevent flooding by redirecting water away from the landscape and into a drainage system. This can help protect your property from damage and prevent water from seeping into your home or building.

Protects Your Property: Water damage can be expensive to repair, and it can cause significant damage to your property. Waterproofing your yard can help protect your property from water damage. A well-designed drainage system and waterproofing can prevent water from seeping into your home or building, which can cause mold, mildew, and structural damage.

Improves Landscape Health: A properly drained landscape can improve the health of your plants and trees. Excessive water can damage the roots of plants, which can stunt their growth and even kill them. A well-designed drainage system can ensure that your landscape receives the proper amount of water, preventing overwatering and underwatering.

Increases Property Value: A well-maintained landscape that is properly drained and waterproofed can increase the value of your property. Potential buyers are more likely to be interested in a property that has a beautiful landscape that is free from water damage and erosion.

In conclusion, landscape drainage and yard waterproofing offer several benefits to homeowners and commercial property owners. It prevents soil erosion, flooding, and protects your property from water damage. It can also improve the health of your landscape and increase the value of your property. Consider investing in a proper drainage system and waterproofing your yard to protect your property and enhance its value.

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Outdoor Drainage Solutions, Supporting Projects in Waterproofing and Home Repair

There are many supporting jobs we undertake like yard drainage problems, because we want satisfied customers and happy neighbourhoods.

Neighbours often walk by and review our teams working, then sometimes they stop and talk. In fact, on two consecutive days this summer, people approached us many, many times. First they brought quick questions, and we were glad to take a few seconds to answer. Further, a few asked if we could help them. And so finally, several inquiries opened new projects in Cobourg, Belleville and Brighton, in Northumberland, Ontario.

And so, we have the mission to aid home owners and their surrounding neighbourhoods. We solve problems related to driveways, water flow, damp-proofing and waterproofing. A neighbour requested us to review a leak from a depression in a driveway against the house. Another neighbour had a sagging eavestrough. It was disconnected from the house with water pooling and overflowing above where the concrete foundation had a crack. And yet another neighbour showed us a sump pump with very poor discharge performance. We resolved that by installing a new discharge system.

Indeed, in foundation waterproofing, projects often require additional considerations. Adjustment of stairs, or sometimes a removal of a basement wall, or removal of a patio concrete slab. Beyond these, according to home owner requests, we will look at other related needs. For example, when an estimator visits a site, he or she may consider needs involving cisterns, parging, fences, re-sealing asphalt, installing sonotubes where an old deck was torn down and home owner plans to rebuild a new deck, etcetera.

We provide quotes very quickly. Depending on team availability, our teams and equipment manager may assign a local parallel team within hours. We are pleased to provide our landscape drainage services in: Cobourg, Port Hope, Campbellford, Kingston, Belleville, Grafton, Colborne, Cramahe, Brighton, Trenton, Quinte West, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and surrounding areas.

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Supporting Projects in Landscape Waterproofing and Home Repair

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Highest Quality Lawn Drainage Services

We treat your home like our own, and strive to do our work with minimum disruption to you and your family.

Emergency Services

If you’re having an emergency, call us immediately to be prioritized for our backyard flooding solutions.

Simple Upfront Pricing

Get a free, no obligation quote from our expert estimators with no last minute surprises for landscape drainage systems & yard solutions.

Lifetime Warranty

All our lawn drainage work is backed by a lifetime warranty that is transferable should you choose to sell your house.


We offer backyard drainage systems, garden drainage, french drains, interior & exterior foundation wraps, core pours/fills, weeping tiles, basement crack repairs, landscape waterproofing, excavation and  other supporting services for home and business owners.

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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.


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.
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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