Toronto Waterproofing Subsidies Make Home Basement Flood Protection More Affordable

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Many homeowners might not know it, but the City of Toronto offers up to $3200 in subsidies for basement waterproofing. These subsidies supplement the city's efforts to improve the overall water system by making it more affordable for homeowners to bring in companies like DryShield Water Solutions Corp. ( to install sump pumps and other waterproofing and drainage systems.

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Canadian homeowners faced increased levels of precipitation in recent years, challenging their drainage systems and exceeding the capacities of the city's drainage systems at times.

Ice and water penetration are common problems for Canadian homeowners. Basement water damage can threaten a home's structural integrity, making basement waterproofing a necessity to protect the home's lifespan. The City of Toronto offers consumers subsidies to assist with the cost of basement waterproofing systems to protect these structures.

Homeowners might be eligible for the subsidies after having basement waterproofing work completed by licensed Toronto waterproofing companies like DryShield Water Solutions Corp. An example subsidy available to homeowners is for sump pump installations, which are subsidized up to $1750.* Sump pump installations can be one element of a larger internal waterproofing and drainage system.

“Canadian homeowners faced increased levels of precipitation in recent years, challenging their drainage systems and exceeding the capacities of the city's drainage systems at times," said DryShield Water Solutions Corp. President, Jonathan McMahon. "When this happens water can back up and intrude upon the property of homeowners. Without effective waterproofing systems, those homeowners can face basement seepage and sometimes severe flooding."

DryShield Water Solutions Corp., a company specializing in waterproofing in the Greater Toronto Area, can assist homeowners with basement waterproofing solutions that are eligible for some of the available subsidies. Interested homeowners can take advantage of the company's free interactive estimates -- the first and only online quoting tool of this nature in the industry -- at

  • Subsidy details listed above include the maximum allowable subsidy per sump pump installation, based on an allowance of 80 percent of the invoiced cost of eligible materials, labour, and taxes. This and other waterproofing subsidies are available to owners of single-family, duplex, and triplex residential homes. This information comes from the City of Toronto's Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program brochure and application, and it was current as of the time of writing.

About DryShield Water Solutions Corp.

DryShield Water Solutions Corp. provides over 25 years of industry experience in Toronto waterproofing and is an IICRC certified company. The highest standards in waterproofing technology, materials, and methods ensure basement interiors and exteriors are protected against Canada's high threat of ice and water penetration. DryShield Water Solutions Corp. offers a 25 year transferable warranty on basement waterproofing solutions, giving customers greater peace of mind.

For more information about DryShield Water Solutions Corp., please visit or contact Jonathan McMahon a 1-800-277-5411.


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