Spring Thaw, Spring Rain, and Wet Basements!

With warmer weather in the forecast and spring on its way it will be that time of year again when there is an abundance of water in the ground from melting snow and spring rain.

Having a wet leaky basement is a very unpleasant surprise, especially when you have a finished basement and it looks like you have a lake in your home and the water won’t stop coming in.

You may be frustrated and saying “The basement never leaked before!” and “What’s going on?”.

In the spring, ground water tables are a lot higher than normal and water can enter your basement through the smallest crack in a foundation wall.  You are also at risk if you have an older home and the foundation has not been waterproofed.

At Demers Masonry, we can help you protect your home and your family from water in your basement.  We can diagnose the source of your leaking foundation and provide a free estimate to waterproof your foundation.  We use the most up to date waterproofing products.  Call us today at 613-735-8266 or contact us through our website at demersmasonry.ca


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$5,000 Grant Emergency Minor Home Repairs Renfrew County Housing

Low-income home owners who are at risk of being homeless can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 for emergency minor home repairs through Renfrew County Housing.  If your home is unsafe and you do not have the funds to pay for repairs, you can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 by completing the application form at the County of Renfrew website.  The grants must be approved by Renfrew County Housing and are provided on a first come first serve basis.

Some limitations apply for the grant such as the household income must be lower than $60,000 and the value of the home must be lower than $175,000.

The grant will cover home repairs such as:

  •  Furnace or oil tank
  •  Water and sewer pumps
  •  Electrical
  •  Roof
  •  Chimney
  •  Home safety

For more information contact Carol Neill, General Manager, Renfrew County Housing Corporation 1-855-432-6450 or 613-432-3679.