Checklist

Please use this list to ensure that Contractors submitting a quote can provide you the same information made readily available by Watertite, and that they follow the same required steps. Also, remember it’s important to actually see license numbers and insurance certificates – its not good enough to hear “Oh, yes we have that…”

  • Metro License which includes foundation waterproofing and drainage work
  • WSIB Account Number and Contact Person
  • Liability Insurance Certificate that includes waterproofing coverage¬†(a copy should be readily provided which outlines a policy number and insurer).
  • Are they members of the Greater Toronto Home Builders Association or the Better Business Bureau and can they provide verification
  • Do they call for “stake-outs” (locating of all utilities; gas, hydro, cable phone etc. as required by law)
  • References with valid names and addresses
  • Do they provide a full detailed written warranty made available during the estimating phase
  • Do they provide a detailed estimate package followed by a full contract with a fair payment schedule
  • Are you dealing with a pushy salesperson whose asking you to sign a contract and provide a deposit before they leave
  • Do they specialize in waterproofing or are they a drain company or General Contractor that provides a waterproofing service
  • Will they use their own crew for the work or do they sub-contract
  • Are the jobs supervised or are men just dropped off at the site and left unattended each day without quality control or management
  • Do they take photos of the work; before, during and after
  • Is a completion time frame provided and is the work completed in consecutive days
  • Are they readily available by phone and able to return calls the same day or are you dealing with an answering service
  • Are they a franchise selling products provided by an American distributor
  • Do they have a website that can provide you with additional information
  • How long have they been in the business with the same address and phone number
  • Are they using Ontario Building Code recognized products such as the Delta-Ms membrane or poor substitutes