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Unfinished basement with water problems ranging from dampness to all-out flooding has been undertaken and completed by Kwaja waterproofing Alberta.

We have proven results for setting exceptional standards in cost control, planning, scheduling and project safety. We have experience that gives us a competitive advantage over others in our field to convert your basement into a living room, home office space, game room, and playroom.

If you are going to finish your basement, this is what we recommend to prepare it properly. If you already have finished basement, the majority of these precautions can still be considered.


The key to successful basement renovations is to plan, and using an effective strategies as provided below:

1.  Install an effective waterproofing system.

2.  Install a reliable sump pump with alarm and back-up system.

3.  Guard against floods from frozen sump discharge lines.

4.  Install a vapor barrier on the walls before you put up finished walls.

5.  Keep the floor warm, dry and comfortable.

6.  Protect against common plumbing leaks that ruin your finished basement.

7.  Dehumidify the space.

8.  Perform some basic exterior maintenance.


With over 15 years experience in completing unfinished basement, you can rely on us for your next basement project. We provide a professional basement finishing service and help add value to your home by providing extra living space without having to extend your building.

  • Financial Responsibility to Our Clients
  • Superior Quality and Craftsmanship
  • Quality and Value to the Projects We Deliver
  • Highest Standards in Cost Control
  • On Time and on Budget
  • Real Focus on Customer Satisfaction


  • What should I look for when choosing a contractor for my project?

    1. Hire a contractor that specializes in the specified work such as basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and so on, and this task must be professionally executed as needed. Disregard any form of personnel that claim to be jack of all trades.

    2.  Get some job references your prospective contractor had done in the past for evaluation and consideration purpose and ensure you ask specific questions relevant to the current task you are planning to work on.

    3. Ensure the contractor is licensed, insured and bonded.

  • Why finishing your basement is important?

    Basement finishing is a very important way you can return value to your property when done properly and you can do this by adding extra living space without building an extension to the existing foundation.

    You can easily take advantage of the space you already have and convert it to either family room, game room, gym space, home office or playroom.

  • How can I tell where the water in my property is coming from?

    Basement water intrusion have five major source, the joint between the foundation footing and the wall, windows, tiny spaces around the steel form ties from when the foundation walls were poured, cold poured joint in the walls and via the foundation cracks.

  • How can encapsulating your crawl space save you 20% on your energy cost?

    A house as usually believe likes “to breathe”, taking air from lower levels and expel it via upper levels. With this being done, the air gets into the crawl space and caries all the humidity of the dirt, thereby exposed the crawl space.

    This phenomenon causes an increased load (extra energy) on your heating and cooling systems since the air must be heated , cooled or dehumidified.

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