Basement flooding in Toronto is common problem for home owners. Due to the increasingly severe weather these past few years FloodMasters has helped hundreds of clients in Toronto and the GTA with flooded basement cleanup and restoration. FloodMasters can also help you take advantage of the city of Toronto subsidy to protect your basement from flooding.
But there are some proactive steps that a homeowner can take to protect their property from basement flooding and the city of Toronto wants to help! The city of Toronto offers up to $3,400 per property to install flood protection devices including a backwater valve, a sump pump, and pipe severance and capping of the home’s storm sewer or external weeping tile connection. This is great news for home owners in Toronto and FloodMasters can help!
To qualify for this subsidy it is important to choose the right contractor. FloodMasters qualifies and is licensed to perform the different types of eligible work. We hold a valid City of Toronto business license.
For your subsidy application to be eligible you need to meet the subsidy conditions. Read about them here: Subsidy Conditions
You can download the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program application form here.
Work that is eligible:
Backwater valve – Available subsidy = 80% of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $1,250 regardless of the number of devices installed at the property, including eligible labour, materials, permit and taxes.
Sump pump – Available subsidy = 80% of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $1,750 regardless of the number of devices installed at the property, including eligible labour, materials, permit and taxes.
Foundation drain (weeping tile) pipe severance and capping – Available subsidy = 80% of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $400 including eligible labour, materials and taxes.
To apply for the subsidy you need to first obtain a permit from the City of Toronto Building Division. After you complete the installation you need to request an inspection by the city for the completed work. Your third step is to complete the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program application form and mail the application in. City staff will review your application to determine if you are eligible.