established in 1958
My father Antonio Scarfone emigrated from Italy in 1952 & brought his family over in 1954 settling in Windsor, Ontario. The economy was bad, unable to find work, he went into business in 1958 doing cement work. I Santo being the only son started working with him from the start. He did quite well & retired in 1968. At that time I was in law school & realized law was not for me & took over the family business doing cement work, home improvements & wet basements inside as well as outside.
In the 1970's I experimented using drainage hose to drain basement blocks to the inside weeping tile. This method proved inadequate so by trial and error I developed and patented a drainage flashing and in 1982 received Canadian & US Patent # 4333281 basement wall drainage molding. When Delta & Platon membranes came into use, we started using these membranes for inside drainage use as they were ideal for finished walls providing higher block protection than our drainage flashing. Our drainage flashing looked neater for unfinished walls but membrane was ideal for finished walls.
As older homes are using home inspection services before selling their homes, we are seeing an increase not only in wet basement repair but also in buckled wall repairs. In response to the high cost of buckled wall reinforcing straps: we developed our own version of wall reinforcing straps under the supervision of our structural engineer.
Today our business consists of 75% wet basement repair both inside as well as outside repair & 25% construction work.
We are members of the BBB & LaSalle Business Association and have developed a good repution not only with thousands of our customers as well as Real Estate and home inspectors who often call us for our opinions.