1970 – 1975
GJ MacRae began specialization in below-grade concrete waterproofing, originally conceptualized from flat-roof industrial applications. Our techniques and know-how come from understanding structure.
1975 – 1985
John and Noreen MacRae welcome three children into the world, and although times we’re tough in the early years they always found a way to make ends meet. GJ MacRae slowly begins to gain traction.
1985 – 1995
The kids become involved on weekends, helping Dad cleanup job-sites (while studying the trade and nibbling on timbits). Gavin shows a keen interest in masonry, and the seeds begin to grow.
1995 – 2000
GJ MacRae becomes a complete full service foundation repair company, specializing in basement waterproofing, structural repairs and underpinning. The kids work on crews during the summer, and their collective interest expands.
2000 – 2005
More advanced, specialized projects become attractive as our expertise and experience grows. Platon drainage board replaces tintest, weeping tile detail changes within the OBC, John transitions to sales and Gavin starts his first crew.
2005 – 2018
40 years pass since the seeds were planted, and the mighty oak continues to grow. GJ MacRae leads the industry in all phases of below-grade waterproofing, structural foundation repair, underpinning and heritage foundation restoration.