Renco Home Improvements2023-05-04T21:57:47+00:00
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Get Peace of Mind with Ottawa’s Most Trusted Foundation Repair Contractor

Meet Renco, Ottawa homeowners’ choice for trusted advice, quality work, and service since 2002.


Foundation Crack Repair

Ottawa’s freeze and thaw cycle can damage the foundation of your home.

Handyman Repair Service

We provide professional handyman repair services to help homeowners with small jobs.


Bathroom Renovation

Adding a new or updating an old bathroom adds value to your home.


Foundation Crack Repair

Ottawa’s freeze and thaw cycle can damage the foundation of your home.


Basement Waterproofing

Basement leaks are very common in spring for Ottawa homeowners.

Foundation Inspections

Professional foundation inspections to identify issues and solutions.

Since 2002 we’ve built a strong reputation as a trusted high-quality Ottawa renovation company.


Get Professional Advice on Your Project or Repair

Start by speaking directly with Renco Owner Terry Fraser.

Renco Home Improvement is one of Ottawa’s most trusted foundation repair contractors. For over 20 years, we have provided a full range of renovation and foundation repair services, including basement waterproofing, foundation crack repair, bathroom renovations, and basement renovations. Each of our projects is backed by a transferrable warranty signed-off by owner Terry Fraser, so you can feel comfortable with the quality of workmanship and materials.


Need Foundation Repair Help?

Foundation cracks
Basement leaks
Exterior basement waterproofing
Mold & moisture damage
Basement windows

Planning a Renovation?

Finished basements
Inlaw suite renovation
Extend front entranceways
New bathroom installation
Exterior home additions

Explore examples of our recent projects

We take pride in all jobs, no matter how small or large, and each is backed by the Renco Home Warranty.

Natalie GashNatalie Gash
15:22 26 Jan 24
Renco was extremely professional to deal with. Terry in particular responded to my email inquiry quickly, came out to assess the work. I had the quote by the end of the day, and his very talented and detail oriented team member, Blair repaired all the drywall issues.Renco was tasked with fixing the mistakes another company had made to my basement repair work after some water damage. I couldn’t be happier with the service, speediness and quality of work from Renco.I will recommend them to anyone and I would absolutely like them to do more work in the future at my home.
Tarik AouadTarik Aouad
13:12 29 Oct 23
Terry was extremely responsive, and gave a very good explanation of options and work to be done. I unfortunately forgot the name of the tech that did the crack repair, but they were very friendly, thorough, and explained the how/what/why of each step of the repair.Most important, I was told several times that RenCo 1000% stands by their work, and to not hesitate to reach out if I had any concerns or if anything comes up.RenCo also does home improvement/renovations, and we just might contract them for this too, thanks to our good experience with the crack repair.
Naomi KlassenNaomi Klassen
17:25 24 Aug 23
Terry is knowledgeable, quick to respond to emails, and charges a fair rate for his work. We have hired his team twice now and would hire them again.
Ben GlobermanBen Globerman
14:33 05 Aug 23
I’ve worked with Renco twice now, first in late fall when I had a surprise leak and needed a quick interior patch and again in the summer with an exterior follow up. I received a number of quotes but found Terry’s to be the clearest in terms of the required work, with a scaleable job that met my needs. Both times I worked with Terry he and the team were super reliable and communicative. Many of the other foundation quotes I got didn’t provide this level of communication or seemed to care about diagnosing the issue. We had a number of questions about the impacts of the work and all were addressed clearly. No waiting around and the job itself went very smoothly. He also threw in free landscaping which was really appreciated. Thanks again Terry and to your team, we’re super happy with the job!
Laura HughesLaura Hughes
18:36 31 May 23
Excellent and timely service at a very fair price.Terry found the crack nobody could find and sent someone to repair it within a week. It was in a tight spot behind my furnace, which required disassembly. He got an HVAC guy out to disassemble and reassemble the ductwork when he was done. Ty, the technician, did a beautiful repair job, and a perfect clean up. It looks way better than it did even before all of this happened. I'm so happy with the service and the rapport with Terry and all his contractors.Recommend 100%.
Gilles MorierGilles Morier
13:06 17 May 23
We worked with Renco Home Improvements to repair a small foundation crack in our unfinished basement which had just started leaking and which needed to be repaired from inside the house. The job required removal of drywall and insulating materials in order to access the full length of the crack. Terry, the owner, responded very quickly to our request and scheduled the work very promptly. Ty, the technican, did a great job. He explained the process every step of the way and was very methodical in executing the work. All went very smoothly and once the crack was properly repaired, Ty replaced all insulating materials and drywall and left the whole work area very clean. It was a pleasure to work with Ty and we are very happy with both the process and outcomes. We won’t hesitate to work with Renco again.
John BJohn B
01:08 12 May 23
Very happy with the whole service! I had a basement foundation crack repaired quickly effectively and with very polite and capable craftsperson.I Highly recommend, easy to work with and prompt service at a great price. Thanks Reno!
Max LMax L
23:47 18 Apr 23
Over the course of a basement reno, we discovered two basement walls that were bowing from hydrostatic pressure. We contacted a few companies and Terry was the most responsive from the get go in working with us and an engineer to identify a practical solution that was cost-effective.Terry's crew showed up everyday during the repair process and he was extremely responsive throughout. Dealing with a problem of this type for the first time as homeowners, he was always available to answer our questions and provided clear explanations.
Vanya MehVanya Meh
00:05 05 Dec 22
Terry is very patient. He explained what the procedure was for repairing cracks in the foundation of my home. The quote I was given was accurate and so easy to pay with an e-transfer. The workers that came into my home were professional and explained what they were doing. They worked quietly and cleanly. 100% recommendation of RENCO.
Ken HorneKen Horne
18:21 13 Oct 22
Terry is a totally professional and knowledgeable repair specialist. As opposed to other companies that want to up-sell when doing foundation repair, Terry performed a prompt and totally thorough inspection, identifying the specific foundation repair needed, provided loads of information, and answered all our questions. The repair was done promptly and professionally by one of his courteous and knowledgeable technicians. We super recommend Renco for your foundation problems.
Jet ChanJet Chan
20:19 19 May 22
I would like to thank Terry for his professionalism in his quick response to do an initial inspection and the valuable advice provided to me. My problem was not as serious as I had initially thought. Terry provided detailed information regarding his assessment of the issue, some repair actions I can do myself, and transparent cost breakdown in-case the issue develops further. I won't hesitate to request his services again in the future and refer him to my friends.
Tunde AribidoTunde Aribido
18:55 23 Aug 21
RENCO HOME IMPROVEMENTRenco Home Improvements (Renco) just completed a basement foundation repair work on our company’s Industrial unit where we had a basement flooding problem.Terry was professional in his approach. I gave his company a call and left a message. Terry called me back to make an appointment to view the property. After Inspection, he gave me a quote with an estimated time for completion.Thought there was a slight delay in starting, Renco did a great job within the estimated time frame and on budget and left the property in a clean state.I would happily recommend Renco for consideration by anyone looking to have work done on their foundation.
Vincent YeungVincent Yeung
15:23 23 Aug 21
Terry and his crew repaired my basement crack in 2019 and issued a life-time warranty certification on the job they have done. In 2021, there was an issue around the same area and Terry was able to honor the warranty and repaired the issue. Blair was very friendly and has done a great job to address the issue promptly.
Alessandro SavoneAlessandro Savone
17:23 17 Aug 21
Terry came by for a look at my basement today and was very honest regarding what work needed (or in my case didn’t) need to be done. Didn’t pressure me and answered any questions I had, even gave me some advice on how to handle some minor issues myself. Appreciated his transparency and taking the time to come personally.
Mark PioroMark Pioro
16:00 16 Apr 21
Terry's team quickly and effectively repaired a leaking poured foundation corner by epoxy injection.
Ron KerrRon Kerr
16:39 13 Feb 21
I called Renco for advice on repairing multiple foundation cracks in my basement. I was concerned about structural foundation issues. Terry came to inspect the cracks and provided options for repair.The foundation repair job was done the next week and I have had no issues since. Happy with the service.
Stephen SterlingStephen Sterling
22:23 05 Jan 21
Renco just finished repairing some water leaks in my kitchen nook area and crack in my basement foundation. Terry is the face of the company, very friendly, knowledgeable and overall amazing to deal with. His crew was extremely courteous, meticulous and professional. Having lived in my house 13 years with this problem from the start, both the builder and another contractor could not figure out the problem causing the leak. Terry did a quick inspection, found the problem, fixed the area leaking and recommended a wait period to ensure no more water entered. His crew repaired all the interior damaged areas beyond expectations.
Mark LambertMark Lambert
20:40 13 Feb 20
Happy with results. Terry was knowledgeable and explained the entire foundation crack repair process. Renco technicians were professional, tidy and fast. Thanks Renco~Mark

Frequently asked questions

We meet with hundreds of Ottawa homeowners each year. Here are some of the most common questions they ask:

Do repair projects and new renovations come with a warranty?2019-03-16T17:14:41+00:00

Yes, all projects are covered by Renco’s transferable warranty program so you can be confident in your investment.

Plus if you sell your home the warranty is transferred to the next owner.


Is the Renco written job quote the same as our final bill?2019-02-14T20:31:20+00:00

Yes it is (providing you don’t decide on additional work or changes). A Renco estimator will visit your proposed renovation site and discuss the project with you. We then provide a written estimate that exactly details the work we will do and what materials we will use.

Is a City of Ottawa building permit required?2019-06-07T19:27:19+00:00

In Ottawa, a building permit is usually required to renovate, demolish, construct or make permanent changes to the use of your home. Examples of projects requiring a building permit include:

  • Load-bearing structures
  • Plumbing updates
  • Electrical changes
  • Major home additions

Getting a building permit is for your safety and ensures that all work passes safety standards, keeping your home insurable.

We work with you to make the building permits process go smooth.  We have done successfully hundreds of times and can prevent roadblocks that slow your project done.

For more information visit the City of Ottawa’s “Building Permits and Renovating” webpage. 



Another contractor gave us a lower quote. Why is yours higher?2019-01-15T21:35:35+00:00

Our job quote is our final price (see above), removing the possibility of “creeping” costs as the work proceeds. A Renco quote comes from a trained professional—it isn’t “loaded” to get the job (unfortunately, less scrupulous contractors will quote on a job knowing full well that the project will require extra costs that the homeowner doesn’t have much choice but to pay once the job is underway).

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What’s the next step?

Get a no-obligation estimate for your next home improvement project.

Getting started is simple: just call our Ottawa office today at (613) 859-2228. During first call we will set up a free appointment where you can get design ideas, cost estimates and timelines.

Get a job estimate today.

Planning a project? Fixing a repair? Get Renco to provide an in-person consultation today.

Email Renco

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