The Basement Flooding Protection (BFP) subsidy program was launched on May 3, 2011, by the Windsor City Council. The program extends financial support to homeowners to install flood protection devices such as sump pumps and backwater valves on their property. The financial subsidy is available for installing a sump pump and/or backwater valve and disconnecting foundation drains from the floor drain.
The City Council has also introduced a special provision that allows the applicants to ‘fast-track’ their subsidy approval process, further easing the rebate disbursement for homeowners. Get all the information you need on the subsidy application process below. Also, please don’t hesitate to contact Brookdale Basement Solutions for any questions you may have and to get a free estimate.
Here’s how the subsidy process works:
As your contractor, we are required to obtain a permit for the job from the City and will commence the work upon permit receipt.
Our team will submit pre-construction photos of the area needing work along with a pre-condition assessment form.
We also provide the homeowner with an estimate outlining the amount covered by the City and the balance amount to be settled by the customer.
A final inspection by the City will be performed to ensure that the work done meets code.
Upon approval of the final inspection, the payment due will be cleared, and the invoice will be generated.
To receive the subsidy, we must submit all paperwork, including the paid invoice, signed estimates and your signed Acknowledgement of Responsibility and Liability Waiver, to the City of Windsor.
Homeowners living in the City of Windsor who don't owe any amount to the City in the form of back taxes or overdue payments are eligible to apply for the subsidy. The subsidy amount is limited to a maximum of $2,800 per property:
Backwater valve(s) installation - Up to 80% of the cost ($1,000 maximum)
Sump pump installation with sump pump overflow and disconnect floor drains - Up to 80% of the cost ($1,750 maximum)
Only sump pump overflow installation to discharge outside to surface (applicable on existing sump pumps only) - Up to 80% of the cost ($300 maximum)
Install backwater valve and sump pump with sump pump overflow - Up to 80% of the cost ($2,800 maximum)
Disconnect foundation drains from a floor drain and/or dye testing and camera work as required - Up to 80% of the cost ($400 maximum)
Replacement of an existing sump pump
A backup sump pump
Addition of another sump pump
Upgrade of a sump pump
Replacement of a backup valve (except cast iron would qualify)
Work performed for which a permit cannot be obtained
Supply and installation of an electro-pneumatic backwater valve
TO BE COMPLETED BY PROPERTY OWNER
ATTENTION: SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT IS A PRE-CONDITION TO PARTICIPATION IN THE BASEMENT FLOODING PROTECTION SUBSIDY PROGRAM. BY SIGNING THIS LEGAL DOCUMENT YOU GIVE UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
You are entitled to obtain independent legal advice before signing.