The lifespan of a foundation can be quite random. It fluctuates from house to house depending on several factors, such as the quality of the concrete used for example. So how do you detect a foundation at the end of its life? The appearance of cracks on the walls,the disintegration of concrete, the appearance of efflorescence and the sinking of the walls are all signs that can alert you.
However, even very good quality concrete does not necessarily stand the test of time. Any foundation is likely, over the years, to be partially damaged or even completely destroyed. Indeed, a simple deformation at the base leads to multiple threats: distortion of the house, jamming of windows and doors, appearance of cracks in the material …
In order to extend the life of the foundation of your home, it is absolutely necessary to strengthen and repair your foundations. The Montreal area is asking for special precautions in this regard. Indeed, many homeowners are faced with real problems related to the walls of the foundations of their homes, and this because of the poor quality of the concrete used at the time.
If you’re in this situation, don’t worry. Vopaa foundation specialist company brings you tailored solutions to strengthen or replace your foundations.
When to call in a foundation expert?
It is important not to neglect the state of your foundations. Indeed, its good health is necessary to the reliability of your frame and therefore to the safety of your whole family.
To understand the problem of your basement, our team goes to the site to examine the premises directly.
Indeed, all foundation work requires the visit of our expert. He will be able to see the damage, analyze the signs and find solutions. We can agree on the best possible technique to replace and strengthen your foundation.
We want our work to be fully understood, and developed by your side. That is why we make sure to explain in detail the slightest step in the execution of the work.
Not only do we solve your concerns, but we also give back its value to your property.
Don’t wait too late before calling on our services. At the first crack,the slightest traces of moisture and the tiny crumbling of the cement, take matters into your own hands.
If problems are identified quickly, it’s easier and more economical to intervene on your foundation. The repair and reinforcement of the foundation is necessary in several situations, especially if there is water infiltration or even if you want to build a second floor.
Whatever the reasons for this work on your foundation, simply contact our foundation experts in Gatineau and Montreal.
In the event of a founding problem in Montreal,our Vopaa team is definitely the sustainable and guaranteed solution to your foundation’s problem. We offer a free and personalized submission.
The goals of a good foundation
But why is it so important to ensure that a stable foundation is maintained? The foundation performs many functions for your home. One reason it needs to remain in good condition is to cope with the subsidence of the land, due to the loads associated with seasonal soil movements.
The foundation is also necessary to ensure the waterproofing of the structure in case of flooding, and to protect the materials used from the threat of groundwater.
Finally, the foundation must guarantee a certain stability, so as not to change its position during the construction and operation of the house or building.
The foundation is therefore directly influenced by external factors such as groundwater levels, the average height of spring flooding in the region, or the depth of seasonal freezing, all of which are to be taken into account in Montreal.
Protecting a foundation with a French drain and a waterproof membrane prevents moisture problems in the walls.
Foundation strengthening procedure
Strengthening a foundation requires several distinct steps, but it always depends on the type of damage. Here is a typical procedure for repairing a small section of sole:
- First, the existing material along the walls of the foundation must be excavated and evacuated.
- The damaged concrete is then removed.
- If necessary, the building is supported and our company begins the formwork and concrete of a new section of sole.
- Repair the wall if necessary.
- Finally, a French drain is installed.
For the fill stage and the installation of the drain for waterproofing to be carried out properly, contact our technical department for a free submission and study.