The quality of a home is not limited to its exterior cladding. In reality, its sustainability depends mainly on the type of base on which it is based. Unfortunately in Quebec, more than anywhere else, the problem of water infiltration into the bases of houses arises acutely, especially in Luskville, in the Ottawa region. Repairing and maintaining such facilities is tricky. This task will have to be entrusted to an experienced professional. In this regard, VOPAA is positioned as a reference in the locality. What are the services offered by this specialist in big jobs?
Building in Luskville: watch out for the foundation
The tourist town of Luskville is located in a coastal area. As such, its soil can be permeable to the point of weakening the foundations of the houses. This is why homeowners or residents must build a foundation to the standards. However, this does not prevent them from carrying out their regular maintenance in order to protect themselves from any risk of accident. However, regardless of the size of the house, it would be difficult to make trenches by hand around it. You will therefore be forced to ask professionals with their mechanical shovel for a more secure job.
VOPAA guarantees careful work
VOPAA is highly regarded for the quality of its work among the large-scale companies operating in Luskville. First, this company is one of the few licensed structures in the region. Indeed, to build confidence in your customers, your specialist testifies to the permits and insurance required by the Quebec authorities. You can therefore entrust him with your repair of foundations in Luskville. Moreover, with its 20 years of experience, the company is performing well in all types of work concerning the base. What are they?
Waterproofing the foundation
It is true that the walls of the basements are usually at least 6 inches thick. A dimension that should normally ensure that the facilities are properly sealed. However, over time, water takes advantage of cracks to seep into your foundation. This means that no one is immune to these inconveniences. All that remains is to strengthen the waterproofing of the solage in order to prevent it from deteriorating. To do this, VOPAA offers two alternative solutions.
It is indeed a synthetic rubber envelope that is placed, from the sole to the walls of the base. It protects it from moisture and water. In reality, it is an expensive material that should not be placed on anyone. Because in doing so, you risk renewing it after only a few years.
In accordance with the requirements of the General Standards Office of Canada (NGOC), it is also possible to install a honeycomb structure for the sealing of its foundation. Once again, VOPAA ensures the success of the work. In the end, said membrane is useful in several ways. In fact, beyond the waterproofing, the installation allows the water to be discharged to the drainage system.
Work related to the basement of a house involves trenches around the building. However, this task is very risky and requires adequate arrangements. To this end, VOPAA proposes a three-step work. First, all underground installations near the estate should be located. To find out, the contractor solicits specialized services, but also inquires with the owner. This prevents any harmful breakage during the work. Then, the clearing of the site ensures a smooth operation of the repairs. Finally, the stage of the actual excavation is the most crucial. At this level, the specialist is distinguished by his know-how. Indeed, before realizing this 6-foot ditch, VOPAA forbids the construction site to the public, thanks to the banners. At the same time, the resident can continue to visit his house thanks to an access with ramps, installed by the prime contractor. When the backfill stage comes, it doesn’t just fill the gap. He takes care to extract the rocks contained in the earth, as they could clog the stormwater drainage system.
Instead of letting the water stagnate at the base of your home, it’s better to evacuate them. With this in mind, it is important to install the drainage system inspired by the French method. They are in fact holed pipes, 3 m long, nestled and placed close and slightly lower than the walls of the basement. For the durability of the system, it is best to opt for quality devices. To do this, VOPAA suggests BNQ pipes to Luskville residents because they meet the standards set out in the Canadian building code. Better yet, your provider takes care of the legality of the facilities, since water discharged through the system can be collected in a public system or in a sump. It all depends on what your municipality regulates. The professional therefore takes care to find out before advising you on the most suitable solution.
Levelling the ground
After the big work, the finish is necessary in order to make the residence more aesthetic. To do this, you will have to go to the earthworks. In this case, the technicians propose that the part on which the building rests be the highest of the land. This implies that the company must make a slope that is also used to drain stormwater. If you live in Luskville, don’t hesitate to ask VOPAA to level your plot. This work is even useful, in the absence of water retention by the base of your home. The company will then take care of a positive slope to prevent any stagnation of runoff in your home.
Like most Canadian countries, Luskville endures very cold winters. As a result, soil freezing and thawing eventually cracks the basement walls. Some soils are also unsuitable for heavy constructions. This can also lead, over time, to material breaks. As a solution, VOPAA offers the repair of cracks, whether active or passive.
Free submission within a 30 km radius. Beyond this radius, the $120 fee for the bid is refunded if the client signs the contract for the completion of the work with us.