Canada generally has very low winter temperatures. In addition, the south-east of the country is sometimes subject to earthquakes. Ottawa, located in this region, has a particularly soft soil. As a result, the basements of the houses in them must be regularly maintained to avoid damage. From this perspective, only a foundation repair specialist can guarantee efficient work. For this reason, the use of VOPAA makes perfect sense. Especially since the company offers many guarantees to residents of Canada’s federal capital. Why exactly trust him?
Waterproofing the foundations of houses
VOPAA has already been excelling in waterproofing the foundation sole and walls for 20 years. You will certainly need this long experience to provide greater stability to your building in Ottawa. What’s this all about? Indeed, regardless of the thickness of the walls and the quality of the soil, the bases are never spared from water infiltration. This situation is all the more recurrent in Ottawa, as it should be taken seriously. Soil movements and the freezing and thawing cycle cause cracking in the concrete. So we will have to make corrections right away. To do this, VOPAA offers waterproofing solutions, other than bitumen coatings.
To protect your infrastructure from soil moisture damage, you can install an elastomer membrane. This synthesized rubber material provides better waterproofing of the floor. It is also renowned for its longevity and that is why your prime contractor prefers this option. Even if such an alternative is more expensive than the others, it is profitable for many reasons. Indeed, its robustness and elasticity ensure a good resistance to large water pressures. Your provider will place it on the seal that connects the sole to the walls to a certain height. The membrane attaches itself by applying a bitumen glue. In addition to this synthetic envelope, another plastic also helps protect your building from moisture. In fact, its surface, composed of alveoli, redirects water that seeps into the drainage system. However, there are different qualities of honeycomb membrane on the market. For better performance, VOPAA recommends the PLATON membrane rather than the traditional DELTA MS.
Large trench excavation
The maintenance of the house frames requires excavation work. It is indeed a delicate mission that requires a good mastery of the specialist. In principle, it is done with a mechanical shovel when the land is de-encomred. Its good conduct also depends on the quality of the logistics used. In this respect, you can trust VOPAA and its tools. This contractor owns state-of-the-art equipment for all excavation work in Ottawa. In addition, he knows all the formalities required for such work. In reality, the deterioration of underground public facilities is punishable by a fine. In order to avoid such harm, the company inquires with the relevant services. If necessary, it seeks additional information from residents to limit or even prevent break-ins. In addition, the perimeter around the building is decluttered and a ramp walkway placed at the entrance to the house. At the same time, the site is isolated from the public for safety reasons.
VOPAA digs with attention to the underground installation plan at its disposal. Better yet, the work will be done in accordance with the provisions of the building code in canada. All other requirements of the City of Ottawa will be considered for the success of the operation. Once the seat has been repaired, the embankment will be done to prevent any blockage of the installed drains.
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Installation and maintenance of the drainage system
Despite the waterproofing work, if stormwater is not properly discharged, your base is still in danger. This is why residents call on professionals to install French drains. Unfortunately, they use rapidly flattened pipes, obstructing the passage of infiltration water. Aware that agricultural pipes do not optimize the correct discharge of liquid, VOPAA suggests BNQ drains. They are considered very resistant. As for the actual drainage, the professional offers two options to the owners. Either the Ottavians choose themechanical evacuation of the machine-pumping water to a sump, or they prefergravity evacuation. The latter consists of returning the water a little deeper than the level of the drainage system.
Sooner or later, the concrete structure will be cracked for a variety of reasons. The first is the instability of Ottawa’s soil. Such a property accelerates the appearance of zigzags in the walls. Then a poorly dosed concrete and not properly vibrated does not withstand the weight of the building for long. Finally, even if the installation is not in either of the previous two cases, over time it eventually cracks. So consider soliciting VOPAA for repairing cracks in the base of your home. Their experts will analyze the type of breakage in question. The least serious are passive cracks that repair themselves simply by filling the voids. The more severe ones are called active cracks and quickly disintegrate the installation. Your specialist will then draw up a free quote to estimate the cost of the work. Once the agreement is reached, the work will be done outdoors, thanks to anchor points.
This is the final stage of repair work on the underground building of houses. After the embankment, VOPAA recommends a positive slope to better evacuate stormwater. However, this earthwork can be a subject of conflict between neighbours. In this case, your specialist proposes to create a funnel slope for everyone’s satisfaction.
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