As the years pass, it is not uncommon for the foundations of a house to give way to various weather conditions and expose the occupants to several disappointments. If your home in Le Plateau is confronted with it, you will have to start repair work without delay in order to secure the premises instead.
To help you, VOPAA Inc. offers you a quality service. Our dynamism and efficiency allow you to guarantee a specialized intervention on your foundations. Also, we offer a professional service very specialized in waterproofing, excavation and earthworks on your facilities.
Holding all the permits, licenses and insurance necessary for the construction industry in Quebec, VOPAA Inc. guarantees you satisfaction and safe standards.
A safe excavation expert in Le Plateau
Theexcavation work represents a sensitive operation whose completion must be entrusted to a professional. Indeed, the handling of the mechanical shovel requires a delicacy that only a qualified person can perform safely.
As mundane as it may seem, this operation is quite complex and dangerous because of the accidents that could occur. At VOPAA Inc.,the experience we have gained in 20 years of service allows us to offer a secure service.
Indeed, we make every effort to respect the rules applicable to trenching to ensure the safety of users. For the repair of foundations via excavation, certain steps are essential.
The steps of the excavation
Before excavating a trench 6 feet deep by 4 feet wide to repair a foundation, it will be necessary to locate the underground infrastructurefirst. The company is supported in its approach by info excavation which is responsible for providing details on the installations present underground.
This will avoid having to bear the high cost of fines imposed on those responsible for a breach. Next, it will be a question of preparing the necessary space for the operation by freeing up the space of objects and structures around the building, and finally to excavate the construction site. The know-how of our team allows you to always live in your house thinking for the duration of the operation.
A specialist in the installation of French Drain
The accumulation of water at the base of the foundation of your building weakens the holding of the building over time. To avoid it, VOPAA Inc. offers you theinstallation of a water drainage system guaranteed by the installation of French drains.
The goal is to preserve and clean the walls of your foundations, we select quality materials to ensure the delivery of high-end work. In this regard, specialists ensure that the building code is respected and that the latest standards are applied to bring materials into compliance.
The efficiency of the system is obtained by nesting different 3 m pipes with perforations 10 cm in diameter. This network of pipes is then placed along the foundation to capture the infiltration water.
Also, we use our perfect knowledge of the terrain in Le Plateau to level the support base of the French drain. This strategyoptimizes the efficiency of the drainage system for good conduct and flow of water out of foundations.
A proven earthmoving technician
If you want your coating to last as long as possible, earthworks are an undeniable alternative. While ensuring an automatic flow of stormwater, earthmoving enhances the appearance of your facilities.
Ideally, it should be done before the installation of solid pavement or asphalt. The aim will be to level the soil so that a positive slope can then flow out of the foundation. For this operation, we use our mechanical shovel specialist whose control of the ground guarantees a careful shaping of the soil.
The use of the latter is due to the desire of VOPAA Inc. to provide quality on all its work. After the shovel passes, an embankment will allow you to get the desired slope as appropriate.
Ensure foundation sealing and waterproofing
Water infiltration and moisture can easily beat foundation walls at least 6 inches thick. This is due in part to the appearance of cracks in the concrete, which greatly alters the waterproofing of the walls at the base of the foundation.
Therefore, you must waterproof your foundation by using an elastomer and honeycomb membrane that remains the best solution for the time being. To effectively ensure resistance to large hydrostatic pressures, the membrane must be elastic and robust.
The elastic ownership of elastomer membranes proposed by VOPAA Inc. optimal enough to provide resistance in winter weather. By adding a Blueskin membrane, we ensure the robustness of your waterproofing so that it can withstand the strong pressures of embankment rocks.
The steps of the foundation’s sealing
Waterproofingthe walls of your foundation is an operation to be carried out in 5 major steps. The work begins with a preparation of the surface to be sealed and an application of the primer.
Then we apply the membrane on the seal, then another on the wall and seal. Finally, a bitumen sealant will be applied to the various joints of the membrane.
A company qualified in crack repair
Whether you’ve installed a foundation of concrete blocks, poured concrete or even rubbing, some cracks may appear over time. To remedy this, we offer a sustainable crack repairservice. The latter performs the repair taking into account its type: the passive crack and the active crack.
After inspection, if it is an active crack, our qualified experts will be able to deal with it immediately, as it is a dangerous form of crack. A passive crack requires only a simple filling. With VOPAA Inc., the cracks that appear in your foundation are managed professionally.
Steps to install a French indoor drain
- Cut the floor about 12″ deep and 12″ wide around the perimeter.
- Clean the trench with an appropriate slope to the sump pump pit.
- Create a sump pump pit.
- Apply the wall drain and protective panel (DELTA MS).
- Lay the French drain (weeping slab) wrapped in a geotextile protective fabric.
- Connect the French drain to the existing drain or create a sump.
- Cover the drain with 3/4″ gravel.
- Reciment the floor.
- Remove any excess soil and clean the work area.
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.