The stability and solidity of a building rest entirely on its foundations. However, it is known that water is the main enemy of a foundation. However, as we know, Val-des-Monts is a city with a humid continental climate and very heavy rainfall. Fortunately, VOPAA, an expert foundation company, is committed to repairing and maintaining such facilities. Being located in Montreal in the Ottawa region, it intervenes very quickly in a municipality like Val-des-Monts. Here’s what VOPAA can help you in Val-des-Monts.
Foundation repair work
VOPAA can intervene in any type of foundation repair service in Val-des-Monts. Foundation renovations usually involve waterproofing and repairing cracks.
It is very important to invest in good quality materials when it comes to laying the foundation of your home or building. However, cracks may appear due to poor soil condition, frost strength, and natural aging of the foundation. This makes your building vulnerable and if nothing is done quickly, it can become very serious for the building. Although the degree of risk may differ depending on the type of crack, the maintenance work of a foundation must be entrusted to professionals.
With 20 years of experience and expertise, the VOPAA team offers customized solutions for any crack repair operation in Val-des-Monts. VOPAA specialists will examine the cracks in your foundation: are they passive or active cracks? Depending on its environmental context and the type of foundation, they will apply the simplest and most sustainablesolution, using suitable materials, for a safe job.
After the cracks have been repaired, the foundations usually need to be waterproofed to protect them from further danger.
Waterproofing is an important finish when it comes to renovating a foundation. In case of foundation cracks, water seeps in and mold develops. Waterproofing a foundation is thus strengthening its waterproofing by making it insensitive to the forces exerted on it by water.
One of the solutions proposed by VOPAA is the installation of a waterproofing membrane called an elastomer membrane. Made of quality synthetic rubber, it is resistant to high water pressure, elastic and robust. The company pairs the installation of the elastomer membrane with a honeycomb membrane. While the elastomer membrane allows your foundation to be resistant to rocks, water pressures and lateral thrusts of the soil, the honeycomb membraneprotects the elastomer membrane and ensures the flow of water to the drainage system.
The installation of all this requires meticulous work, because when it is improperly installed, the membrane will not last in time and will require to be renewed after only a few years. Fortunately, VOPAA engineers have the skills required for the success of these facilities.
Installing a drainage system
Given the often humid geographical environment of Val-des-Monts, standing water can form at the base of the residences and threaten their basements. It is therefore crucial to ensure that these waters are drained optimally. Thus, VOPAA takes care of installing a good drainage system with the utmost meticulousness and expertise. The company is inspired by the French method, that is to say the installation of French drains. However, it uses quality and durable materials in accordance with The Quebec building code, such as BNQ pipes.
In addition, VOPAA makes sure to make the installations in accordance with the regulations in force in Val-des-Monts regarding the evacuation of water, if they must collect them in a sump or in a public network. This provider is also authorized for the inspection, maintenance and renovation of your French drain.
The excavation is an operation inherent in the repair of foundations and the installation of French drains. However, for such operations, it is not a manual excavation that solves the problem. For foundation work, the excavation must be entrusted exclusively to professionals with knowledge of the nature of the soils and the standards in force in Val-des-Monts. VoPAA has all the necessary permits, licenses and insurance for any type of excavation work in Val-des-Monts. The company has the necessary tools for this work such as a mechanical shovel, and acts with strict respect for the steps to follow to excavate with a well enriched professionalism.
An excavation operation is not carried out at will and without prior precautions. One of the essential precautions to take before starting an excavation is to locate the surrounding underground infrastructure so as not to damage it and to close the site to the public. Then, the space for excavation must be prepared, usually by removing surfaces and bulky objects. Comes after the actual excavation, and finally the backfilling. To that end, it is not enough to fill the gap. Technicians take care to remove the rocks to prevent the drainage system from being closed.
After underground work to repair cracks or install French drains, a re-earthwork is required after removing the terraces while the space is being excavated. It is not insignificant, especially in a municipality like Val-des-Monts, to ensure a good earthmoving. It’s not just a matter of aesthetics! A earthwork allows to remove water from a foundation wall and prevents any risk of weakening, incurred very hard by the foundations in Val-des-Monts.
This work consists of achieving a positive slope,positioning the building on the highest part of the land. Thus, the slope will naturally drain stormwater and prevent any water retention.
Now, feel free to contact VOPAA to take advantage of the expertise of professionals in all foundation maintenance and repair work, by calling 1-819-962-6981.
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