Foundation Crack Repair – Calgary
Calgary Foundation Crack Repair
Foundation crack repair for Calgary & area
Abalon Foundation Repair has been repairing foundation cracks in the Calgary area since 1987. You can rest assured that you will be getting a quality, secure solution to your foundation issues that is backed by our 100% guarantee.
Foundation cracks are an issue that needs to be addressed by a professional foundation crack repair specialist, nothing less.
After these cracks form, the prospect of water seepage is not a matter of if it will happen but a matter of when it will happen. Foundation cracks not repaired professionally and in a timely manner will lead to leaks that can damage the interior of your home. Abalon Foundation Repair repairs these foundation cracks from the exterior only. Repairing from the exterior is the correct way to address these issues. Repairing from the inside leaves a space on the exterior side of the foundation wall allowing water to continue collecting. As the water freezes, it opens the cracks again. Abalon Foundation Repair carefully hand excavates the foundation footing, cleans out the crack, and then polyurethane, non-shrinking hydraulic grout and waterproofing are applied to ensure long lasting repairs.
How does Abalon Foundation Repair fix a crack in my foundation?
Can foundation crack repair work be done in the winter months?
Yes, we repair foundation cracks in Calgary year-round. Do not ignore cracks in a foundation or concrete slab, even in the winter months. Immediately repairing foundation cracks is essential to keep them from spreading and causing structural issues. Foundation cracks left too long can undermine the home’s structural integrity.
How long will it take to fix a crack in my foundation?
Day One – excavate, repair, dry.
Day Two – backfill and clean. You won’t even know we were there.
Call our office today to arrange for an Abalon Foundation Repairs representative to visit. Abalon has a team of experienced estimators, supervisors and crews to ensure that all foundation crack repair projects are properly diagnosed, supervised, and completed to your satisfaction.
We are commonly asked about seepage and movement issues. Our experts can confidently confirm that both go hand in hand. Seepage issues will cause movement, and movement can result in seepage.
Seepage, or basement leaks occur when water infiltrates into your basement through pores, cracks or voids in your foundation walls and floors. The major contributor to seepage is not having proper drainage and/or waterproofing. This needs to be remedied immediately to save your basement from deterioration, as well as to prevent or minimize mould, fungus and mildew. Contact Abalon Foundation Repairs now if you are experiencing any of these issues.
Signs of foundation seepage:
Calgary Foundation Crack Repair
Our foundation crack repair services will correct all of the problems that your foundation may be experiencing. Weeping tile (drainage system) is an integral part of a properly waterproofed foundation. Did you know that a large portion of homes built in Canada don’t have proper drainage systems?
Weeping tile is a perforated plastic pipe that is placed on the side of the footing at the bottom of the house around the entire exterior perimeter. In older homes, this pipe might be made of clay or concrete material. The purpose of weeping tile is to collect excess water draining down the exterior foundation wall. This prevents water pressure building up against the foundation wall and diverts the water before it is absorbed by soil which causes the soil to swell. After the water enters the weeping tile, it drains to a sump pit.
Weeping tile is affected by foundation shifting, basement floor heaving, sewer backup, as well as shrinking or swelling clay. Your Abalon representative will be able to advise you on any repair or maintenance required.
Movement or settlement can occur when soil conditions change due to swelling, shrinking or settling fill. This is considered a structural problem and should only be handled by a qualified experienced foundation repair contractor, such as one of our trained Abalon representatives.
Signs of foundation movement:
- Cracks in walls, ceilings or floors
- Windows or doors sticking
- Windows and doors that are out of square
- Cracked of uneven floors
- Cracks in brick or stucco
- Foundation wall bowing or buckling
- Fireplace/chimney leaning away from the house
Settlement usually requires the use of underpinning systems to remedy the situation. Abalon has a variety of underpinning services that can be used to professionally repair your home.
Preventative action to avoid foundation cracks
Swelling of shrinking soil can be a major problem so homeowners should take some steps to minimize changes in moisture content:
- Ensure eavestroughs and downspouts are in good working order
- Extend downspouts at least 3 feet away from the house and preferably to splash pads
- Slope soil away from house
- Water soil around house at least twice a week in dry years
- Water trees on the property. Especially during dry years
- Take care when moving trees, as it affects drainage
- Do not flood flowerbeds
- Make sure window well drainage system is working properly
- If you have an underground sprinkler system or in-ground pool, check underground valves and joints regularly, as they can leak.
Abalon Foundation Repair – Calgary
Foundation Crack Repair Services
7032 – 30 Street Calgary, AB
Calgary Basement Foundation Crack Repair Experts
10 Year warranty on all basement foundation crack repairs
35 years servicing Calgary & surrounding areas
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