Concrete wall replacement
We will take you on a tour of a foundation wall replacement that we did in Golden BC during this past winter. Like they say every picture tells a story. This house looks like an average Canadian home.
Abalon was asked to perform a foundation inspection and to provide a written quote. This picture shows that the house is in bad shape and that safety is a real issue.
The project would started in December. Abalon is equipped to perform any type of work in any weather. Abalon drew up plans, obtained engineering and a building permit.
It is important that rebar be used on stepped footings.
Abalon has to deal with a lot of issues including this main water line that was actually leaking because of the pressure that the wall was putting on it.
Abalon has shored the entire house. These walls are deflecting to the point that they are falling in. Abalon recommends that interior finishes be removed only by trained contractors.
The concrete was saw cut and removed in order to have the repairs completed. Abalon is a turnkey contractor. We train crews that will later replace the concrete; no need to involve any other contractors.
Abalon excavated to allow for the removal of the existing bloc wall.
Abalon removed the wall bloc by bloc and recycled all the material.
Abalon removed the walls in 4 phases. This ensures stability and safety. Abalon added a second row of shoring as a safety precaution. Abalon closes the site up every day ensuring your property is safe.
Abalon installed the new PWF walls (Preserved Wood Foundation) the walls were cover until they were ready for backfill.
Abalon is part of the COR wcb safety program. We keep our workers and job sites safe.
Abalon has the PWF walls up and ready for blocking and later to be inspected by the local authorities.
Abalon ensures that all the details are taking care of so that our engineers and inspectors are happy with our work.
Abalon waterproofed the walls, installed foundation wrap flashings, weeping tile washed rock, building paper and stucco mesh and we are now ready for Inspection.
Abalon is proceeding in 4 stages and so are the inspections. Abalon proceeds to backfill the excavation and to insulate the walls to warm up this house.
Abalon has created a nice safe and warm environment.
Abalon will re pour concrete and stucco in the spring to ensure they both last a long time.
Abalon has provided temporary sidewalk blocs until concrete is repoured.