Some varieties of soil are especially sensitive to changes in weather conditions, and clay is one of them. Because it is an expansive soil, clay has a tendency to shrink and swell in accordance with variations in temperature and moisture content. When the soil expands or contracts too often it begins to shift, bringing with it the foundation above. The foundation will eventually sink or settle, compromising its structural integrity. Since clay soil is common in Ottawa and the whole state, area homes and businesses are at an elevated risk of damage. To correct or prevent foundation failure, inspect your home routinely and keep an eye out for these key signs of a damaged foundation:
To correct or prevent foundation failure, inspect your home routinely and keep an eye out for these key signs of a damaged foundation:
If you notice any of the above symptoms in your Ottawa home, call Pro Foundation Technology at your earliest convenience. We will provide a free inspection and collaborate with you to determine the best course of action.
Our go-to method for fixing failed foundations is installing helical piers or steel push piers to raise and secure the foundation. These piers are manufactured by ECP (Earth Contact Products), the top supplier in the industry, to ensure optimum quality. These highly durable piers are installed underground where they alleviate any extra tension causing the foundation to settle or sink.
Most Ottawa residents are no strangers to water damage from flooding, especially in the wet spring and summer months. If your basement has not been waterproofed, it is susceptible to water damage. If not corrected immediately, wet basements can quickly require even more time-consuming and expensive repairs. Contact a basement waterproofing specialist if you notice any of these telltale signs of water damage:
We understand the importance of maintaining a dry basement. Our interior and exterior waterproofing systems rely on drain pipes and energy efficient sump pumps to protect your home for years to come. Our waterproofing products are manufactured by ECP to guarantee the best repair possible. We even provide crawlspace encapsulation to keep your crawlspace free of mold.
Do not allow water in your Ottawa basement to impact its value, safety, or functionality. Pro Foundation Technology has the expertise necessary to effectively waterproof your home and keep it dry for posterity.