Capital Foundation & Waterproofing Ltd. can provide structural repairs to your foundation. Structural damage is any damage that affects the core structure of the building, including the foundation, walls, and load-bearing walls. If the structure is damaged, it may not be able to support the building for long. Structural repairs have to be done as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
Whether you see a water leak or noticed structural issues in your home, you'll need to get a team of experts to assess the damage. From start to finish, Capital Foundation & Waterproofing Ltd. is qualified to perform all repairs and rebuilds in Ottawa and surrounding areas. Get in touch with us for a consultation and a free estimate.
Our Structural Repair Services
Before deciding on a repair method, we examine mouldings, trim boards and mortar joints to determine whether your foundation will require structural repairs. We provide three main structural repair services in Ottawa:
Foundation wall replacement
If your foundation is sinking, it was likely installed on poorly compacted dirt, which then began sinking with the weight of the foundation on top of it. Jacking corrects a slab's position and prevents you from having to replace the whole concrete slab. Instead, we simply float the slab back to its original position by pumping additives beneath the slab. This method causes little or no disruption to landscaping — nothing needs to be moved off the slab — and typically costs half as much as replacing a slab.
Foundation underpinning is the process of strengthening the existing foundation by extending its depth so it rests on more supportive soil, or its load is distributed across a broader area. A building typically needs underpinning when cracks are wider than ¼ inch, and there are signs of a faulty foundation. The most common underpinning method is the mass pour method, where sections are excavated in sequence to a pre-established depth below the footing, and extra concrete is placed in each pit.
Foundation Wall Replacement
Sometimes a repair isn't sufficient to solve your foundation problem. You may have significant damage to your walls. You may also have old walls that were built with inferior materials and methods, and they now lack the structural integrity needed to hold your house up. If your walls are deteriorating, we usually recommend replacement. We ensure each wall replacement project goes smoothly and quickly to minimize disruption to your home. The process includes: