Foundation Repair Case Studies: Foundation repair of a house in Brossard, Qc
Ms. Berryman noticed over time that cracks had been created in several places on the walls of the exterior foundation of her house. Some of the cracks were vertical and then on the brick walls they were shaped like stairs. In addition, she could also see cracks inside her house near the door frames and on the ceiling.
The exterior and interior cracks were a sign that the foundation of her house was sagging.
She was starting to worry about her house, as she could see that part of her house was detached from the rest of the house and wanted to have the foundation of her house repaired in order to avoid the worst.
Ms. Berryman decided to contact Systèmes Sous-sol Québec for a reliable and permanent solution.
The solution for our client was to install hydraulic piles under the foundation footing in order to straighten it. To do this, our experts excavated all along the foundation walls to reach the footing. And then they installed several hydraulic piles. They are driven into the earth to reach a solid layer to support the foundation. This first makes it possible to straighten the foundation walls, possibly completely plug the foundation cracks and solidly stabilize the foundation so that it can no longer move.
With this solution, Mrs. Berryman has nothing more to fear regarding the foundation of her house.
Specialist: Jonathan Batzios
Foreman: Andrei Lazu
Problem: foundation cracks and subsidence
Solution: Push Piers
Large or small, this type of crack should be checked to make sure it is not a sign of foundation sagging.
Crack in the form of stairs. Very disturbing, because we can see very well that this part of the house is quietly standing out from the rest. This type of crack is a common sign of foundation sagging.