Since Ottawa homes tend to settle after a few decades, homeowners in the area often understand that their homes will need special attention to keep them looking and functioning their best. This often means contacting a leading foundation piering expert to provide support solutions that are tailored to the homeowner’s specific needs. By working with a company like KC Pier, you can also be assured that your support or repair solution takes into account unique local requirements.
Piering is where the foundation of your home is supported by piers that are installed and set into the bedrock, then used to reverse foundation sinking, while providing ongoing support. This can also make it much easier to repair cracks and other damage to the foundation since it won’t be sinking any further.
Adding additional drainage capacity is a great way of controlling and rerouting problematic water, once it has reached the foundation and started to enter the basement. An interior drain will collect the water and route it to a downward-graded area leading to a sump pit or other area that is able to accept the excess water.
Sump Pump Installation
While many newer Ottawa homes have sump pits and pumps already installed, many older homes don’t have that capability. Installing a sump pump is an efficient way to add reliable, on-demand water evacuation capacity to your home. Water is routed to the sump pit, and the powerful sump pump sends the water somewhere else less problematic.
Crack Filling & Leak Stoppage
Most water damage in basements starts from small cracks, which are allowed to grow more serious over time. Cracks can be patched and filled in many different ways with many different products, depending on their size and the needs of the homeowner.