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Foundation Repair Services

Ottawa | Gatineau | Kingston

Looking for reliable foundation repair services in Ottawa? Look no further than Pro-Core! Our expert team specializes in fixing water infiltration issues and other foundation problems to ensure the safety and stability of your home.

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Foundation Waterproofing

A solid foundation is the backbone of any home, and protecting it from water infiltration is paramount. Foundation waterproofing not only safeguards against potential structural issues but also creates a healthier living environment by preventing mold and mildew growth.
  • Waterproofing
  • Weeping tile systems
  • Window wells
  • Egress windows
  • Weeping tile cleanout systems

Structural Repairs

Structural repairs on a foundation are crucial for several reasons, as the foundation serves as the fundamental support system for a building. Addressing and rectifying structural issues in a timely manner is essential to ensure the stability, safety, and longevity of the entire structure.
  • Bowed walls
  • Sinking/settling foundations
  • Beam replacement
  • Underpinning
  • Push piers
  • Helical piers
  • Carbon fiber reinforcement
  • Wall straightening
  • Wall replacement

Crack Repairs

Whether it’s a crack in your foundation compromising structural integrity or a cracked concrete floor affecting the aesthetics of your space, we can provide effective solutions tailored to your needs. Our team is dedicated to addressing these issues promptly and ensuring the long-term stability and resilience of your property.
  • Polyurethane injections
  • Epoxy injections
  • Carbon fiber stitching
  • Interior wall bracing
  • Concrete slab replacement

Basement Lowering

Basement lowering is a transformative construction process that involves excavating and increasing the height of a basement space within a home. This method aims to create additional headroom and maximize the usable living space below ground level. By lowering the basement floor, homeowners can unlock new possibilities for functional rooms, recreational areas, or even separate living quarters. The process often includes reinforcing the foundation, adjusting utilities, and enhancing the overall structural integrity of the space. Basement lowering not only adds significant value to a property but also provides homeowners with the opportunity to customize and optimize their living environment.
  • Increased ceiling height
  • Additional living space
  • Increase property value
  • Improved accessibility
  • Potential to generate income
  • Adaptability for Multigenerational Living

Interior Repair Systems

Choosing to repair a foundation from the inside, as opposed to the outside, is often a strategic decision based on practical considerations. Certainly, there are instances where interior repair becomes a crucial and necessary solution to address foundation problems.  Interior repairs are preferred for their cost-effectiveness, minimal disruption to landscaping, and quicker completion times. Whether dealing with cracks, stabilization needs, or waterproofing concerns, interior repairs provide solutions to safeguard and fortify the foundation from within, ensuring the long-term stability and integrity of the structure.

  • Interior water control systems
  • Crawl space encapsulation
  • Sump pit installation
  • Wall reinforcement

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What Should You Know About Hiring A Foundation Repair Contractor?

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: How can I tell if I have a foundation issue?

A: Common signs of foundation problems include visible cracks in walls or floors, uneven or sloping floors, sticking doors or windows, gaps around doors or windows, cracks in exterior brickwork, bowing or leaning walls, separation of moulding or trim, cracks in the foundation, basement water infiltration, gaps in the crawl space, exterior soil pulling away, and visible settling of the foundation. If you notice these indicators, reach out to us to schedule a free comprehensive inspection.

Q: Can I fix my foundation issues myself?

A: Fixing foundation issues is a complex task that typically requires professional expertise. While there are some minor cosmetic repairs that homeowners may be able to handle, addressing significant foundation problems should be left to qualified professionals. Foundation repair involves understanding the underlying causes of the issues, assessing structural integrity, and implementing appropriate solutions.

Q: Can foundation issues affect my home’s resale value?

A: Yes, foundation issues can indeed affect your home’s resale value. When potential buyers discover foundation problems, it can lead to concerns about the structural integrity of the property. To minimize the impact on resale value, it’s important to address foundation issues promptly and transparently.

Q: Can my foundation be repaired from the inside?

A: Absolutely, it is indeed possible to repair a basement foundation from the inside, and there are several effective methods for interior foundation repairs. These methods are often chosen for their cost-effectiveness, minimal disruption, and accessibility. Some common interior foundation repair techniques include epoxy injection, carbon fiber reinforcement, wall anchors or braces, steel piers or push piers, interior drainage systems, and crawl space encapsulation. The specific method used will depend on the nature and extent of the foundation issue. Contact one of our foundation repair specialists to determine the most appropriate solution for your particular situation.

Q: Do I need to make sure the foundation repair contractor I hire is licensed and insured?

A: Absolutely! Hiring a licensed and insured foundation repair contractor ensures professional expertise, adherence to regulations, and financial protection in case of accidents or property damage. Opting not to hire such a professional poses the threat of inadequate work quality, legal challenges, and potential financial obligations if unforeseen issues arise during the repair process.

Q: What causes my basement walls to crack and bow inwards?

A: Water pressure, inadequate drainage and poor soils are some of the most common causes for cracking and bowing concrete walls. There are several different systems we use to correct these problems depending on the situation. Each system provides a permanent solution to ensure the wall is safe and structurally secure. Many of our systems can be installed in as little as one day with little to no digging required. Contact a specialist at Pro-Core Foundation Repair Systems to see what best suits your foundation needs.