Structural Repairs

Structural Repair Solutions

When it comes to repairing structural deficiencies, understanding the type of foundation and soils you are dealing with will ensure the work is done correctly. With 31 years of experience, EC Foundations has developed expertise in assessing and understanding the diverse soil varieties in the Ottawa region.

All of our structural repairs are overseen by an independent Structural Engineering firm. Once the job is complete, all clients receive copies of the engineering reports and permits for their records. This ensures full transparency between the client and company and guarantees that the work was completed in accordance with engineering specifications.

Thorough Investigation and Assessment

Upon investigation, EC Foundations may recommend an exploratory hole. This allows us to properly assess the problem, as not all deficiencies can be seen from the surface.

Exploratory Hole

During an exploratory hole, we excavate an area near the deficiency to expose the foundation wall down to the base of the footing. The Structural and Geotechnical Engineers will then conduct a professional evaluation. Once their report is completed, EC Foundations will meet with you to discuss the findings and the best method of repair. These reports provide the information needed to accurately determine the scope of work and provide an accurate cost estimate, helping to eliminate additional costs and unexpected surprises throughout the project.

Our Structural Repair Services Include:

Foundation Crack Repair

We address foundation cracks caused by soil movement, water damage, or settling using advanced techniques to ensure long-lasting repairs.

Foundation Underpinning

We stabilize and strengthen sinking or settling foundations using state-of-the-art underpinning methods to restore structural integrity.

Basement Waterproofing

Our comprehensive basement waterproofing solutions protect your home from water damage, keeping your basement dry and mold-free.

Structural Reinforcement

For severe foundation issues, we use modern reinforcement techniques to enhance the strength and durability of your foundation.

Why Choose EC Foundations?

Experienced Professionals: Our team has decades of experience in foundation repair, equipped with the knowledge and skills to handle any structural issue.

Independent Engineering Oversight: All repairs are overseen by an independent Structural Engineering firm, ensuring that every project meets the highest standards of quality and safety.

Transparent Process: We provide detailed engineering reports and permits to our clients, ensuring full transparency and peace of mind.

Accurate Cost Estimates: Through thorough assessments, including exploratory holes, we provide accurate cost estimates, helping to avoid unexpected expenses.


When your foundation wall deficiency is so severe, a wall replacement may be necessary to re-establish strength and integrity to your home.


Block foundation walls differ dramatically from solid foundation walls and require a different course of action in order to be effectively stabilized.


Underpinning, benching, lightweight fill or removal of frost susceptible materials.


Restoring and strengthening rubble foundation walls using a special mix of concrete projected at a high velocity.

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Our team takes pride in offering outstanding service and adhering to the highest standards of workmanship. While many offer a one-size-fits-all approach to foundation repairs, EC Foundations has the experience, expertise, and skillset to carefully examine each individual situation and develop customized solutions tailored to your home’s unique needs. No shortcuts!