If your house is showing signs of movement or settling, EC Foundations may recommend conducting an exploratory hole in order to thoroughly assess the state of your home’s foundation walls and the soil conditions at the base of the footing. It is crucial to have a geotechnical engineer test the undisturbed soil in order to determine if the structural integrity of the soil has been compromised, and to what extent.
The findings from our exploratory hole will allow us to propose a scope of work that is not only a permanent solution, but also the most cost-effective method of repair. Some of our recommended solutions include underpinning, benching, lightweight fill, and removal of frost susceptible materials.
To complete the job, the walls are then waterproofed.
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The soil beneath the footing or foundation wall can become compromised. One of the main causes of desiccation, is the combination of clay-based soils and root systems from large trees.
Underpinning is a method we use to extend the existing footing or foundation wall down to the undisturbed soil. A geotechnical engineer will determine the depth of underpinning, based on the bearing capacity of the soil.
Bench footings are also used to stabilize foundation walls.
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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!