We offer two methods for excavating your basement.
We can create an access ramp and an opening in one of the foundation walls to allow our mini excavator to dig and remove the soil.
If space is limited, we install conveyors to remove soil without heavy machinery. This solution is also advantageous when it is desired to keep the existing stone foundation intact
During the excavation we extend the depth of the existing foundations in sequence from 3 to 4 feet in width.
We use a fast setting and hi strength concrete which allows us to complete successively these sequences quickly for greater efficiency on site and a lower cost. As a bonus, the strength of the new foundations is nearly 2x greater than the industry standard..
FOUNDATION UNDERPINNING OF NEIGHBOURING BUILDINGS ON ADJACENT LOT
We are the reference for carrying out work in the underpinnings of neighboring buildings before excavating your land for the realization of your project.
We have developed unique methods that allow us to perform this type of work at a much lower cost and faster than any other underpinning contractor in the region. In addition, our methods are much more economical than installing steel plate shoring walls, steel and wood berlin shoring walls. We can achieve our underpinning technique to excavation depths of approximately 12 feet.
UNDERPINING FOR STONE FOUNDATIONS
We have developed a method specifically adapted for underpinning stone foundations. The advantage of our method is that we can keeps the foundation visible from inside while ensuring its waterproofing. This solution will give a distinctive look to your basement project.
If you need to eliminate load-bearing walls to create open spaces, we can support the structure and put in place steel beams and columns.
If your floors are off level, we can straighten the structures, level the floor joists or rebuild the entire floor framing if needed.
Our teams have mastered the renovation and complete replacement of floor structures with the objective of leaving the joists exposed as a finished ceiling. This solution creates additional ceiling height, a distinctive look and much more overall value than a traditional drywall ceiling.
Also, the cost savings from eliminating the need for drywall plaster and paint on the ceiling more than outweighs the cost of our meticulous framing work.
Our teams particularly appreciate doing this type of work where their know-how in carpentry is showcased.
We carry out all types of concrete works. Whether small or large, it will be our pleasure to offer you our specialized services.
If you plan to build a new foundation wall along the edge of your land, we have developed a unique and effective method. We can build a lot boundary foundation without needing to put up a retaining wall to hold your neighbour's landscape. We can make you save a significant amount on this type of work.
We have been performing high-end turnkey projects for over 17 years. Our team have mastered the know-how required to deliver first-class work quality.
If you want to avoid the hassle of coordinating several contractors to complete each phase of your project, our turnkey service is the solution for you. Whether it's an house addition, adding a mezzanine, converting a duplex into a townhouse or finishing your basement, we are able to coordinate every specialized tradesmen needed and carry out the construction and finition tasks with our staff for a complete turnkey project.
The presence of pyrite in building materials can cause serious problems in foundations, concrete structures or in the fill below the slab where it can cause cracking, swelling and other significant damage.
The sustainable solution is to break up and remove the existing damaged concrete slab, excavate and extract all the backfill containing pyrite, backfill with “DB” certified stone and finally pour a concrete slab.
Miniature excavation equipment is used by our team of experts to maximize the efficiency of operations.