Have you noticed cracks appearing in your drywall or outside in your brickwork? Do doors and windows seem to be sticking? Floors seem uneven in your house? These are just a handful of possible warning signs that you could have a problem with your residence or office’s concrete foundation.
Sure, our homes are built to last and be resilient to their surroundings, but over time they tend to get affected by the force of nature. Concrete expands and shrinks with changes in temperature and moisture, and that can cause cracking over time. Unfortunately, most concrete foundation cracks are not detected until long after they’ve formed and resulted in a leaky basement or worse.
Ottawa’s Concrete Foundation Repair Experts
For a prompt and affordable residential (or commercial) concrete foundation repair, trust the team at City Residential Foundation Repair. From our initial evaluation to final site inspection, you can always rest assured that our team of industry experts pays the highest attention to detail. We are fully licensed and insured, will arrive at your property to perform an evaluation of your needs, provide you with a detailed written estimate to go over in your own time, as well as personalized suggestions for reliable waterproofing solutions and treatments that will keep you dry and safe for years to come.
Understanding Concrete Cracks
There are different types of cracks: vertical, horizontal, along walls, stair steps, basement floor cracks, or patio paver cracks. If a dime can fit into the crack, it could potentially be a problem down the road, even if it has not yet caused a basement leak. To find out for sure if the cracks are a reason for concern, give us a call today and schedule a stress-free on-site estimate for your home.
There is a wide range of materials that can be used to fill cracks in concrete. The specific material we’ll use to fill your cracks depends on the characteristics of the job, such as surface thickness and crack width, for example. Therefore, choosing the right material such as epoxy, urethane, or polyurethane, is important to ensure that our concrete repair lasts.
Understanding Hydrostatic Pressure
Typically, the soil around your home is in a constant state of change. Dry conditions or the presence of trees, plants, and shrubs can cause it to shrink, while rain, poor grading, and insufficient drainage could cause it to expand. Due to these continually changing natural conditions, your concrete foundation can shift, crack, and settle. What starts as a minor issue in your foundation can become a serious problem over time.
Which is why you should take care of the issue as soon as possible. It’s not a good idea to forget about it and wait until the crack gets more prominent and eventually lead to a basement leak. Water in the basement can lead to mould or even ultimately flood your home. Foundation damages can be a nightmare if they stay unaddressed for too long and don’t get corrected by a professional.
Local Communities Matter to Us
As established and trusted contractors in Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans, Bells Corners, Manotick, and the surrounding areas, we're equipped to handle concrete foundation repairs large and small. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, excellent customer service, and quality workmanship. No matter the extent of the damage, we're confident that we'll be able to repair your concrete foundation and make your home or business a lasting safe place once again.
If you need fast response, we can help. We offer same-day appointments, and our contractors are always prepared. If your concrete foundation needs a fix, don't delay — call City Residential Foundation Repair for help. Contact us now to schedule an evaluation appointment!
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A JOB WELL DONE BY 'CITY FOUNDATION'
I would have no hesitation in recommending City Foundation. They fixed up my foundation last summer and although the old house produced a few surprises, the professionals at City Foundation got around the problems cheerfully and completed the work. From the start, Chuck kept me informed of all of my options. If I asked for something not already in the plan, he would try to accommodate me if at all possible Chuck and his colleague Don were friendly, and respectful. They showed up every day, put in a solid day's work and always left the property clean, neat and safe for us to move around. And, the price was fair with no surprises. Great guys, good job!
Excellent service, friendly
We had Chuck and his team repair a crack in our cold storage room - they were punctual, neat, and friendly. The job was completed very quickly with great results. Would definitely hire them again and recommend them to friends.
Chuck did a very good job. He promised to be finished by a certain date and he was good to his word. He kept me informed of his progress through pictures sent to my email account while I was at work. My backyard is nicely landscaped and there was no damage or debris left in my yard - just a new window well and no basement leaks.
Can't say enough about the workmanship of Chuck and his crew. They assessed the problem(leak in the foundation) quoted me a price, booked appointment, showed up on time and did a very professional job.The work site was cleaned up to the point it was hard to tell there had been any serious digging at the site. If I have similar problems with my foundation they will be the first people I will call!! I would not hesitate to recommend Chuck and his crew if you have foundation problems that need repair. Duncan Hardie
Professsional and Polite
My experience with City Residential was very positive. I had a crack on my foundation and knew we needed it fixed. They came in and addressed the situation and did the work cleanly and professionaly. Our property was kept nice and tidy during the repairs and they worked safely during the work. Its been a few years now since the work and no issues whatsoever. I will be using them again once we decided to fix a few areas around the garage that they pointed out would need fixing someday. Very happy and positive experience.
Foundation Crack (back) and Drainage (front)
The foundation crack at the back was difficult to get to and difficult to dig out. The work was done well and on time. the drainage trench at the front was also done very well and on time. I hope I don't need Chuck again but if I have foundation, drainage issues, he will be my 1st call. bc
This is a highly professional company with reliable, honest service. Chuck, the owner, came exactly when promised, took the time to listen to my concerns, explained the problem in an easy to understand language, described in great detail how it could be fixed, and what was - and what was not - necessary. Chuck and his team's attitude and service were at all times very honest, courteous and highly professional. Although I needed to be out of town, there were no surprises or additional costs, and everything was left tidy and clean. Chuck even followed up a couple of days later to check if everything was all right and done to my satisfaction. All in all, I was very impressed with the quality of work and the services received and would highly recommend the company.
City Residential Foundation Repair
Chuck Naish and his team from City Residential Foundation Repair were excellent to deal with in every aspect. Their level of integrity throughout the entire process was outstanding. They were honest, respectful and their ability to explain the process and the solution options were extremely helpful to us. The scope of the project was big, however Chuck walked us through every step of the way; assessment, testing, options and repairs which resulted in a very successful outcome. In addition, Chuck and his team were able to complete the necessary repairs with minimal impact to our newly completed landscaping which included a lot of hard scape, tiered armour stone, gardens and a pool. They kept the work site impeccable over the duration of the project. We have and will continue to highly recommend Chuck Naish for his very professional and skilled foundation repair work.
My experience with City Residential was great. Chuck was very friendly and very easy to deal with. I especially appreciated that he was able to come by and do the estimate in the evening when I was off work. They did the work exactly as they said they would, no surprises (which in my mind is the most you can ask for). I was really surprised by how clean they left everything in the evenings and when the job was complete. They will definitley be the first people I call if I ever need more foundation work.
Weeping Tile system replaced
We are very please with the work that was done. It was always a pleasure to speak with the owner and explain to him what was going on. Although we found the job to be pricey, it is impossible for us to determine if it was adequate or not at it's hard to compare to others. He ran into several problems at my house while doing the job and he took it upon himself to call the City at two different occasion so they could do some testing before he could go on. Safety was very important for them so they took all the necessary precaution so that no one could get hurt or fall into the hole that were done all around the house.