Foundation Repair in Edmonton

What we do best

Foundation Repair Specialties

Leaky Basement?

Dampness or water in your basement means you’ve got a leak somewhere. It may be due to cracks in the foundation or a lack of a working weeping tile system which controls your water table.

Concrete is very rigid and even new homes can suffer from cracked foundations. Older homes may have cracks and/or lack a weeping tile system.

Weeping Tile Installation & Foundation Waterproofing

N

Install Foundation Insulation

R-value 8.08 is added to your foundation walls to enhance energy efficiency, moisture control and comfort, reducing long-term energy costs.

Foundation Crack Repair

Seal it properly to prevent further structural damage, water seepage and maintain your foundation’s integrity.

Sump Pump Installation

Prevents water damage and flooding (what you need to know)

Foundation Repair Process

Try Our Trademarked Process

Weeping Tile Installation & Foundation Waterproofing

Homes in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s did not have weeping tile installed around the foundation. Weeping tile was not a technology available to home builders of that day. What we do is install weeping tile to move water away from the foundation. Once we install your weeping tile we will waterproof the exterior foundation walls.

Foundation Insulation Installation

Foundation insulation board is intended for use as a component in all types of foundation building systems and adds an R-Value of 8.08 to your foundation. It provides the following 4 key features in a properly designed foundation:

1. Insulation board provides a monolithic insulation layer eliminating thermal shorts and reducing thermal stresses that can cause cracking of concrete walls.

2. The board surface in contact with the soil provides a capillary-breaking layer, which directs water to the weeping tile.

3. The grooved surface of the board in contact with the foundation wall provides an additional drainage plane to relieve any hydrostatic pressure that may develop adjacent to the foundation wall and direct water to the weeping tile.

4. It protects waterproofing material from damage during backfill operation.

Foundation Crack Repair

Cracks may appear in foundations of all ages. If water pools near the crack it will leak into your basement. If this happens you will often see water running down the walls or water stains on the inside of the basement walls after it rains. In these cases we have to dig down around the crack and seal it properly.

Sump Pump Installation

Installing a sump pump reduces the risk of flooding in the basement which helps prevent water damage and the growth of mold and mildew. These pumps are designed to move water away from your home’s foundation. If your sump pump isn’t functioning properly contact us. We’ll inspect your sump pump and repair it or install a new one so your home can remain warm and dry.

Efficient

When we’re installing weeping tile we’re also sealing the basement walls.
Kevin Kuypers digging around a home in Edmonton, AB
Kevin (third-generation owner) working with his crew at a job site.

The Value of Foundation Repair

Typically foundation repair includes:

  • Hand digging around the outside of the house/building to the base of the foundation
  • Installation of weeping tile
  • Sealing outside walls
  • Install an exterior wall insulation system with an R-value of 8.08
  • Hand digging a sump hole in the basement
  • Installing a sump pump to move water away from the house/building
  • Installing window wells and window well drains

Foundation repair holds significant value for homeowners and businesses alike. Besides the obvious importance of preventing costly leaks, the value of foundation repair is important for several reasons:

Structural Integrity:

Your home’s foundation supports the entire structure of your dwelling. If it’s compromised it can lead to serious structural issues including sloping floors, unlevelled doors and windows and walls cracking.

Preservation of Property Value:

If the foundation of your building is requiring significant repairs, this can decrease the value of your property substantially. Maintaining your foundation and keeping an eye out for potential issues and sources of basement leaks, can help to maintain your property values and can also enhance your home’s resale value if and when you’re considering selling.

Prevention of Further Damage:

If you fail to address your foundation issues in a timely manner, you may find yourself with a significant repair bill at some point. Taking care of issues as soon as you notice them, can help prevent more costly repairs or renovations in the future.

Mitigation of Health Hazards:

Chronic, untreated cracks in your foundation and leaking window wells can introduce some health hazards into your home. You may start to notice water infiltration, mold growth and pest infestations in areas where you hadn’t seen them before. If you notice this, you should contact a qualified foundation repair expert such as K. Kuypers for an inspection.

Improved Energy Efficiency:

It’s no secret that gaps, cracks and leaks can result in significant energy loss, especially in colder climates like Edmonton. By repairing these deficiencies sooner rather than later, you can save yourself a fair bit of cash to invest in that winter vacation or some other home improvement project.

Insurance and Lending Requirements:

For some of the older homes, some insurance companies or financial institutions may require you to address any foundation issues before they’ll provide coverage or loans. If your foundation isn’t structurally sound, in some areas there may be building code violations that are enforceable.

Peace of Mind:

Lastly, knowing that you’ve contracted a company like K Kuypers Construction to fix your foundation issues gives you the peace of mind that your home is waterproofed to prevent against moisture and ensure water doesn’t penetrate through your foundation walls. This in turn helps prevent structural damage, increases structural longevity, potential health hazards, enhances indoor air quality, increases the resale value of your home and can save you money on your energy bills.

Solutions

Basement Leaking?

We’ll save you from soggy socks!

Call for a Free Estimate

780-448-9908