If you’re in need of basement leak repair Ottawa and you want to work with a company that has a great work ethic, Neworld Foundation is here for you! When it comes to basement leak repair in Ottawa, we’ll treat your home just like if it was ours. Read on to discover the philosophy that guides all of our basement reparations in the Canadian capital.
Whether it’s for foundation repairs that are specifically in Kanata , foundation waterproofing Ottawa or for parging Ottawa, there is a strong work ethic and philosophy that guides all of our basement leak repair in Ottawa.
In this article, we’ll share with you some of the key concepts that we integrate into all the foundation repairs we do.
The philosophy that guides our basement leak repair Ottawa
The majority of houses that show signs of foundation shifting do not require foundation repair
The majority of the harm caused by foundation shifting is purely aesthetic. Because of this, we believe that basement leak repair Ottawa should only be done on houses that have actual structural damage or serious cosmetic and/or functional damage.
We want you to have the foundation renovation you want and need, not the one that is most convenient or more profitable for us.
The source of the movement caused by soil moisture fluctuations should be identified
Most of the problems that lead to the necessity for basement leak repairs in Ottawa are caused by soil moisture fluctuations. With cold snowy winters that then lead to wet soil caused by the melting of the snow, it makes sense to not only treat the symptoms (cracks, sloped floors, etc) but also directly tackle the real problem (soil moisture content changes).
To move the water away from your foundation and treat the problem at its root before needing basement leak repair in Ottawa, we’ll typically use a French drain.
A French drain is a ditch with a perforated pipe that channels groundwater and surface water away from your home’s foundation. Over time, French drains can become damaged or shift out of place owing to soil movement around your home.
Every 8 to 10 years, French drains should be reinstalled or rebuilt. If your yard is flooded or water slowly creeps into your basement, you should consider repairing your French drain to help dry things out.
We believe in great communication with all our clients
For a successful basement leak repair in Ottawa, we know that one of the most important thing is to have a perfectly transparent communication with all our clients at every step of the renovation process. Our foundation renovation method emphasizes collaboration with homeowners.
This encourages communication and transparency among the project’s many levels and ensures a successful basement leak repair.
We’ll tell you exactly what needs to be done and we won’t sell you unnecessary renovations.
Only one remedial measure (fixing drainage, for example) should be performed at a time in order to assess its impact on the structure
When we do basement leak repair Ottawa, we’ll usually start with measures that can move the water away from your foundation such as installing a french drain. After assessing the effects of this method, we’ll move on to another one if needed.
Allowing some time to pass before attempting another corrective action allows the initial remedial measure’s effect to be assessed and will help us not undertake unnecessary renovations.