Our Case Histories

Fontaine – Push Pile Foundation Underpinning

Two story 1940’s home in Millcreek Ravine with walkout end in Edmonton that had evidence of foundation movement and settlement over a portion of the walkout end of the foundation. The owner was selling the property and needed to have the foundation stabilized.  We assessed the pattern of settlement and put together an Engineered Plan for Underpinning Remediation using our Proprietary Steel Pipe Push Pile Technology.

PROJECT GOALS

  • Stabilize a portion of the exterior foundation walls
  • Repair all cracks, waterproof foundation and install weeping tile
 

PROJECT CHALLENGES

  • Extremely deep excavation in a tight access area on a slope
  • Keeping project within client’s budget parameters
  • Piles required had very tight access.
 

OUR APPROACH

  • Soil bore holes were obtained, loads required were calculated, piles locations were engineered, piles were designed and a Building Permit was obtained.
  • Project was completed on schedule and on budget during winter months
  • We put together a detailed schedule for the project to manage and perform all work
  • All installed piles were installed, loaded and loads confirmed through a load testing process
  • A comprehensive Engineered Turnover Package was supplied to the client and required Engineer’s Compliance provided for the building permit and project

What our customers say:

Owen and Linda De Bathe

Access to the site was a challenge. Material to be removed and replaced had to be loaded into wheelbarrows and pushed uphill and down. It was an arduous undertaking and the men on the job worked very hard. The work ethic and discipline of the crew was impressive. As well, we were very pleased with the workmanship and clean-up following completion of the project.Read more

John Baker

Abarent provided a 3-page, itemized list of the specific work to be done at each stage of the project, including descriptions of optional issues (including additional costs) that might arise during the work. The company president did the initial walk-through for their estimate and later went through it, line by line. He pointed out potential problems and things we had to prepare for during the work (extra cracks, concrete dust, effects on neighbors, etc.)… Repairing a foundation is a very traumatic event for any householder because all of your house investment is (literally!) in the air. If you have to do it, call Abarent. They are professional – we cannot recommend them highly enough.Read more

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