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02/28/13

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

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Abarent Construction was featured in a local business magazine – Renovations, Home Improvement & Design.

Read the article In Good Hands with a Solid Foundation.

02/27/13

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

Simple Basement Seepage Solutions

As a homeowner, there is a lot of preventative maintenance that you can do on your own to ensure that your basement stays trouble-free for as long as possible. The City of Edmonton has compiled a great reference booklet related to basement seepage solutions.

Topics include:

  • Understanding drainage
  • Why homes flood
  • Eavestroughs and downspouts
  • Improving lot grading
  • Backwater valves, weeping tile and sump pumps
  • Maintaining your home drainage system
  • Other resources

Download the City of Edmonton Homeowners Guide.

02/27/13

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

Helical Piers vs Drilled Concrete Piers

This article by Ryan J. Hardesty, P.E., of Hardesty Consulting LLC discusses helical piers vs drilled concrete piers in highly expansive soil areas. We found it interesting and wanted to share.

It is well known along the front range of Colorado that extensive structural damage to lightly loaded structures can occur in areas underlain by expansive soils. In addition to the damages incurred by such structures, especially residential homes, there is a considerable amount of risk that is shared amongst the community when dealing with expansive soils.

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