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11/03/14

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

How To Fix A Basement Wall Crack

Basement Wall Crack & Foundation Repair

“How do you fix a basement wall crack?” is a generic question we at Abarent are asked all of the time.  Repairing basement wall cracks should be something that is done after the cause of the concrete cracks is determined.  There are a few important questions you need to ask yourself: Is there settlement?  Is there structural movement? Are lateral loads too great for the foundation wall?  Is this a simple foundation leak issue?  What needs to be understood is that a basement wall crack is usually a bigger problem – a problem with the foundation of your house.

If a foundation repair is done, without fully understanding the issues present, you may not be solving the problem.  No one likes spending money on a foundation repair, but if your spending money repairing basement wall cracks, get it done right the first time.

Have a qualified professional that is experienced with both structural and water issues related to foundation repair investigate your problem. At Abarent, we have a very informative area on our website that may help you understand the foundation repair world, and assist you in making a decision on which direction to go with for your basement repair project. To get a better idea of what to expect, check out our articles below:

What our customers say

We have had our fair share of unremarkable and even troublesome experiences with other contractors, so you guys were certainly a breath of fresh air. An honest contractor, bang on with the timeline, finished on time, within budget, your "nothing is too much trouble" attitude...and a job well done.

Michael Abbott

It's no surprise that repairing a home's foundation and all that comes with the project would be a stressful, messy and unpredicatable job. Kevin and his team took the time to ensure the job was done well and done right. Kevin communicated with us every step of the way and always told us the truth whether it was good news or not. Personally, feeling secure that someone is being truthful is a big deal for me when dealing in an area that is not my forte. I appreciated his candor.

Bobbi Beeson

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.

John Baker

The basement and foundation repair services of Abarent Construction Edmonton were effective, efficient and timely in all aspects in addressing the tiny, hairline crack, the first crack in 26 years due to the bizarre freezing and thawing that occurred this year, along a foundation wall. Jim and Lannie, the two gentlemen that performed the work explained what they observed and assured us that the two day work plan was well in hand. They were polite, hardworking and thorough in their inspection and remediation as they also confirmed the weeping tile was in good condition.

Mark Whetstone

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