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10/05/15

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

Leave a Review, Get Free Salisbury Greenhouse Gift Card

We spend a lot of time working in construction because we are passionate about the work and we care about the people we get to help.

Back 20 years ago or more, teams like us depended on happy customers telling people about how Abarent helped them save their homes and prevent damage. We are extremely thankful to every customer who talked to their friends and colleagues that needed a foundation repair company.

But these days, it’s a lot easier to help spread the word about the people and companies that leave you with a great experience: online reviews. And we appreciate our customers who take the time to leave reviews about their experiences with us, so we decided to offer a promotion!

Leave a review for a Gift Card!

Head to our reviews page, leave a review and you will receive a $50 Salisbury Greenhouse gift card. Just notify our office the minute you get the review up, and we’ll send you the gift card right away!

Knowing how we do is extremely important to us. It’s one of the best ways for us to know that we’re doing the best work we can. Let us know how we do by reviewing Abarent Construction here.

Thanks!

08/27/15

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

Why you need Window Well Repair & Window Well Waterproofing

What Is A Window Well?

A window well is the excavated area outside of your basement window that is similar to a trench, and consists of a steel metal sheet that acts as a retaining wall against the surrounding dirt to help drain water away. All basement window wells must be built below grade and require proper drainage installed to prevent water leaking inside your basement. Unfortunately, mistakes are made and some people do experience water damage to their basement caused by improper installation of their window well.

Common Reasons for Window Well Repair & Waterproofing

When a basement window is the source of water damage, the next step is to contact a window well repair professional to assess the area and determine the cause for well failure. Common problems include a homeowner installing a new or enlarging an existing window well and not excavating down to the weeping tile for proper drainage, or the well was not properly attached to the wall of the home. When a window well is not properly attached, the ground beneath the well shifts from Edmonton’s freezing temperatures which can lift the well and cause soil and debris to plug the drain pipe.

To solidify window well repair, hire a team who has the equipment to properly excavate down to the weeping tile and the ability to pack down soil firm to prevent ground shift issues throughout each season. Window well waterproofing is done once the area is properly excavated, the well is properly fastened to the wall, and gravel is laid down at the footing above the weeping tile and at the base of the window to allow water to slowly flow to the storm drain.

The team at Abarent Construction ltd. has over 20 years of experience in window well repair and window well upgrading. Get in touch with us if your window well is causing a concern. We can discuss your concerns and let you know about your options.

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06/17/15

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

Michael Madsen, Engineering Manager

Michael Madsen has 35 years of experience in structural and geotechnical engineering along with project management for the U of A and Proctor and Gamble. Currently a full time Engineering Manager for Abarent Construction Ltd, Michael has been involved with Abarent Construction Ltd for for 10 years. When not working, Michael can be found golfing or hiking in the Canadian Rockies.

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03/18/15

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

Kevin Braddell, Founder & President

Kevin Braddell, Founder and President of Abarent Construction Ltd for the past 25 years brings a wealth of experience and innovation to his foundation repair and piling company. Kevin’s focus is to constantly improve the way things are done not only with Abarent but in the industry. Community involvement with various charities and mentorship with several business groups feed his passion to give back to the city that supports Abarent Construction Ltd.

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03/18/15

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

Abarent Construction Supports Local Edmonton Charities

President of Abarent Construction Ltd, Kevin Braddell, and his family have been a sponsor of the Rockin Roll Climb of Hope since it was founded.  Over the past few years this Edmonton charity event has raised over $725,000 to support The Cross Cancer Institute.  Abarent supports the cause – and so should you!

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Craig’s Simpson’s Never Say Never Golf Classic event has been held for over 26 years. Kevin Braddell and Abarent Construction Ltd have been a big part of this Spinal Cord Injury Research Charity for close to 15 years, that helps raise millions of dollars. This is always a fun two day event that has everything from live entertainment to golf.

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03/18/15

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

What are screw piles & screw piling?

Screw piles & screw piling – a quick primer.

What is a screw piling?  A screw piling is a steel pipe with one or several “Helix/s” attached to it.  These piles are then twisted into the ground using a specialized high torque drive head on a machine to stabilize and install them into the ground.  Screw Piles can come in various sizes depending on Engineering parameters and site requirements.  There are many applications for screw piles from home decks, underpinning, foundation support or industrial uses.  Depending on requirements screw piles can be installed in one length or several bolted together. At Abarent, we focus primarily on commercial and industrial applications of screw piling and screw piles. Read on for just a few examples of screw piles and their advantages.

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03/18/15

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

Identifying a foundation repair opportunity

What to do about a foundation repair crack in your basement?

As homeowners, one of the biggest problems that generally don’t get noticed until it’s too late is a foundation repair crack. We’ve found a short, helpful article that should give you a general idea of what to look for when you see a crack in your basement foundation. We’ve found a couple informative blog posts that should give you a primer on identifying foundation repair cracks, and actions you can take to fix this. If you need us ,don’t hesitate! Give us a call.

Read on in these two blog posts : How to recognize a problematic foundation crack and what to do about it & Basement Cracks & Shrinkage.

11/03/14

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

How To Repair Foundation Leaks & Cracks

Beginning Foundation Crack Repair and Foundation Leak Repair – How do we start?

Firstly, there are a multitude of methods used in the industry for repairing foundation leaks and cracks.  Not all of them are appropriate for every situation, however. As a customer,  it is important that you understand what your choices are, and the real differences between all of them.  At Abarent, we have created a document that goes over a comparison of the different ways you can go about repairing foundation leaks, helping you assess which method is the right one for your situation.

Obviously costs can vary dramatically between methods.  How you choose to begin your foundation leak repair or your foundation crack repair, and which contractor you hire should be an informed decision.  Make sure you are informed and have an idea of what you might need. Ask questions to your contractor so that your leaky basement issue is resolved once and for all.

Click below for Abarent’s guide to repair foundation leaks:

https://www.abarent.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/What-are-the-Differences-in-Methods.pdf

 

 

What our customers say:

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 (incl…

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Bobbi Beeson

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 …

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