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11/30/13

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

Floor Lowering Project adds new Usable space to old historic house

Abarent Construction Ltd. teamed up with Aquarian Renovations Ltd. to create a new space in an old historic houses’s basement.  Prior to Abarent’s involvement the 1800 sq. foot basement had less than 6 feet of head room.  The new owner of this property wanted to be able to develop the space and make it a functional, usable extension of their home.  Abarent set about designing an Engineered Interior PWF Wall System that enabled them to effectively lower the basement floor.  When this basement floor lowering project was complete there was 7’10” of head room and a new concrete floor.  All Engineering Inspections complete, Abarent turned the project over to Aquarian Renovations Ltd who developed the basement space and renovated the remainder of the house.  What transpired created a beautiful home that the current owners enjoy with their growing family.

 

Read the article by Aquarian Renovation Ltd in the Renovation Magazine (Click for PDF):

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03/27/13

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

Abarent Offers to Help Save Mundare Church

Abarent Construction Ltd. offers to assist HPS with installation of beam and piling supports to save historic church in Mundare from being burned.  To see the video and read more about the aging Mundare Orthodox Ukrainian Church repair, see CTV’s article.  President and Owner of Abarent Construction Ltd. , Kevin Braddell, thought the building had far too much historical value and was worth looking at saving.  Both Helical Pier Systems and Abarent Construction Ltd. have offered their services free of charge.

Preserving Historic Buildings

Preserving Historic Buildings

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Building is worth saving

02/28/13

Posted by: Abarent Construction Ltd.

Local Business Profile

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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What our customers say:

Aileen & Wayne Dembicki

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a job well done. After this past weekend’s deluge, our basement was left completely dry….

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