PROJECT GOALS

  • Waterproof the foundation wall
  • Relieve lateral pressure on the foundation
  • Install weeping tile for footing drainage
  • Install a sump system to drain weeping tile

OUR APPROACH

Due to the type of wall that existed we had to excavate in a slightly different manner than most foundation excavations and keep the bearing angle of the bottom of the wall in mind when elevating the bottom of the excavation such that the weeping tile installed would be properly located below the top of the interior floor without undermining the bearing angle of the footing.

  • Once the excavation was completed, we filled cracks, holes and deteriorated areas with an application of bonding agent then hydraulic cement.
  • A liquid rubber membrane was installed from the bottom of the exterior wall to grade level.
  • Weeping tile was installed around the entire perimeter of the house including under the additions and connected to an interior sump system.
  • The exterior excavation was backfilled with stone. This stone backfill created a “free drainage” system such that no water would be held adjacent to the foundation. The stone also reduced lateral loads on the 70 year old foundation.

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

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

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.

Aileen & Wayne Dembicki

It is terrific to see that your company’s motto of “Quality without Compromise” is more than just words… The job was completed ahead of schedule and the workers ensured that when they left, the yard looked just like it did when they arrive. Well, actually it looked better…

Don and Eve Neil