ANALYSE
YOUR FOUNDATION

CRACKING IN YOUR FOUNDATIONS

ACTIVE OR PASSIVE?

As cracks can be either passive or active, it’s important to determine which they are to select the best method for repairing them. This is why it is essential that one of our experts carry out an analysis.

Below is an overview of the steps and procedures used for crack repair to give you an idea of the process.

 

ACTIVE CRACKING IN YOUR FOUNDATIONS

PILING FOR A RELIABLE REPAIR

Unlike passive cracks that reach a stable state and present a smaller risk to the foundation, active cracks pose many short- and long-term risks. They are often a sign of clay soil and unstable backfill, both of which can cause numerous problems for your building (water leaks, structure deterioration, mould, etc.). Don’t delay and take advantage of our services for a complete assessment of your situation and to learn about our effective solutions.

RECOGNIZE

ACTIVE CRACKING IN YOUR FOUNDATION

 

Cracking in the foundations
These visible cracks are the first signs of foundation problems.

Cracking in the exterior cladding (bricks, stone, etc.)
These cracks are a sign of subsidence and often appear in the shape of stair steps.

Skewed doors or windows
A weakness in the foundation can cause gaps or jamming in window and door frames.

Deformation of upper-floor beams
Main structures tend to sag when there are flaws in the foundation.

Water leaks
Ground water exerts pressure on the foundation walls and enters through any cracks.

Subsidence of the concrete slab in the basement
The slab may become uneven from foundation instability due to subsidence.

Uneven floor
Floors become uneven over the years and tend to crack.

Cracking in plaster of internal walls
Cracks in the plaster of internal walls are often a sign of foundation problems.

Roof deformation
A flawed and unstable foundation can create roof deformation or subsidence.

SOLUTIONS

FOR ALL TYPES OF ACTIVE FOUNDATION CRACKS

 

Analysis
An assessment of the current situation and proposal of permanent solutions

Piling
A lasting solution for stabilizing your foundations

Stabilization
Correction of subsidence problems and minimization of future risks with a lasting solution

Straightening
Building equalization using a high-precision hydraulic system

Waterproofing
A completely safe process to plug cracks and protect against water and moisture

DOES YOUR HOME HAVE AN ACTIVE CRACK?

There are a number of solutions and financing options available for you to address the situation and protect the value of your home.

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WE REPAIR

ALL TYPES OF FOUNDATION CRACKING!

Our experts find solutions optimally tailored to the type of cracking in the concrete, from analysis of the situation to financing. With over 100,000 driven piles of experience, and licensed by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, accredited by the APCHQ, ACQ and OCCQ and referred by CAA-Québec, Alerte Fissure Inc. is a seasoned expert in the field! With our own team of highly qualified analysts and workers, we guarantee our work and offer guidance in the various financing solutions and subsidies available.