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.
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.
Active craking in your foundation
Cracking in the foundationsThese 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 windowsA weakness in the foundation can cause gaps or jamming in window and door frames.
Deformation of upper-floor beamsMain structures tend to sag when there are flaws in the foundation.
Water leaksGround water exerts pressure on the foundation walls and enters through any cracks.
Subsidence of the concrete slab in the basementThe slab may become uneven from foundation instability due to subsidence.
Uneven floorFloors become uneven over the years and tend to crack.
Cracking in plaster of internal wallsCracks in the plaster of internal walls are often a sign of foundation problems.
Roof deformationA flawed and unstable foundation can create roof deformation or subsidence.
For all types of active foundation cracks
AnalysisAn assessment of the current situation and proposal of permanent solutions
PilingA lasting solution for stabilizing your foundations
StabilizationCorrection of subsidence problems and minimization of future risks with a lasting solution
StraighteningBuilding equalization using a high-precision hydraulic system
WaterproofingA completely safe process to plug cracks and protect against water and moisture
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.
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