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Foundation Repair

Groundworks is your reliable partner for long-lasting foundation repair services in Southern Alberta. Secure your home now!

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Your home’s strength and longevity hinge on the reliability of its foundation, particularly in Alberta’s troublesome soil and changing weather conditions. 

At Groundworks, we’re experts in dealing with the complex issues that Alberta’s foundations experience. With more than 30 years in the industry focused on foundation repair, we’ve developed a broad range of services to tackle any foundation issue, big or small.

Don’t let lingering foundation problems compromise your home’s safety, comfort, or value. Whether you’re dealing with floor cracks, drywall issues, or foundation settlement, we’ve got the solutions you need. Acting today can help you avoid costly future repairs.

Make sure your home is on a solid foundation.
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Types of Foundation Damage in Calgary

Common Causes of Foundation Damage

Soil Types

While Alberta is home to many soil types, clay is the most problematic. Clay-based soil expands and contracts depending on moisture levels, exerting hydrostatic pressure on your basement walls when saturated and expanded. This immense force can lead to structural issues like cracks, wall bowing, and water leakage into the basement.

Soil Washout

Periods of heavy rain or flooding can erode and wash away soil underneath and around the foundation. This lack of support can lead to shifting, settlement, and other movement.

Shrinkage

During periods of drought, the soil dries out and shrinks. This can result in voids the foundation can easily settle into. Then, once the rain does fall, the overly dry soil cannot handle it. This leads to hydrostatic pressure and flooding.

Poor Exterior Drainage

Damaged or improper exterior drainage helps contribute to these causes. If systems like gutters and downspouts cannot effectively collect water and direct it away from your foundation, runoff collects close to your home, leading to leaks, cracks, and other damage.

Tree Roots

One common misconception is that tree roots will damage your foundation. In reality, the problem is the soil. As tree roots grow, they move the soil around. Displaced soil is looser, allowing for easier soil erosion. Properties with loose soil tend to have more foundation settling problems.

Foundation Solutions We Provide In Alberta

Stabilize Walls

What We Do

  • Observe soil conditions
  • Assess your home’s unique damage
  • Provide options for permanent repair

What We Use

Wall Anchors

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Wall Straps

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I-beams

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Fix Unlevel Floors

What We Do

  • Closely examine your crawl space
  • Determine the reason for joist failure
  • Devise a lasting repair and stabilization plan

What We Use

Floor Jacks

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Fortify Your Foundation

What We Do

  • Perform a meticulous inspection
  • Pinpoint  the exact cause of settlement
  • Recommend customized stabilization solutions

What We Use

Push Piers

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Helical Piers

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Foundation Repair FAQs

A: The duration of your foundation repair project depends on factors like the extent of damage, required repairs, and materials. During a free inspection with a Groundworks expert, they will provide an accurate timeline and schedule.

A: We do not recommend DIY foundation repair. Foundation problems often extend far beyond what is visible on the surface, requiring specialized equipment and expertise to address the underlying root causes effectively. Improper DIY repairs may only provide temporary relief or could potentially worsen the issue.

A: In most cases, foundation repairs are not covered by standard homeowner’s insurance policies. We encourage you to contact your insurance provider to understand the specifics of your coverage. At Groundworks, we offer affordable financing options and reliable warranties to make our professional foundation repair services accessible.

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Proudly Serving Calgary and Southern Alberta

Southern Alberta trusts Groundworks for reliable crawl space, basement waterproofing and foundation repair services. Contact us for a free inspection!  

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Excellent service! Really professional, knows his technology, works efficiently. Obviously enjoys his work. Thanks Feiross!

Brian Keating

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Cory came to my house, thoroughly evaluated the situation, explained the options to me, and patiently answered all of my questions. He is amazing. There was a crack in my basement wall that needed to be repaired. Paul (I think) did a good and clean Job. The repair was scheduled and completed exactly as was described to me. Great team! I’d definitely recommend this company to others.

Kavan Motazedi

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An amazing company with outstanding service. Incredibly impressed with both the work and the care. We did full waterproofing and a new sump system and we are thrilled. Sanity is restored after crisis flooding! From the initial consult to the final job the excellency is there. Would tell anyone and everyone to use this company.

Bek MacIntosh

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The service provided was excellent. From the start when we installed the tester to the end when we got the mitigation system installed. The installers came on time, cleaned up, and was super friendly. Definitely will contact them again for our next house!

Mabel Ma

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Excellent service. Sales was pleasant and quote was thorough enough to proceed. The crew that came out to excavate, and install the interior and exterior basement systems was absolutely top notch – their work was neat and tidy, they showed up on time, and worked hard. To top it off, they (and all the folks involved) have to be the most pleasant contractors I’ve ever dealt with – and this is house #5 for us over the years! Thank you, Basement Authority. Highly recommend.

Laura Chutny

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Yesterday we had our sump pump service by Ben and was very pleased with the work. He was knowledgeable and took care in his work. He was very friendly and explained what he was going to do. Very good at his job and we’ll ask for him if we need any work done in the future.

Wayne Bateman

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Fantastic service from start to end. Professional sales call, follow up, and terrific work crew on site. Did an amazing job of raising and leveling my driveway. The crew took great pride and were even excited with the outcome. I HIGHLY recommend their work.

Craig