Choosing Your Foundation Repair Method

Does your Belleville, ON home show signs of sagging floors, bowing or buckling walls, and foundation cracks? Do such foundation problems make you question the safety, stability, and/or overall resale value of your home?

Foundation problems can be a serious source of stress and financial worry for Belleville homeowners. Fortunately, however, there are affordable, certified foundation repair contractors that can permanently solve foundation problems without breaking one’s budget. Continue reading to learn the four common steps involved in Belleville foundation repair.

Step 1: Find a Certified Foundation Repair Contractor in Belleville

Though it may sound like a daunting task, finding a certified foundation repair contractor in Belleville doesn’t have to be. You can begin the search online and compare contractors’ rates, services, and customer reviews that way, or you can ask your friends, neighbors, and co-workers for recommendations. In the end, you’ll want to hire a Belleville foundation repair company with extensive knowledge and experience in foundation repair, along with affordable rates and trustworthy contractors.

Step 2: Inspect for Foundation Problems

Once you’ve found the best foundation repair contractor in Belleville, it’s time to get to work! The first step is to conduct an extensive home inspection, pinpointing areas of your home needing foundation repair. Fixing these trouble spots will return your home to its original position and increase your home’s overall value.

Step 3: Discuss Effective & Affordable Solutions

Once the inspection is complete, the Belleville foundation repair contractor will sit down with the homeowner and discuss any problems they found. Together, you can come up with an effective solution that fits within your budget. Popular foundation repairs include:

  • Wall Anchor Systems: If your foundation walls appear to bow or buckle inward, it means they’re unable to handle the weight or pressure being applied to them. This may be caused by a variety of reasons, including hydrostatic pressure, the type of soil around the foundation, temperature conditions, and how deep the foundation reaches. Buckling walls will eventually crack and leak water. If ignored, they may even collapse. Belleville foundation repair contractors can install wall anchor systems that will not only stop inward wall movement, but even restore the walls back to their original (straight) position.
  • Foundation Piers: Foundations settle naturally over time, but settlement problems can occur when the soil under a foundation cannot support the home’s cumulative weight. Foundation settlement problems can result in cracked walls and drywall, titled chimneys, uneven doors and windows, and much more. To repair foundation settlement problems, Belleville foundation repair contractors can install stabilizing foundation piers. These sturdy steel piers can resist both long-term pressure and corrosion, and lift the foundation back to a stable and worry-free position.
  • Crawl Space Supports: Although a crawl space is not a “lived-in” and usable part of your home, it still needs to be protected and maintained. One common foundation problem in Belleville is when the floors above a crawl space begin to sag or sink. This is often due to a lack of crawl space supportive structures, moisture damage/rot, or sinking supports. To solve this problem, Belleville foundation repair contractors can install crawl space supports. These work to quickly and effectively restore the structure. If the sinking floors were a result of rot or mold, the contractor can also encapsulate and dehumidify the space.

Step 4: Receive a Free, No Obligation Estimate

The final step in Belleville foundation repair involves receiving a free, no obligation estimate from your chosen contractor. If the price is right, you can then implement the suggested foundation repairs and give your home a much needed “pick-me-up!” (No pun intended.) Don’t wait until it’s too late — research Belleville foundation repair contractors today!

McInroy Basement Systems specializes in foundation repair in Belleville and other surrounding areas. Visit them online for foundation repair estimate.


Basement Waterproofing: Go Pro or DIY?


a flooded basement floor in a University Place home

Aqueous Basement Systems, a Seatlle basement waterproofing expert,  explains the challenges involved in waterproofing a basement and why DIY solutions are not the best option. 

Choosing Between DIY And A Professional Waterproofer

Few forces can damage a home in quite the way that water (and its partner mold) can. The continuous, periodic, soakings that comes with a wet basement has the potential to ruin virtually everything stored there, including:

  • Appliances (Furnaces, Washers, Dryers, Etc)
  • Furniture
  • Stored Items (Photos, Books, Clothing, Etc)
  • Finishing Materials (Carpet, Wallboard, Studs, Etc)

…and much, much more. On the other hand, if you waterproof that flooded space, you gain an entire floor of your home back. You can finish that into more living space, or you can begin to use it again to store valuables.”

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Buy this #Ontario House, Get $1,000 Worth of Free Beer!

ONTARIO, CANADA – For nearly a decade, Pete Karreman, owner of Omni Basement Systems, has focused on basement waterproofing in Oakville, ON, and the surrounding areas. But recently he’s had another interest: selling his home on Old Guelph Road in Dundas. Not one for conventional behavior, Karreman has decided to use a unique method for getting his house sold. He announced that he is offering $1,000 worth of free beer to whoever buys the house.

This distinctive selling method is one of Karreman’s latest creative marketing ideas. Already known for driving around town in a decked-out and decaled Nissan Cube with a full-size stuffed mannequin sitting in the passenger seat, Karreman is no stranger to getting attention. He views selling his home the way he would view selling a waterproofing product to a homeowner. It’s all about letting the customer know who you are and what benefits they will receive when doing business with you. 

“This is an exercise in marketing,” Karreman said. “This is about getting your name out there.”

The house has been on the market since November 12. It’s located on a half-acre of property and features a pool, hot tub, theatre room and panoramic views. It’s on the market for $419,900 and the buyer will have a choice between the free beer or $1,000 worth of free wine.

Omni Basement Systems has been drying wet basements and crawl spaces for about nine years and is located in Hamilton, ON. Omni provides foundation repair, wet crawl space repair and basement waterproofing in Oakville, Ancaster, Brantford, Burlington, Cambridge, Dundas, Fort Erie, Grimsby, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener, Milton, Niagara Falls, Oakville, Port Colborne, Simcoe, St. Catharines, Stoney Creek, Waterdown, Welland, and Woodstock areas. They are members of the international Basement Systems network of basement contractors and have access to the network’s 27 patented products.

Complete Basement Systems Ready to Protect Denver Area Homeowners from Radon Gas

Aurora, CO – Homeowners in Colorado are exposed to some of the most dangerous levels of radon in the country and an expanding business is ready to keep people safe from this toxic gas. Employees of Complete Basement Systems have just completed expert-level training and are ready to take care of all of the area’s radon problems – a problem which kills more than 20,000 people every year.


A study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that Coloradoans are at a high risk when it comes to radon exposure.  Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that comes from the natural radioactive breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water.  The danger occurs when high levels of radon become concentrated in a home. When radon is inhaled, radioactive particles become trapped in lungs and decay, damaging lung cells.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

That’s why Rod Martin, owner of Complete Basement Systems in Aurora, CO decided to add radon mitigation to his already basement systems business. Martin says, “Keeping families safe in their own homes isn’t just a business for me, it’s my passion. We are excited to be able to give homeowners some peace of mind and clean air to breathe.”

Complete Basement Systems offers a full range of radon services, including testing and radon mitigation systems in greater Denver.

View the study by the Environmental Protection Agency online for more information.