What is the difference between partial and total staking?
As part of a foundation stabilization project, we sometimes get requests to stake only a portion of a property. While this is a feasible solution, it comes with its own set of risks.
In most cases, when a building shows signs of settling, it is strongly recommended that the entire perimeter be rammed. This will ensure the stability of the building for decades to come. Buildings that have been partially rammed usually show cracks in the brick and signs of movement in the years that follow.
Partial piling: a less expensive but limited solution
Partial piling is a piling solution aimed at piling one or more walls of a building or a house. More economical in the short term, it does not allow to straighten a building and does not cover the risks of future subsidence on the walls that have not been treated.
However, this solution can be applied in the case of semi-detached houses (this is the case in residential areas, such as in Montreal for example) which do not allow access to the entire foundation.
Total piling: the best way to straighten and stabilize your foundations
Total piling consists of piling all the foundation walls that support the load of a building or a house. This work can be done outdoors (piling with excavation) or indoors (indoor piling)
This is the most effective solution if you wish to straighten or stabilize the foundations of your house, especially in Montreal and its region. Indeed, the problems of soil subsidence are well known in the region, due to the clayey nature of its soils.
There are also tax credits and subsidies programs offered by the municipalities to help you finance the work.
You have a doubt concerning the stability of your foundations?
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Lesage Excavation has been providing pile foundation and foundation stabilization services for over 15 years.
Winner of the 2020 and 2021 Consumer’s Choice Award in the foundation repair category, our expertise and customer service are recognized throughout the Greater Montreal area.
We mainly serve the Montérégie, the Greater Montreal, the South Shore, a part of the North Shore as well as Ontario; and more specifically
Vaudreuil-Dorion – Montreal – Laval – Longueuil – Brossard – Candiac – Salaberry de Valleyfield – North Lancaster – South Glengarry – Alexandria – Hawkesbury – Rigaud – Hudson – Pincourt – Notre-Dame-De-L’ile-Perrot – Lachute – Montebello
We can also travel to more remote areas when it is a complex project and the owner cannot find a certified contractor in their area.