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Basement Slab Replacement
If you notice cracks in your cement floors, don’t panic.
Small or hairline cracks are common in cement. It doesn’t necessarily mean there are issues.
But you should document them. Take a photo of the floor and date the photo. You can also measure the length of the crack. If the crack is slightly wider than a hairline crack, then you can document the width as well.
Regina has some of the most difficult soil and weather conditions in the country.
Deep frosts coupled with extremely heavy gumbo soil is, and certainly can be a recipe for disaster. Canadian and regional codes are now followed when new concrete basements are installed.
Correct placement of rebar, thickness and size of footings as well as proper drainage and elevations are absolute. Very few existing concrete foundations; more specifically in the 40-50-year-old range are even close to this standard.
Many will have to be brought up to certain standards otherwise occupancy may be in question.
Replacing the basement slab/floor of your home is no easy task.
The basement floor of your home helps with the overall structural integrity of your home. Removing it and just replacing it with a new, smooth concrete floor will cause issues later on.
A new basement floor should be tied into the footings and the outside walls. It should be poured to engineered specifications and include proper support and rebar.
REQUEST A BASEMENT / FOUNDATION REESTIMATE
If your home has signs of water seepage or there are visible cracks in your foundation walls or floor.