What is foundation bolting?
The wood that rests directly on the foundation is called the mud sill. Until the 1940s, home builders often did not bolt the mud sill to the foundation. This creates a serious structural weakness that can allow your home to slide off its foundation during an earthquake. The mud sill should be bolted down to the foundation to prevent serious earthquake damage.
We offer solutions for foundation problems in Timmins and surrounding areas. Contact us for an estimate today!
Our foundation repair services include:
Cripple wall repair
Exterior drainage system
Foundation replacement is required when a foundation is in poor condition. The two main reasons for replacement are cracking and deterioration. The replacement process consists of several steps. First, the house is stabilized through a method called shoring. Next, the section of damaged foundation is broken up with jackhammers. When the section is removed, the iron support bars and concrete forms are setup. Now that the section is prepared, new concrete is poured into place. When the concrete is settled, the forms are stripped off and all the surrounding dirt is replaced. After all these steps, your home is nice and sturdy.
One other option to foundation replacement is building a sister foundation. When a section of a foundation can not be replaced, an additional foundation is built. This second foundation will lie directly behind the original one. The new foundation will hold the weight of the building, removing the weight off of the unsafe section.
This is achieved by installing and bolting the house to the foundation with varying styles of foundation anchors and straps. These anchors and straps suppress horizontal and vertical movement.
What is Hardscaping?
The Term “HARDSCAPE” Refers to any Type of Concrete Work Done on Pools, Driveways, Patios, Walkways, Entryways or other Concrete Related Surfaces.
Stamped Concrete, Exposed Aggregate and Stained Concrete are considered to be Hardscape Applications that have long been used for outdoor Surroundings such as Pools, Patios, Driveways, Entryways and Walkways.
Surfaces such as Italian Roads, Roman Walkways, or Stone Cut Textures from Europe can all be replicated with Durability & Strength that will last for many years. Most Hardscape enhancements add value to the home and improve the surroundings.
Before the project begins be prepared to give some thought to the surface of the surrounding area you would like to renovate or create. From either a Concrete Slab, to the options of surface colors, textures, patterns, decorative bands, borders and designs.
Nunez Construction can help you decide how to enhance or restore any patio, driveway, walkway and entryway. Plus, it can be done very economically to meet your budget. There are options for the most meager budget to the unlimited budget.
Stamped Concrete is the process of adding texture and color to concrete to make it resemble stone, brick, slate, cobblestone and many other products found in nature including wood, fossils, shells and many more.
Acid Stain is not a paint or coating agent, rather, it’s a coloring process involving a chemical reaction on a cementitious material. A solution made with water, acid, and inorganic salts reacts with minerals already present in the concrete, the result of this reaction is color. It works very well on new or old concrete….