How to Recognize Foundation Problems in Montreal

Living in Montreal, with its harsh winters and freeze-thaw cycles, can be tough on building foundations. Recognizing foundation problems early can help you avoid costly repairs in the future. Here are some key signs to watch out for: Cracks in Walls or Floors Cracks are often the first visible signs of a foundation problem. They … Continued

Temporary Repairs vs. Permanent Solutions: Managing Foundation Problems in Montreal

Foundations are crucial for the safety and stability of any residential or commercial structure. In Montreal, where climatic and geological conditions can pose unique challenges, choosing between a temporary fix and a permanent repair for your foundation problems can have a significant impact on a building’s durability and integrity. Here is a guide to help … Continued

What you need to know about house foundation cracks: the causes

Seeing cracks in the foundation is often considered normal wear and tear. Cases remain rare where the integrity of the building will be questioned and it is not always a construction defect. Sooner or later, a house may experience a risk of cracks in its foundations but it is essential to be able to distinguish … Continued

Foundation cracks: in which cases is it fixable?

Having cracks in your foundation is completely normal. It is rare that the integrity of the building will be questioned and they are not always a construction defect. A passive crack is considered stable. It does not evolve or very little over the years. Its only big flaw is that it doesn’t look good. It … Continued

Planning foundation repairs? Consider these important steps.

You have a foundation problem? Plan your work in advance, the process from the service request to the start of the worksite can sometimes take a long time! Here are some necessary procedures to be able to start the work. Proposal In order to obtain a work proposal, a technical representative must assess the needs … Continued

Land subsidence on the Plateau Mont-Royal in Montreal

Bisson Expert has completed more than 1,800 foundation repairs on the Plateau Mont-Royal, half of which were projects aimed at stabilizing foundations, granting us the well-earned reputation of a company with high-level expertise in this part of Montreal. Here is a typical example of foundation settling on the Plateau Mont-Royal due to soil with poor … Continued

What should you do if your house starts to settle ?

Stabilizing a foundation on steel piles | Bisson Expert provides you comprehensive information on how to stabilize and raise a foundation on steel piles to strengthen the foundation. If you notice changes in your house and think that it is settling, it may be adversely affected by ground movement due to soil composition. To help … Continued

How can you identify the warning signs of land subsidence?

Summer of 2016 was one of the warmest summers in Quebec since 1976, with some experts even predicting a drought. Nevertheless, the heat waves increased the likelihood of land subsidence in areas most at risk. Several owners actually saw new cracks in their building foundation or structure. If, like them, you think that your building … Continued

What causes the foundation to crack?

Find out what causes the foundation to crack and how to repair them with the help of Bisson Expert! Melting snow and water infiltration When spring arrives and the snow starts to melt, several owners rediscover their house. In fact, spring is the best time to inspect your property and to see if winter has … Continued