- Stabilization and alignment of foundation on steel piles;
- Repair and replacement of existing foundations;
- Basement excavation with underpinning foundation;
- Reinforcement for structural problems
- Foundation waterproofing, interior and exterior drains;
- Supporting of buildings during decontamination.
” A contractor wants to charge me for an estimate to repair the concrete foundation in my garage. Are your estimates free of charge for a foundation that needs to be repaired? “
For work that involves repairing a foundation, waterproofing a structure, performing structural work or removing pyrite, our estimates are free if you are the building owner or manager. Call us; we will be pleased to help you.
” I am the owner of a building with a unique architecture that presents some rather complex challenges, such as geothermal heating and curved load-bearing walls. Do you have an engineering department? “
We have a team of experienced engineers and technicians at your service. They make sure to find the best solution for your particular problem. They also produce the documents needed to apply for a grant and the reports and drawings required for the various programs. They also oversee the quality of the work carried out.
” Before, I used to see the Roger Bisson Inc. name; why do I see two company names now? “
The official name of the company is Roger Bisson Inc., a company incorporated in Quebec in 1962. In 2003, the company added another business name under the Roger Bisson Inc. corporate name, it is however the same company. Changing the name from Roger Bisson Inc. to Bisson Expert points to the dynamic vision of a company specializing in foundations and adapting to our customers’ evolving needs. The company adheres to the same philosophy, always committed to outstanding workmanship and excellent customer satisfaction. Since 1962, our relationship with our customers has been based on trust, and all our efforts continue to follow these guidelines.
” I read somewhere that to get a grant for structural renovations, I must hire a certified contractor. What are your certifications and accreditations? I want to do business with real experts. “
Bisson Expert has more than just minimum certifications and accreditations.
- Régie du Bâtiment du Québec
- Member in good standing of the APCHQ
- Association des consommateurs pour la qualité dans la construction (ACQC)
- Guide Perrier collaborator.
” Your experience seems to be quite extensive in this field, but before signing a contract for something as important as the foundation of my house, I would like to have references. Can you give us some names? “
We will be pleased to provide you with references upon request. Having served more than 15,000 customers in the residential and commercial sectors, our clientele is our greatest pride. Our customers do not hesitate to recommend us to their best friends.
” A contractor told me that bored piles are the best type for repairing concrete structures. I see that you use different types of piles. What is the best type of pile: bored piles or ram piles? “
We use different types of piles to provide the most efficient, long-lasting and cost-efficient service. Because of constraints or confined access resulting in much higher costs, the types of piles and pile-driving methods are selected according to each specific problem.
Analyzing our customers’ needs allows us to continually improve and renew our products and services. To meet the needs of our extensive customer base, Bisson Expert is one of the only companies working with foundations to have a Research and Development department. Our engineers have developed piles and installation methods adapted to various problems and work environments. Whether it is a project for bored or ram piles, our experts will select the pile or pile driving method best adapted to each situation.
We cover the Greater Montreal Area, including Longueuil, Brossard, St-Hubert, Beloeil, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and all Montreal boroughs, West Island, North Shore, Laval, Repentigny, etc. We travel throughout the province of Quebec for large-scale projects.
” I am planning to have my cement foundation repaired before putting my house up for sale. What kind of warranty do you offer? Can the warranty be transferred to the new owner? “
Currently, the warranty for work done to stabilize a structure with piles is 15 years, and for removing pyrite is 20 years. All our warranties can be transferred.
Whether it is to replace a foundation under an existing building, stabilize and repair a foundation, excavate a basement, waterproof a foundation, install a drain inside or outside, reinforce a structure, decontaminate a crawlspace or remove pyrite, the Bisson Expert team is committed to offering you outstanding service at all levels and to fully guarantee our work under the Bisson Warranty Seal.
” The concrete walls in my basement are in good condition. I don’t see any cracks, but I do see some on the floor. If I see cracks in my basement’s concrete slab, does it mean that I have a pyrite problem? “
Not necessarily; cracks in the concrete slab may be indicative of another foundation problem. The only way to find out is for one of our representatives to go on-site to see what the problem is.
” I’m new to the neighborhood, and my neighbor told me that your company had repaired his basement and that he was delighted with the work. If my neighbor has pyrite, do I also have pyrite? “
There is a possibility that you may have pyrite. Warning signs and pyrite tests performed by an accredited laboratory is the only way to confirm this possibility.
” The cement slab on my garage floor is bulging and cracking. What are the most common warning signs of a pyrite problem? “
Swelling of the concrete slab, cracks, and white powdery deposits are the most common warning signs of a pyrite swelling of the concrete slab, cracks, and white powdery deposits are the most common warning signs of a pyrite problem. Furthermore, other cracks may appear in the walls or foundation. The uplift of the concrete slab and white powdery deposits are clues that are indicative of pyrite. A laboratory test will show if there is pyrite under the slab and how much.
” I see two cracks on my brick wall. The wall is starting to buckle, and the bricks are coming off. My neighbor told me that if I don’t see a crack in the foundation, it’s not that serious and that a bricklayer can fix the problem. I’ve done a really good job of walking around the house looking for cracks on the concrete foundation, and I don’t see any damage. “
It is possible to see cracks in your brick wall without any apparent damage to your foundation. However, damage to the brick wall may be caused by another structural problem in the house. Call us, and we will inspect the damage. The only way to find out if there is a problem is for one of our representatives to see the damage.
” I am not sure if my foundation needs to be replaced. What methods do you use to repair a foundation? “
Depending on the environment, the type of foundation, and the nature of the problem, several solutions can be taken into account, ranging from stabilizing the foundation with steel piles to replacing or repairing the foundation.
” My house is almost new, and there are already cracks in the foundation, and my doors don’t close properly. Can a new house sag or settle? “
Unfortunately, some newer homes are also subject to ground movement caused by dewatering factors and, as a result, may be subject to foundation settling.
” This summer, I saw cracks appear in the foundation. My neighbor tells me that it is because of the drought, given that he sees damage to his house too. What causes a house to sag or settle? “
Several factors can cause a house to sag or settle, including several factors can cause a house to sag or settle, including urbanization, clay soils, proximity to large trees, and drought. Sometimes, there are several reasons that cause sagging or other damage to the foundation.
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