Read over Basement Technologies timeline information to better understand our service process and project timelines.
Most projects begin between one and four weeks after you give us the go-ahead. This can be impacted by the nature of the services you require and, if they are necessary, the obtaining of building permits or engineering drawings. The spring thaw and significant rain events will result in many calls to Basement Technologies and it is recommended that you commit as soon as you are able to secure your priority position.
All crews are expected to show up to their job site between 8-9am unless they inform you otherwise. The crew leader or project manager will call to keep you informed regarding timing or if there are any delays due to traffic or the need to get specific tools or materials for the job.
External digs can take anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks, depending on the specific project. Most external digs can be done within a few days of the day we arrive on the job site. The time line greatly depends on obstacles that need to be removed, depth and length of the dig site, machine digging vs. hand digging, corridor digs and other services that need to be performed to complete the job.
Most internal de-watering systems take between 2-5 days to complete. The time line greatly depends on any obstacles in the way, concrete thickness and other facets to the project.
Most crack injections take 2-3 hours to complete. Some crack injections may require more prep work, for instance if the cracked foundation was previously repaired.
An external crack repair can take anywhere from a half a day to a couple days depending on the size of the dig, any obstacles in the way and the depth of the foundation.
A bowed wall repair that only needs one carbon fibre strap should take 1-2 hours to complete. More time is needed when multiple carbon fibre straps are needed. If we are doing a wall push to put the wall back in place, this can take up to a few days to complete.
A backwater valve installation will normally take from 1 day to 5 days to complete pending an inspection, and the requirements of the local building department. In the Greater Hamilton Area, backwater valves typically take between 1-2 days to complete. Due to the extra requirements, in the Halton Region, backwater valves can take up to 3-5 days to complete.
Most window well installs take about a day to complete but can take longer depending on the depth and any obstacles. Egress window wells were the window opening needs to be cut out may take 1-2 days depending on an inspection.
Most sump pump installs take 2-4 hours to complete.
Depending on the size of the underpinning (piering), this process may take anywhere from 1-3 weeks to complete.
If the water line is located where the city map indicates, finding the water line is simple and should take 1-2 days to complete.
The process of replacing a support post is fairly simple and shouldn't take more than 1-3 days to complete.
Lowering a basement varies greatly with the scale of the basement being lowered. A typicall project takes around 3 weeks to complete.
Replacing a floor slab will take 1-3 weeks depending on the size of the slab being replaced.
Depending on where you are located, a building permit can take up to 2-3 weeks to be approved. For instance, in Hamilton, the turn-around is 10 days from the time we submit the building permit request, assuming they are happy with the drawings and do not require any additional information.
Obviously I did not watch the whole job being done but I felt assured that the fellows were competent and thorough.
Crew was very energetic. Entered and left quietly. Acceptable language. Work tools all neatly gathered and together at end of day.
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