Segment One: Excavation

Today we’re here doing some excavation, to get ready for a waterproofing job. In the video, you can see we are running the excavator to dig out this wall. I will take you around the other side to have a look at a wall that is in rather bad shape looks like.

If you take a look there is quite a crack there. The wall has moved in considerably and that’s from the clay which is highly plastic and when it gets wet, it absorbs the moisture and it expands. When it expands, it pushes the wall in, causing the large cracks such as this.

This wall we will be straightening and when we are finished, it will look quite good, level and we will have cracks filled. Once we wrap that up, we will be doing the waterproofing, the straightening and the bracing.

Segment Two: Waterproofing Membrane, Weeping Tile and Backfill

This is the continuation of the job that we showed in the first section of this video. This is the wall that was in quite rough shape that we’ve wall straightened. So we have pulled this wall back straight. Before we did so, it was caving inwards approximately four to five inches but now the wall is completely plumb. Soon, we’ll pull off our supports and then move on to bracing the inside then continue with the waterproofing.

In the video, you can see that we have completed this section of the waterproofing. The weeping tile is in underneath the rock – we’ve started to fill the sand and we have got to get a bit more in.  The membrane is on the wall and you can see the weeping tile that lies under the rock. This section of wall is completely done, except for the backfill and our guys have just started filling sand in.

In the video, we show another wall on the north side of the house. Here the membranes have all been installed and the sand has been put into the trench.  It’s always the rock, the sand, and then about two feet of clay capping. So you can see that we have come rather high with our sand, and then just final grade with the clay. The guys have come around the back, gained an access point, and they are continuing around the back as you can see.

Thanks for watching, and hope to hear from you soon.


Do you have a wet leaky basement and are you in need of basement or foundation repair in Regina, Saskatchewan?

For over 10 years, JS Basement Works has been Regina’s premiere home for basement and foundation repair.

We offer the following services:

‣ Basement Waterproofing
‣ Basement Wall Bracing
‣ Engineered Knee Walls
‣ Foundation Underpinning
‣ Sump Pits & Pumps
‣ New Concrete Basement Floors
‣ Weeping Tile Installation
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