Thorough Foundation Underpinning & Sump Pit Installation
Whether your foundation requires new product installation or repairs, you can trust Saber Industries to get the job done right. All of our installations are backed by warranties.
FOUNDATION UNDERPINNING & STRUCTURE LEVELING
We always take laser readings prior to underpinning for absolute accuracy. Our underpinning is designed to stabilize the downward movement of the foundation, with piles 16 inches across and driven 25 feet into the ground.
After underpinning, we lift the superstructure or foundation wall, then raise and level the building.
Finally, we fill in empty areas and use clean stone backfill to reduce lateral force on the walls.
Defend your home against devastating structural damage. In addition to foundation repairs and sump pit installations, Saber Industries offers:
- Window well drainage
- Back water valve installation
- Concrete wall bracing
- Basement waterproofing
- Exterior wall insulation
Contact Saber Industries today to discuss how foundation underpinning and a sump pit protects your commercial or residential property.
SUMP PIT INSTALLATION
We sell industry-tough residential and commercial sump pits built with our own patented design.
Saber sump pits are durable and smaller than most versions, allowing for shallow access installation.
RADON GAS DANGER
Any below ground structure may collect radon gas, which occupies the lowest portion of your building before creeping up into your rooms and eventually enters your furnace or air systems, infecting the entire building.
Protect your property from this radioactive gas threat with the radon venting system of our code-approved sump pits.
The pit collects the empty gas before pumping it out safely, making your air and environment safer.
Saber industries Inc. is one of the largest foundation repair companies in Manitoba, working on both residential and commercial buildings. Saber Industries Inc. was incorporated in 1993 and, continues to operate under the same management. Saber has over 30 years of experience within the foundation repair field. We perform very little new construction but, specialize in structural repairs such as underpinning, lifting houses, wall bracing, and wall replacements, waterproofing, drainage systems, and basement floor replacement.
In 1997, Saber Industries Inc. invented and patented a perforated sump pit which is designed to act like a well under basement floor slabs. It is designed to reduce excess of water content under floor slabs and help prevent an upward movement of a basement floor. This product is available throughout Canada and the United States of America. It can also be used to lower radon gas inside buildings.
Saber Industries Inc. works in conjunction with numerous engineering firms for both residential and commercial properties. Saber Industries Inc. is also a member of the engineering society, Better Business Bureau and National Air Barrier Association.
Over the last 25 years Saber Industries has used many different kinds of waterproofing materials on foundation walls. We have found using the spray applied membrane to work the best and, have continued to use this method for the past 7-10 years with great success! We are the only foundation contractor in Manitoba with this type membrane. The biggest advantage to using the spray applied waterproofing membrane is that most existing foundation walls are not a smooth surface, therefore, using a liquid membrane covers the entire surface with no air pockets. This can also be applied on top of the footing making a complete waterproofed seal. On all jobs Saber Industries Inc. carries out, we install a minimum of 1’’ of Styrofoam insulation to cover the membrane. This will protect the membrane from being damaged and also give an R-5 insulating value. All jobs are backfilled with clean drainage stone. This will create proper drainage as well as eliminate as much inward pressure as possible. The R-5 insulation will make up heat loss due to backfilling with the clean stone.
Note: Peal and stick membranes are very good as long as you have a completely straight and smooth surface to apply them to. Peal and stick membranes will not stick to a rough surface and it is very difficult to make a water tight seal where the wall and the footing meet. Although, Saber Industries Inc. is certified to install this type of membrane, it is mainly used on new construction.
Note: Saber Industries Inc. is certified to install all types of waterproofing membranes.
Back in the 1980’s, a typical pile for a residential property was 16’’ x 20’ deep. After Saber Industries was Incorporated, Saber changed the normal pile depth to 25’ or, an auger refusal. This was done because some of the houses that were underpinned in the 1980’s were showing signs of movement more than acceptable. Movement on a 25’ pile is very minimal. With Saber Industries Inc. equipment we can install any pile size from 16’’ to 36’’ in diameter. This equipment is designed for the installation of piles under existing foundations and inside buildings. To install any type of underpinning this is considered a structural repair and will require certified drawings as well as a building permit. Saber Industries Inc. is always willing to obtain each of these but, the customer is welcome to do so themselves as well.