I had always suspected the previous homeowner had done a foundation repair job on one wall of our St. Albert home. A melting late-spring snowfall and then constant rain confirmed that the repair had failed and started to leak again behind a bathroom wall. After cutting out drywall, Travis (from Abarent) and I confirmed that it seemed to be a poorly done job, apparently done repaired from the inside. Because the bathroom wall & shower obscured the view of the whole crack, we could not tell if it had been completely repaired. We agreed that an outside repair was the best way to fix the problem long-term.
Abarent was very busy with such a wet spring and unfortunately took a month to schedule the work. Then they had to reschedule for a few days later because they wanted to have a full crew to do the repair as quickly as possible once the digging started. Because there was a power line about 1 meter from the wall, the 25ft. of foundation had to be dug by hand! Once the Abarent crew started digging, they had the foundation dug in a few hours...very hard working crew! The cracks were sealed, the new sump pump was installed and the new tar-like waterproof membrane was applied that day. The next morning, after the membrane had set, the crew returned and applied the Styrofoam protection boards and filled the excavation back in with washed gravel. Then they did a good job of cleaning up the whole jobsite.
Travis returned late that day to inspect the job, answer my questions and replace the plastic bathroom vent hood that had been broken during the job.
Overall, I was very satisfied with the work done, the diligence and speed of the work crew, the comprehensive information package accompanying the quote, the level of communication and the clean-up. The only thing that could have been better was to get the work started sooner, but the weather was a factor in Abarent having a prolonged schedule. Also, be aware that until it dries completely there is a chemical smell to the waterproof membrane, but that fades over a few days.