Service provider recommendations, problem solving of maintenance issues, etc.
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    • #2193
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      We live in a bungalow style condominium complex and have brick pillars near our front entrance steps under the roof overhangs. Some have started to lean quite noticeably. We suspect that the developer did not provide a proper foundation or pile and we know they did not back-fill the area properly. We suspect that the pillars are just decorative because the roof line has not been noticeably affected when the pillars pull away from the soffit area or lean.
      We are looking for a service provider that could confirm the problem and provide a solution to re-straighten the pillar. Any help to point us in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

      Originally posted by Don B

    • #2194
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      all Wade Engineering to come have a look to see what is happening and they could also give you an estimate of the cost to fix.

      Anne A on July 31 2018 at 09:45 AM

    • #2195
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      Have you considered mudjacking under the pillars to stabilize them.

      June W on July 31 2018 at 10:18 AM

    • #2196
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      Mud jacking will not likely do the job, mud jacking is great for side walks.

      Don M on July 31 2018 at 10:24 AM

    • #2197
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      For a second opinion call Rolly at RWH Infrastructure Consulting Inc.
      780-906-4663.

      Roland H on July 31 2018 at 10:59 AM

    • #2198
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      phone Colin Chadwick at 780-722 8059 He will have a reasonable solution

      Graham J on July 31 2018 at 11:04 AM

    • #2199
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      While you may be correct that the pillars are not structural in nature you should consider retaining a “structural” engineer who is an APEGA Professional Member (P.Eng. or PL(Eng.)) look at the areas of concern and confirm in writing whether they are or are not structural in nature.

      You can confirm the individual who visits the site is a practicing member of APEGA on line at https://www.apega.ca/members/member-directory/

      CCI has an engineering directory in their Insight magazine.

      Jamie M on July 31 2018 at 01:22 PM

    • #2200
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      As members of CCI and structural engineers, we would be pleased to assist. Call Tree of Knowledge (TOK) Engineering Ltd. at 780-434-2376

      Martin B on August 01 2018 at 08:58 AM

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