Cracking or fractured garage and basement foundations walls, bulging floors and whitish particles often indicate you have a pyrite problem. Getting a lab test done can show if any high levels of pyrite is present in the rock. A lab test can cost 250.00 to 600 dollars on the south shore of Montreal.
If high levels of pyrite are present in the rock beneath the concrete floor or in the concrete of the foundation itself, it will oxidize on contact with moisture and oxygen. This oxidation generates sulphuric acid, a substance that causes rock to burst and fill to swell. The process of expansion places enormous pressure on overlying concrete and will eventually damage it.
The same pyrite removal technique is also employed to remove fill contaminated with such substances as heating oil. Any existing damaged concrete must be crushed in such and the stone removed from the contaminated fill. We use miniature excavation equipment to maximize the effectiveness of our operations and to ensure total safety.
New fill using quality stone called 3/4 net DB whith we spread and compacted and then pour the new concrete slab.
The price for a complete pyrite overhaul on the south shore of Montreal will range from 18.00$ to 24.00$ dollars a square foot. any question or for a free appraisal call us 514.594.2897