SMR Experts for Foundation and Excavation Services

Foundation Problems? Call the Experts. 514-767-1200

Foundation Repair Reasons and Causes

Providing foundation and crack repair including waterproofing in the following areas:

Baie D’Urfe, Beaconsfield, Chateauguay, Cote St-Luc, Dollard des Ormeaux, Dorion, Dorval, Hampstead, Hudson, Ile Bizard, Kirkland, Lasalle, Laval, Montreal West, Montréal, Notre Dame de Grâce, Notre Dame de l’Ile Perrot, Pierrefonds, Pointe Claire, Quebec, Roxboro, Senneville, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, St-Lazare, Valleyfield, Vaudreuil, Westmount.

The need for Concrete foundation repair can come about from a variety of reasons but are most commonly caused by movement of the foundation.

Foundation cracks and water infiltration can be a cause of settlement and movement resulting in the need for foundation repair. This can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils around foundations. Whatever the cause, settlement can destroy the value of structures and your home and even make them unsafe. If you think that there is a problem with your foundation, call SMR Experts for an assessment of your property. We will be able to assess any damage that has occurred and determine the best repair for your situation. Small cracks can end up causing big problems in the future.

The most common signs of foundation problems include:

  • Diagonal cracks in interior wall finishes at the corners of doors and windows.
  • Doors that do not open or close properly.
  • Windows that do not open or close properly.
  • Floors that are not level.
  • Cracks in exterior brick, concrete, or masonry.
  • Cracks in the concrete foundation.
  • Water leaking in basement.

All of the above symptoms could be a sign of settlement or differential movement. Once settlement has been resolved, foundations that have been damaged can be repaired using different methods, Contact SMR Experts today for a Free estimate if you see any of these signs.

Our Services


Elastomeric Membrane
Crystalline Repair


Exterior Repair
Interior Injection
Crystalline Repair


Boss HDPE System
PVC System
Big “O” HDPE system




Foundation Wall Replacement
Carbon Fiber
Underpinning Stabilization
Lowering Basements
Cinder Blocks
Natural Stone


Core Footing
Spray Foam
Saw cut Foundation
High pressure Grout Injection


Did You Know?

  • Grants

    Subsidies, Aid and Grants are dependent on government programs. You should always check if they are applicable to your specific owner condition. For more information on subsidies, visit the website of the Société d'habitation Québec.

    Financial Assistance Programs-Grant program eligibility conditions.
    The owner or co-owner of the structure involved must be the applicant.
    Residential building, must have been standing for more than five years.
    The owner must be using one of the structure's dwellings as his or her prime residence for more than six months of the year.

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  • Montreal
    Direction de l'habitation
    303 Notre-Dame St. E., 4th floor
    Montreal QC H2Y 3Y8
    Tel.: (514) 872-4630
    Fax: (514) 872-3883

    Direction de l'aménagement et du territoire
    777 d'Auvergne St.
    Longueuil QC J4K 4Y7
    Tel.: (450) 463-7083

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    Terrasses du Souvenir
    1333 Chomedey Blvd., 7th floor
    Chomedey QC H7V 3Z4
    Tel.: (450) 978-8000

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Notable Projects

  • We at Our Lady of Fatima, had a chance to work with SMR Experts crew. Which we are very pleased with their professionalism and services.
    K.W., K.S., A.M.


  • To whom it may concern:

    My wife and I recently contracted SMR Experts to do work on the foundation of our older NDG home . Specifically, we needed them to verify that our french drains had been installed correctly and were in working order; to repair several cracks on our foundation and to install a sump pump.

    SMR Experts completed the work quickly, efficiently and at a reasonable cost. Joseph and his team were pleasant to deal with and we are pleased to recommend their services.


    Stephen Huddart
  • I have been using SMR's services for over ten years now. In 2012, I hired SMR to address a major concrete issue at one of my properties. From beggining to end, they were an absolute pleasure to deal with. From their professional management team, to their friendly and polite crews, SMR made a massive job look easy, and took the stress out of something that normally would have been a miserable experience. I consider myself fortunate to know of SMR, and would highly recommend them to anyone needing their services and expertise.

    As a property owner and landlord, it is reassuring to know that, when need be, there are companies like SMR that exist today.

    Kevin Carroll, Kirkland
  • We at Our Lady of Fatima, had a chance to work with SMR Experts crew. Which we are very pleased with their professionalism and services.

    K.W., K.S., A.M.
  • We recently did major renovations which included lowering our basement a few feet. Of the companies that quoted us on the dig, SMR was the only company to make pilot holes before they actually gave us a quote. This resulted in SMR being able to accurately estimate the work whereas the other company just quoted us based on the worst case scenario. Based SMRs findings, they were able to offer a quote that was considerably less than their competition.

    Joseph Vani at SMR clearly explained the entire process and has been available for questions during and after the entire process. I would not hesitate to recommend SMR Experts in the future.

    Jonathan, Westmount

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