FailSafe provides basement replacement packages to homeowners who have decided to redevelop their basement for reasons that might include but are not limited to:
Basement replacement packages can be customized to a client’s needs, though we prefer to limit our involvement to the following core project items.
*Please refer to the featured brochure for more information.
It is our goal to complete an average size basement replacement project including the house lift, excavation, foundation replacement, backfill, and house set down within 6 weeks of starting. However, larger foundations and winter projects can increase this timeframe substantially.
Also, project items for which we aren’t responsible are not included in this timeframe. We always tell our clients that they should be prepared to be out of their house for 2-3 months before their services are restored.Back to Top
No. We advise our clients to find an alternative living arrangement while the project is being completed. Issues related to onsite safety, limited house access, and disconnected services make living in the house a real challenge.Back to Top
Yes. The new footings can be installed only as deep as the existent incoming water and sewer lines.Back to Top
When we lift old crooked houses and place them on a new perfectly straight foundation system the end result is a straighter house. Wall and window cracking can occur in extreme cases. We are not responsible for patching cracks, rehanging jammed doors, or replacing cracked windows.Back to Top
Yes. Although the client occasionally arranges the engineering and permits, seldom is this the case.Back to Top
No. As Failsafe isn’t the property owner, the homeowner must call for connection services when required. We’ll advise the client when and how to arrange these requests.Back to Top
Yes. Setting up the house lifting equipment and excavating the old basement will cause some unavoidable damage to the yard. However, we do our best to minimize the amount of damage we cause.Back to Top
Yes there are. FailSafe specializes in the foundation replacement portion of a basement replacement. Additional costs beyond the scope of FailSafe’s commitments might include but are not limited to:
Sometimes. FailSafe recommends the removal of any chimneystack prior to lifting your house. It should be noted that chimneys can be saved, though the cost associated with saving the chimney always exceeds the cost of having it removed. To save the interior façade of a fireplace, tremendous care must be taken in replacing the chimney.Back to Top
Yes, for an additional cost FailSafe can add the chimney removal to your price quote..Back to Top
An average house can weigh between 25 to 50 tons.Back to Top
Possibly. Settling of backfill around the perimeter of the house is to be expected and we only backfill after the completion of the foundation construction. If additional backfill is required in the future it is the responsibility of the client.Back to Top
FailSafe requires a booking deposit which when paid ensures your spot in a cue. Generally the earlier you provide us with your deposit the more likely you are to book a seasonal time spot ideally suited to your needs.Back to Top
FailSafe breaks up payment into a schedule that hinges on milestones associated with the basement replacement. For example, the payment schedule might resemble:
FailSafe receives insurance coverage from Ranger Insurance and holds liability insurance for up to $2,000,000. Additionally, we carry “Riggerʼs Insurance” which provides blanketed coverage on any structure that we lift for up to $250,000.00. If the client wants to add additional insurance because their house is worth more it can be adjusted on a one by one basis.Back to Top
In most projects Fail Safe tends to complete the following services related to the basement replacement.
“Fail Safe has done a number of projects in Regina for both my clients and myself over the past five years and I recommended them to a number of my neighbours at Crooked Lake after the 2014 flood. I have been in the construction/project management business for 40 years and seen many house lifting systems and processes but nothing compares to the safety, accessibility and timesaving provided by the Atlas lifting system. And they are a very professional outfit to work with. ”
~ Mark Crawford / Dec 2016
1145 Rose St. Unit F,
Regina, SK, Ca., S4R 1Z5
Toll Free: 1-855-342-7233