When it comes to issues with a basement and the floor, the first thing that comes to mind is cracks in the floor. They can range in any size imaginable and can allow moisture to enter and cause various types of damage to the Ottawa house. Not surprisingly, a floor crack as small as 1/16th of an inch can be cause for alarm because a flaw that small can still let moisture in.
One common resource for a crack in the concrete floor is a shift in the soil underneath the slab. This can be due to any amount of reasons, such as water trapped by a concentration of clay. Moreover, another cause might be a shift due to temperature changes in the ground, resulting in either a contraction or expansion of the soil below the basement floor result in concrete heaving.