Homeowners in Marysville, OH, have lived in their house since it was built 30 years ago. During the last few years, the owners have noticed potential structural issues getting worse. One section of a foundation wall was cracking and appeared to be tilting inward.
Along with the safety and structural integrity of their living environment, the owners were concerned these problems could impact their ability to sell the home some day. They wanted to fix these issues once and for all, so they started to research how to best address these problems. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after seeing our TV ads, and they were eager to meet with one of our inspectors to learn more about how we could help them.
As he used a laser level and his keen, experienced eye, our inspector pointed out that the north wall was showing signs of settlement and tipping. He then presented the homeowners with several repair options that would stabilize the wall and prevent any further damage.
The owners were then eager for one of our crews to install several IntelliBrace beams. These steel beams are fastened and secured to the floor joists. The beams are then plumbed against the wall as level as possible, and the bottom of the beams are anchored to the floor. These heavy-duty beams are zinc-plated beams so they are protected from corrosion and damage, unlike the other metal and wooden supports that were failing to stabilize the walls. Another unique feature with this system is the ability to tighten the beams during dry seasons to potentially improve and straighten the wall over time.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing this reliable repair solution has helped ensure their home’s structural stability for many years to come.
Homeowners in Grove City, OH, have lived in their house since it was built 25 years ago. As they prepared to put their home on the market, the owners knew they needed to tackle some repair projects. One of them was addressing a cracking foundation wall that had been worsening during the last few years.
The owners began to search for the best solution, and they came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website. They were motivated to contact us for further guidance and meet with one of our inspectors. Inspector Drew Black visited to complete a thorough evaluation of the home and its problematic foundation. Drew then presented the owners with one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
Foreman Levi Fletcher and his crew then permanently stabilized the cracking wall with several Carbon Fiber supports. These heavy-duty supports firmly adhere to the wall to hold it in its current position and protect the wall from any further cracking or movement. These low-profile supports also can be easily concealed with basement finishing materials.
The owners can now confidently sell their home knowing this project has helped them ensure their home’s health, safety and value.