She has owned her house for a few years, but since moving in, a homeowner in Marengo, OH, has been out of the area for her job. As a traveling nurse, she is not at home as much as other homeowners.
She may be spending more time in the area, so she wanted to complete a few projects around her house. She noticed minor wall cracking when she first purchased the house, and this issue appeared to be worsening over time. She would eventually like to finish the house, but she knew she needed to address the cracking, slightly tilting wall first.
She started to research how to fix the problem, and she contacted Ohio Basement Authority after finding information about our company online. She met with Inspector Patrick Moonan, and he assessed the condition of the problematic foundation wall. While it was not in a serious state of disrepair, Patrick knew the importance of stabilizing the wall to prevent serious damage. He then presented the homeowner with one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews, led by Foreman Milton Castro, installed several Carbon Fiber supports on the wall. These sturdy supports permanently reinforce the wall where they are installed, and they prevent the wall from any further cracking or inward bowing.
Sections of the wall where the straps will be installed are first sanded down. This ensures the wall will be clean so the strips can properly adhere to the wall. Holes are then knocked into the walls, usually near the bottom of the wall or third course of the concrete block. Pieces of rebar, also known as reinforcing steel, are placed inside the holes to help anchor the walls. The holes are then sealed with concrete.
Strong epoxy resin is applied to the wall and the Carbon Fiber strips. Small steel brackets are attached to the sill plate on the top of the wall to anchor the Carbon Fiber supports. Another coat of epoxy resin is applied to the straps to seal them against the wall.
Even though Carbon Fiber supports are not the most attractive, these durable, low-profile supports can easily be concealed with paint, drywall or paneling for a more finished look.
The homeowner is pleased to now have a safer and more stable living environment because of this trustworthy repair solution.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Certified Inspector: Patrick Moonan
Project Foreman: Milton Castro
Products Installed: Carbon Fiber Supports