Homeowners in Canal Winchester, OH, moved into their house shortly after it was built almost 30 years ago. When they did so, they intended to live in this house for many years. That is why ensuring the health and safety of their home has been top of mind for the owners.
During the last few years, however, the homeowners have noticed problems worsening with one of the basement walls. This wall had a long, horizontal crack near the top, and the wall also appeared to be slightly tilting inward.
The homeowners were concerned the wall could eventually fail and affect the structural stability of their house. As they began to research how to address these issues, the homeowners came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website. They were then motivated to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They met with Inspector Jacob Thomas who assessed the condition of the wall. He then presented the owners with one of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews then installed several Carbon Fiber supports on the failing foundation wall. These sturdy supports permanently stabilize the wall and hold it in its current position. They also prevent any further cracking or bowing in the areas where they are installed.
To install these supports, the areas of the wall where they will be placed are sanded down. This ensures the wall will be clean and that the Carbon Fiber supports will firmly adhere to the wall. Then, holes are knocked into the bottom courses of block along the path of the Carbon Fiber supports. Pieces of rebar, or reinforcing steel, are placed in these holes to anchor the bottom of the walls. The holes are then filled and patched with concrete.
Once this concrete is dry, strong epoxy resin is then 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.
These supports are dark in color, but their low profile allows them to easily be concealed by paint, drywall, or other basement finishing materials.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing this trustworthy repair method was used to help them create a safe and stable forever home.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Certified Inspector: Jacob Thomas
Products Installed: Carbon Fiber Supports