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Fixing and Protecting a Failing Foundation Wall in Delaware, OH

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 by Holly Richards-Purpura


When a man moved into his house in Delaware, OH, not long after it was built 37 years ago, he intended to live in the home for many years to come. That’s why maintaining the health and safety of his living environment is very important to the homeowner.

The owner recently began to take a closer look at the foundation walls. He noticed various cracks on the walls, as well as slight inward tilting. These are common signs of foundation wall failure, but they can become dangerous and costly to repair over time.

After seeing Ohio Basement Authority’s TV ads, the owner was motivated to contact us for further guidance. He met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the foundation walls. Our inspector measured the wall and determined it has bowed inward 1 1/4”. He also pointed out the other walls were starting to follow suit. He discussed his findings with the homeowner, as well as his repair goals, and the owner opted to first address the more severely cracking wall. Our inspector then presented the owner with one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.


One of our crews then installed several IntelliBrace beams along the problematic foundation wall. IntelliBrace beams may look like typical structural steel I-Beams, but they are superior to these beams in many ways.

These steel beams are fastened and secured to the floor joists, and then they are plumbed against the wall as level as possible. The bottoms of the beams are then 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. Another unique feature with this system is the ability to tighten the beams during dry seasons to potentially improve and straighten the walls over time.

The homeowner is happy to have a more stable wall because of this trustworthy repair, and we look forward to working with him on future projects!

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Products Installed: IntelliBrace System


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