During the 20 years that they have lived in their house, homeowners in Circleville, OH, have been keeping an eye on one of the basement walls. This wall had numerous cracks, and some sections also looked like they were tilting inward.
These are common signs of foundation wall failure, and the owners decided they had neglected them long enough. They would like to sell the home within the next few years, and they were concerned with the home’s safety, structural integrity and resale value.
As they voiced their concerns to a realtor, the realtor suggested they contact Ohio Basement Authority for further assistance. The owners then met with one of our inspectors who assessed the condition of the home and the foundation wall in question. He then recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
Foreman Levi Fletcher and his crew then permanently stabilized this wall with several Carbon Fiber supports.
The first step in installing these supports is sanding down sections of the wall where the strips will be installed. This ensures the wall will be clean so the strips can properly adhere to the wall. Holes are then knocked into the wall, usually near the bottom of the wall or third course of the concrete block. Pieces of rebar, also known as reinforcing steel, are then placed inside the holes to help anchor the wall. The holes are then sealed with concrete.
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.
Even though Carbon Fiber supports don’t appear aesthetically pleasing, these durable supports can easily be concealed with paint, drywall or paneling for a more finished look.
The homeowners are happy this trustworthy repair method was used to help them create a safe and stable living environment, as well as ensure the resale value of the home.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Foreman: Levi Fletcher
Installed Products: Carbon Fiber Supports