While they have lived in their house for almost 30 years, homeowners in New Albany, OH, recently started to notice that problems in their basement were starting to get worse. Water was visibly seeping into the basement and leaving damage behind, and wall cracks were lengthening and widening. Some areas of the foundation walls also appeared to be tilting inward.
Concerned with the health and safety of their home, the owners wanted to nip these problems in the bud. While these problems were of course cause for concern, the owners knew they could trust Ohio Basement Authority with trustworthy repair solutions. They were well-acquainted with one of our inspectors, John Becker Sr.
John visited the home to complete a thorough evaluation of the home and its problematic basement. He then recommended some of our reliable basement waterproofing and foundation repair solutions.
Foreman Nate Klingenberger and his crew then visited to complete these projects.
They first worked to reinforce the foundation walls by installing many Carbon Fiber supports throughout the basement. These strong supports will permanently reinforce the walls where they are installed, as well as prevent any future cracking or inward bowing.
In order to ensure a clean workspace, as well as the proper adhesion of the Carbon Fiber strips to the walls, the walls were sanded down in the areas where the strips were to be installed. Holes were then knocked into the bottom courses of the block walls and reinforcing steel, or rebar, was placed inside. This helps to anchor the walls. The holes are then filled with cement.
Epoxy resin is then applied to the walls and the Carbon Fiber strips. Small steel brackets are attached to the sill plate on the top of the walls to anchor the Carbon Fiber supports. Another coat of epoxy resin is applied to the straps to seal them against the walls.
During the foundation repair project, the crew also worked to install the waterproofing solutions. The perimeter was excavated in order to properly install the BasementGutter drainage system. Weep holes also were drilled into the bottom of the walls to allow seeping and built-up water in the walls to escape and drain into the BasementGutter system.
Any water intercepted by the sub-floor BasementGutter system is directed to drain into the SafeDri sump pump. This system features two powerful pumps inside its liner, as well as an external backup battery. A FreezeGuard also was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line.
Additionally, a dehumidifier also was installed to help clean and filter the air, control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold growth.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy solutions have helped them create a safe and healthy living environment.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Inspector: John Becker Sr.
Foreman: Nate Klingenberger
Products Installed: Carbon Fiber Supports, BasementGutter, SafeDri, FreezeGuard