During the three years that they have lived in their house, homeowners in Powell, OH, noticed structural problems in their basement were worsening over time. Several areas of the foundation walls were cracking, as well as slightly tilting inward. While several beams were in place, it was obvious that they were not properly stabilizing the walls.
Concerned with complete wall failure, along with the safety and structural integrity of their home, the owners started to investigate repair options. The owners repeatedly saw Ohio Basement Authority’s service vehicles around town, so they decided to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the foundation walls. Our inspector then recommended some of our trustworthy foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews worked to permanently stabilize the foundation walls with Carbon Fiber supports and IntelliBrace beams. Both solutions reinforce the walls and prevent any further cracking or inward bowing.
Carbon Fiber supports were placed on the less severe wall to hold it in its current position. These supports firmly adhere to the wall and can be concealed with various basement finishing materials.
We installed several IntelliBrace beams on the walls that needed more attention. These heavy-duty beams can help improve the condition of the walls. The top of the beams are secured to the floor joists and then plumbed against the wall as level as possible. The bottom of the beams are then anchored to the floor. A large-diameter bolt at the top each beam can be adjusted and tightened to potentially improve and help straighten the walls. Unlike typical metal support beams, the IntelliBrace beams are zinc-coated to resist corrosion and damage.
The homeowners are pleased these reliable repairs were installed to help them create a safer living environment that they will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Products Installed: IntelliBrace Beams, Carbon Fiber Supports