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Repairing and Protecting a Foundation Wall with IntelliBrace Beams in Pickerington, OH

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 by Holly Richards-Purpura


During the three years that they have lived in their house, homeowners in Pickerington, OH, had been keeping an eye on potential structural problems. But lately, they noticed a foundation wall crack was only growing, and the wall appeared to be slightly tilting inward.

These are common signs that the foundation wall is failing, and the owners didn’t want any serious damage to result. They plan to live in the house for several more years, so the safety and structural stability of the home was very important to them.

As the owners started to research how to best address these problems, they came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website. They wanted to contact us for further guidance and meet with one of our inspectors. The inspector completed a thorough assessment of the house and the problematic foundation wall, and he presented the owners with one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.


Foreman Ben O’Bryant and his crew then installed several IntelliBrace beams along the wall.

These steel beams are fastened and secured to the floor joists. The beams are then plumbed against the wall as level as possible, and the bottom of the beams are anchored to the floor. These heavy-duty beams are zinc-plated so they are protected from corrosion and damage, unlike the other typical 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 wall over time.

The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing this trustworthy repair has helped them create a safe and stable living environment.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Foreman: Ben O'Bryant

Products Installed: IntelliBrace System


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