A homeowner in Columbus, OH, has lived in her house for almost 25 years. One of her utility companies recently conducted an energy audit of the 87-year-old house, and recommended having a foundation repair company look at cracks in the foundation walls.
She was concerned the cracks would get worse over time and affect her home's structural integrity, so she contacted Ohio Basement Authority. One of our certified inspectors noticed the west foundation wall was bowing inward, and he suggested a few stabilization options. He also highlighted waterproofing methods that would meet her goal of keeping the basement dry.
Per our inspector's recommendations, one of our expert crews installed four Helical Piers underneath the west foundation wall. These rugged steel piers are mechanically advanced into the soil. Heavy-duty steel foundation brackets are connected to the piers and attached to the foundation footing. The piers are the perfect solutions to the homeowner's goals because they will permanently stabilize the home's foundation and potentially lift the home back to level.
Two Carbon Fiber wall supports were also installed on the interior west foundation wall. These strong wall supports also strengthen the wall, and prevent any further inward movement.
Both of these foundation repair products are covered by lifetime transferable warranties, and protect the home from further movement where they are installed.
The BasementGutter drainage system was also installed in sub-floor along the west wall. BasementGutter will intercept any water that may seep into that area and drain it into the SafeDri Triple Sump Pump System installed in the basement's northwest corner. The SafeDri Triple pumps any water out of and away from the home. New drainage lines were also installed.
The homeowner is happy her house that she has loved living in for a long time will be dry and structurally stable for many years to come.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Products Installed: Helical Piers, Carbon Fiber Wall Supports, BasementGutter, SafeDri Triple