Over the last several years, homeowners in Richwood, OH, have noticed problems with one of their foundation walls getting worse. It was severely cracking and bowing inward, which are signs of wall failure caused by hydrostatic pressure.
Foundation wall cracks may start out small, but will only get worse over time as exterior soil continues to exert pressure on the wall.
The homeowners experimented with various repair and support methods, but they were still worried the wall might fail completely. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our certified inspectors completed a thorough evaluation of the property and suggested several permanent solutions.
Per our inspector's recommendations, one of our expert crews excavated the area outside the south foundation wall, digging down to the footer. From the inside, the wall was pushed back to as plumb as possible. Six Carbon Fiber wall supports were installed on the interior to further reinforce the wall and prevent any further inward movement.
All interior and exterior cracks were filled, and exterior damp proofing was also applied to the wall to prevent moisture from entering the basement. The soil was then replaced.
The windows on the problematic foundation wall were also replaced. A SafeDri Prox sump was installed to keep any seeping water out of the basement, and a FreezeGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line.
The homeowners are pleased to now have a home that will be structurally stable for many years to come!
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Products Installed/Scope of Project: Foundation Wall Excavation and Push, Carbon Fiber, SafeDri Prox, FreezeGuard