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Reliable Carbon Fiber Wall Supports Reinforce Failing Foundation Walls in Johnstown, OH

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 by Holly Richards-Purpura

Challenge

Having a stable forever home is important to homeowners in Johnstown, OH. They have lived in their house for a few years, and were in the process of refinancing their home. An engineer inspected the property and suggested the installation of additional foundation wall supports.

After researching various companies on the Angie's List website, the homeowners contacted Ohio Basement Authority. Inspector John Becker Sr. then completed a thorough evaluation at the home.

He learned the homeowners recently noticed horizontal and stair-step cracking on two of the foundation walls were beginning to get worse. These types of cracking patterns are signs of wall failure, most commonly caused by constant hydrostatic pressure exerted on the walls by exterior soil. Even though steel beams were previously installed on the walls, they were also beginning to corrode and failing to properly support the problematic walls.

Solution

John recommended the installation of one of our many reliable foundation repair products, and one of our expert crews installed a total of 17 Carbon Fiber wall supports on the two failing foundation walls.

The sturdy Carbon Fiber straps permanently stabilize the walls, as well as prevent further cracking and inward bowing. The numerous wall cracks were also repaired. Even though these repairs are not the most attractive, they can easily be covered by paint or drywall. The homeowners are happy their house will now be a safe and stable living environment for many more years to come.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Certified Inspector: John Becker Sr.

Products Installed: Carbon Fiber Wall Supports

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