Wall Anchors and Carbon Fiber Supports Permanently Stabilize Bowing Foundation Walls in Marion, OH

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 by Holly Richards-Purpura

Challenge

The ability to sell a structurally stable house to new owners is very important to homeowners in Marion, OH. In the 15 years they have lived in the house, the owners noticed structural issues such as cracking and bowing foundation walls getting worse over time. These are common signs of wall failure, but they will only continue and be more dangerous and costly to repair if not promptly and properly addressed.
The owners saw one of Ohio Basement Authority’s trucks as one of our crews was completing work in their neighborhood, which prompted them to contact us. One of our inspectors visited the owners, completed a thorough evaluation at the 40-year-old home, and proposed several repair methods to the owners.

Solution

Per the inspector's recommendations, one of our expert crews completed permanent foundation repair projects within two days. Five Wall Anchors were installed on the problematic south foundation wall that had numerous horizontal and stair-step cracks. These heavy-duty galvanized steel anchors not only stabilize the wall, they also offer the best opportunity to straighten the wall. They also can be easily concealed with wall anchor covers that blend into the wall and enhance the basement’s appearance.
The other cracks on the east and west walls were of concern, but not as severe as the ones on the south wall that required wall anchors. Another one of our many reliable foundation repair products was then used. A total of 15 Carbon Fiber walls supports was installed on the other cracking walls to permanently reinforce them.  It is also simple to conceal these durable supports with paint or drywall. Both of these foundation repair products are protected under lifetime transferable warranties.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing these permanent solutions have ensured their home’s structural integrity and property value, and that the house will be a safe and stable living environment for future owners for many more years to come.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Products Installed: Wall Anchors, Carbon Fiber Wall Supports

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