If you notice your foundation walls beginning to shift or move in any way, the best decision you can make is contacting foundation repair professionals. Putting it off will only increase the cost of repair, as well as create safety risks to you and your family.
Homeowners in Delaware, OH, were ready to address these types of issues once and for all. They have lived in their house for more than 20 years. During that time, one of the foundation walls was dramatically bowing inward.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through websites like Angie's List. Certified Inspector Victor Golowin visited the owners and completed a thorough evaluation at the 73-year-old home.
He found the severely bowing wall may have been patched in past repair attempts. The walls and floor also showed evidence of water damage and water intrusion. Victor then proposed several effective and permanent solutions.
Per Victor's recommendations, one of our expert crews completed various foundation repair and basement waterproofing projects.
First, the area outside the problematic west foundation wall was excavated down to the footer. The wall was then pushed back to as plumb as possible from the inside. Exterior dampproofing was applied to the wall to help prevent water intrusion. The soil was then replaced.
Several steel support beams were also installed to help stabilize the wall during this process. Some of our many foundation repair products, Carbon Fiber supports, were also installed. A total of 22 of these durable supports were installed throughout the basement to reinforce the foundation walls and prevent further cracking and inward bowing.
The sub-floor BasementGutter drainage system was installed to intercept any seeping water. From there, the water is directed to the reliable SafeDri sump pump system. Complete with a back-up battery, the SafeDri will always work to pump any seeping water out of and away from the home. New downspout conductor lines were also installed.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing their house will be a more stable and dry living environment they can enjoy for many more years to come because of these permanent solutions.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Certified Inspector: Victor Golowin
Products Installed/Scope of Project: Excavate and Push Foundation Wall, Carbon Fiber Wall Supports, BasementGutter, SafeDri Sump, Downspout Conductor Lines