They moved into their newly-built dream home almost 30 years ago, and homeowners in Galena, OH, want to do whatever it takes to make sure it will always be a safe place to live. During the last few years, the owners have been closely monitoring issues they noticed with the foundation walls. Various cracks and bowing could be seen in sections of the walls, signaling the failure of the walls.
It’s natural for foundation walls to fail as the house ages and hydrostatic pressure from exterior soil is exerted on the walls. While these are prevalent issues, they also lead to more dangerous problems. If they are not properly addressed, the walls will only continue to worsen and become safety hazards that will be more costly to repair.
After seeing an ad for Ohio Basement Authority on TV, the owners were motivated to contact us during their search for solutions to permanently stabilize the foundation walls. One of our inspectors visited the owners to thoroughly evaluate the condition of the foundation walls in the 30-year-old home.
Our inspector then presented the homeowners with the perfect solution to their problem. Per our inspector's recommendation, one of our expert crews installed the IntelliBrace System. Fifteen of these IntelliBrace beams were installed on the problematic walls.
Once the steel beams are cut to the appropriate height, they are fastened and secured to the floor joists. The beams are then plumbed against the wall as level as possible, and the bottom of the beams are anchored to the floor. These heavy-duty beams are zinc-plated beams so they are protected from corrosion and damage, unlike the other metal and wooden supports that were failing to stabilize the walls. Another unique feature with this system is the ability to tighten the beams during dry seasons to potentially improve and straighten the wall over time.
The owners were excited to have this trustworthy permanent foundation repair system installed so their home will be a structurally safe and sound living environment for many more years to come.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Products Installed: IntelliBrace System