A homeowner in Marietta, OH decided it was time for a change of scenery, so he wanted to put his 28-year-old home on the market. However, the cracked and bowing foundation walls in the basement arose as a problem for potential home buyers. Not only was the foundation failing, but water was pouring in through the cracks caused be this failure.
The homeowner called us in for an estimate. Certified Inspector, Jacob Thomas, proposed using three types of foundation support to address all of the issues present.
The Marietta homeowner agreed with a Jacob’s proposal, and the installation crew set to work.
Nineteen Carbon Fiber Straps were applied first to strengthen three walls which were less far gone than the other. Carbon Fiber is a material with a very high tensile strength, meaning that it is nearly impossible to strength or bend under pressure. This will prevent the walls for bending or bowing further inward.
After that, they installed one Channel Anchor near the corner of the most problematic wall. This is a vertical steel anchor attached to inside of the foundation floor and wall to brace the wall and protect it from failure. This system is used for foundation sections that are bowing inward toward the bottom.
Then, the crew installed four Foundation Wall Anchors along the rest of the most damaged wall. These are horizontal anchors embedded into hard-packed, undisturbed soil outside of the home which are connected to the foundation wall with long, galvanized steel rods. When these are tightened, they pull the foundation back into place. These are used for walls bending closer to the middle.
Potential home buyers will be happy to know that this once-failing foundation is now stabilized with our reliable foundation support products.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Certified Inspector: Jacob Thomas
Products Installed/Project Scope: Carbon Fiber, Channel Anchor, Wall Anchors