An older woman was looking to sell her 50-year-old home in Tuppers Plains, OH, in order to move somewhere more conducive to her health needs. However, the walls in the basement were cracking and bowing, and these needed to be repaired before the home could be sold. The hmeowner's son jumped in to help and called Ohio Basement Authority for a free inspection and estimate.
One of our inspectors visited the home to determine the best route for repair. He explained the different products we offer and how they would work to stabilize these foundation walls.
The homeowner and her son decided to go with Carbon Fiber and wooden beams.
The installation crew, led by Foreman Michael Gramly, first installed eleven 8' 2"x 8" wooden beams to support the foundation and keep it from bowing and cracking further. We would typically use steel IntelliBrace beams for this type of repair, but wood is a good substitute for homeowners on a budget.
Next, they adhered one Carbon Fiber strap to the most problematic wall. This wall was badly bowing inward and needed more reinforcement. Carbon Fiber is a material that has a very high tensile strength, which means that it is almost impossible to stretch under tension.
The homeowner and her son are happy with these repairs and feel confident that they will be able to sell the home.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Foreman: Michael Gramly
Products Installed: Wooden support beams, Carbon Fiber