A homeowner in Pickerington, OH, has lived in her house since it was built almost 40 years ago. Approximately 25 years ago, the homeowner started to notice cracks beginning to appear in a couple of the foundation walls. These cracks only continued to worsen and evolve into stair-step patterns over the years. This indicates foundation settlement, which can seriously impact the safety and stability of the home.
Addressing this problem had been on the homeowner’s to-do list for quite some time. But she was motivated to tackle it once and for all after speaking to a friend who was pleased with the foundation repair projects Ohio Basement Authority completed in his home.
The homeowner knew she could trust our company to deliver the same quality solutions and service, so she set up an appointment to meet with one of our inspectors. The inspector presented the homeowner with several reliable foundation repair options after he completed a thorough evaluation of the home and its problematic foundation walls. He also recommended sealing the nasty crawl space.
The homeowner was eager for two of our expert crews to help her create a safer and healthier forever home.
Ryan Toledo led his crew in installing several Push Piers underneath the settling areas of the foundation. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel piers permanently stabilize the foundation and offer the best opportunity to lift it back to level. The crew also placed several Carbon Fiber supports on the interior of the other foundation walls to prevent any cracking or inward bowing.
The partial crawl space just off of the basement also was encapsulated in CrawlSeal liner. Not only does this thick and durable liner improve the appearance of the crawl space, it also seals it from the earth.
We also addressed the quality of the living environment by installing a dehumidifier. This powerful, yet energy-efficient system cleans and filters the air and helps control humidity and reduce odors.
The homeowner was pleased to cross these items off her repair checklist, and she can rest easier knowing her home will be safer and healthier because of these reliable solutions.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Project Foreman: Ryan Toledo
Products Installed: Push Piers, Carbon Fiber Supports, Dehumidifier, CrawlSeal, Drainage Matting