Stabilizing Cracking Foundation Walls in Reynoldsburg, OH, with Carbon Fiber Supports

Monday, May 22nd, 2017 by Holly Richards-Purpura

Challenge

After living in their house for 15 years, homeowners in Reynoldsburg, OH, decided it was time to sell their house. Before putting the house on the market, they knew they needed to address various improvement and repair projects throughout the home. This included fixing the cracking foundation walls.

Two perpendicular walls were showing signs of failure in the form of various cracks. One wall had cracks in a stair-stepping pattern, and the other wall had a vertical crack that had worsened over the years to extend almost the entire height of the wall.

The homeowners were concerned these problems would greatly affect the structural stability of the home, as well as their ability to sell the house. But they knew they could trust the experts at Ohio Basement Authority to provide the perfect solution.

They met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the foundation walls and suggested having one of our expert crews install one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.

Solution

The homeowners agreed, and they were eager for one of our crews to install several Carbon Fiber supports. Six were installed on the wall with the stair-step crack, and seven were placed on the wall with the vertical crack. Two were placed on either side of this lengthy crack to further enhance the wall’s stability.

The strong Carbon Fiber supports permanently stabilize the walls where they are installed, and they help prevent any further cracking. The straps also protect the wall from tilting inward. The cracks also were filled and repaired.

The straps are dark and not the most appealing features on the walls. However, they can easily be concealed by paint or even drywall or paneling.

The homeowners are happy the home is now structurally stable, and that it will be a safe living environment for the next owners because of this reliable repair solution.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Products Installed: Carbon Fiber Straps

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