IntelliBrace Beams Improve a Failing Foundation Wall in Galloway, OH

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

Challenge

A homeowner in Galloway, OH, has lived in her house since it was built 26 years ago. During the last few years, she began to notice the condition of one of the foundation walls was only getting worse. This wall was showing signs of failure in the form of various cracks. It also seemed to be slightly tilting inward.

The homeowner was concerned for the safety and structural stability of her home. She talked about these issues with a trusted friend. This friend then suggested she contact the experts at Ohio Basement Authority because she was happy with the foundation repair project we completed in her home.

The homeowner then met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the home and its foundation walls. Because the owner expressed interest in permanently stabilizing and straightening the wall, our inspector recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.

Solution

One of our crews then installed several IntelliBrace beams on the problematic foundation wall.

These steel beams 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 owner is pleased to now have a safe and stable living environment because of this trustworthy solution.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Products Installed: IntelliBrace System

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