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Helical Piers Lift and Stabilize a Settling Garage in Columbus, OH

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 by Holly Richards-Purpura


It can be easy to put home repair projects on the back burner and tackle them once there is more time and money available. The problem with that is the severity of the issues at hand only worsen, become greater safety hazards, and will be more costly to repair the longer they are neglected.

Homeowners in Columbus, OH, have lived in their house for almost 30 years. During the last eight years, they have kept an eye on a problem they noticed outside their house. The garage was becoming an issue with its cracks, gaping walls and sticking doors. These are signs of foundation wall failure and settlement.

When they moved into the house many years ago, the owners intended to make this their forever home. Because of that, they wanted to address the problems with the garage once and for all before it resulted in significant damage. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online, and they met with one of our inspectors. After evaluating the condition of the garage, our inspector presented the homeowners with a trustworthy permanent solution.


One of our expert crews then installed several Helical Piers underneath the problematic garage walls.

After removing the soil and excavating down to the footer, sections of the footing were exposed for the installation of heavy-duty brackets. The Helical Piers were then mechanically advanced into the soil. These durable steel piers are installed to appropriate depth and capacities to prevent any future foundation settlement. Steel foundation brackets were connected to the Helical Piers and attached to the foundation’s footing. The weight of the garage is then transferred through the piers to competent soil. Not only do the piers permanently stabilize the garage walls, they can lift the walls back to level and restore property value.

The crew also filled and repaired areas where the cracks and gaps were, and they replaced the concrete outside the garage doors.

The homeowners were happy this reliable repair solution was installed, and they now have peace of mind and a stable garage.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Products Installed: Helical Piers


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