A farmer in Marysville, OH, contacted us because the walls of his barn were cracking tremendously and snakes were sneaking in through the cracks. He was seeking a solution to repair the settling foundation and keep the snakes out.
One of our inspectors visited the property to evaluate the problem. He went over the different foundation repair products we offer and how they would fix the problems this farmer was experiencing.
The farmer opted to have IntelliBrace beams installed in one section of the barn. These are zinc-plated steel beams which are custom-fit to a wall's height and secured with wall brackets anchored to the ground. They can be tightened over time to reverse wall failure.
The production crew came in and installed these IntelliBrace beams. They also sealed a one-inch crack in the wall to make sure no more snakes could come in.
The farmer is happy with the results, but since he only had one section repaired, the others will continue to settle until they are permanently fixed.