During the two years that they have lived in their house, homeowners in Mount Gilead, OH, have been keeping an eye on possible structural problems in their basement. They noticed visible cracks and some slight inward tilting on one wall, and one of the perpendicular walls also had some hairline cracks.
The homeowners would like to live in the house as long as possible, so having a safe and structurally sound living environment is very important to them. After educating themselves through Ohio Basement Authority’s website, the homeowners were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They met with one of our experienced inspectors who assessed the walls’ conditions and then presented the owners with one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews installed several Carbon Fiber supports on the walls. These heavy-duty supports permanently stabilize the walls and hold them in their current positions. They also prevent any further cracking or inward bowing. The carbon Fiber supports may not look aesthetically pleasing, but their low profile allows them to be easily concealed by paint, drywall, or other materials used in basement finishing.
The homeowners are pleased this trustworthy repair was completed to help them create a safer longtime home.
Before3: Title: This failing wall could result in bigger problems.
Description: This wall is showing visible signs of failure in the form of various cracks and slight inward bowing. Previous attempts have been made to repair these cracks, but they will not permanently address the problem. If the wall continues to crack and bow and these issues are neglected, the wall could eventually fail completely and result in dangerous, costly safety and structural issues.