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Photo Album: IntelliBrace Beams Fix and Protect a Cracking, Tilting Foundation Wall in Westerville, OH

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He has lived in his house for 14 years, but it wasn’t until the last few months that a homeowner in Westerville, OH, started to notice structural issues only getting worse with time. One of the foundation walls was cracking and tilting inward. These are indications of foundation failure.

Concerned with the structural stability of his home, the owner wanted to have these problems fixed before any serious damage resulted. He found information about Ohio Basement Authority online, and he was motivated to contact us for further assistance.

He met with Jeff Floit who evaluated the condition of the problematic foundation. Jeff discussed his findings with the owner, as well as the owner’s goals with a repair project. Jeff then recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.

One of our crews then installed several IntelliBrace beams. These beams may appear to be similar to other support beams, but this system is superior in many ways. Unlike typical static support beams, IntelliBrace beams are designed to help improve wall condition.

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 so they are protected from corrosion and damage. Another unique feature with this system is the ability to tighten the beams by adjusting the large-diameter bolt at the top of the wall to potentially improve and straighten the wall over time.

The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing this repair project was completed so he can now have a safe and structurally sound living environment.

Thumbnail View

  • The problem wall.
  • Another look at wall failure.
  • Permanently stabilized.
  • Another view of the reinforced wall.
  • A closer look at a special feature.

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Ohio Basement Authority
911 Stelzer Road
Columbus, OH 43219
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