They have lived in their house for almost 30 years, and during the last several years homeowners in Columbus, OH, have been monitoring a structural problem that has only gotten worse. Several areas of the garage walls were showing signs of failure in the form of various cracks and gaps between the blocks. This latter issue indicates foundation settlement.
Concerned with the safety and stability of their garage, the homeowners were motivated to have it fixed once and for all. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online. Once they met with one of our inspectors who assessed the garage’s condition, the owners were eager for one of our crews to install the perfect solution.
We installed a total of 12 Helical Piers underneath the settling foundation walls. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel piers were mechanically driven down to competent soil and attached to foundation brackets on the home’s footing. These piers permanently stabilize the foundation walls, prevent any more settlement, and offer the best opportunity to lift the settling areas back to level.
The homeowners are happy to now have a repaired and reinforced garage.