After living in her house for 25 years, a homeowner in Westerville, OH, was ready to sell the home. Before doing so, she wanted to be sure to address problems she had been ignoring for years. Several areas of the foundation walls were cracking, and some portions also appeared to be tilting inward. These signs of foundation failure can greatly impact a home’s sale, and she wanted to ensure the safety, stability, and resale value of the structure.
After finding information about Ohio Basement Authority online, the owner was eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help her. She met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the problematic foundation. He discussed his findings with the homeowner, as well as her goals with a repair project. He then recommended some of our reliable foundation repair solutions.
Several Carbon Fiber supports were placed on the walls throughout the basement. These heavy-duty supports firmly adhere to the walls to permanently stabilize them in their current positions. They also protect the walls from any further cracking or inward bowing. The straps’ dark appearance may not appear aesthetically pleasing, but their low profile allows them to be easily concealed with basement finishing materials. Several structural steel I-Beams also were placed on one of the walls for further reinforcement.
The homeowner is pleased this reliable repair project was completed to create a safe and stable living environment for the next owners.