After living in their house for 20 years, a cracking and bowing foundation wall was beginning to concern homeowners in Columbus, OH. The block pilaster also showed signs of movement as the wall was bowing inward. The are dangerous signs of wall failure that will only continue to worsen over time, and the homeowners were ready to address them once and for all.
The owners did their research and obtained repair estimates from a variety of companies. But they were most impressed with our permanent solution of reinforcing the wall with several Wall Anchors. We installed seven of these heavy-duty, galvanized steel anchors on the problematic foundation wall to not only stabilize it, but also improve it. We also repaired the wall cracks and rebuilt the failing portion of the pilaster.
Water intrusion also was an issue during heavy rains, so we installed basement waterproofing solutions including the BasementGutter interior drainage system and SafeDri sump pump. A FreezeGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line.
The owners are pleased these projects were completed so their home will be structurally stable and dry for many years to come.