No homeowner wants to deal with a foundation problem, especially since many people associate foundation repair with expensive and invasive projects. However, correctly identifying a foundation problem before it becomes too severe is the key to limiting the scope of the damage.
At Ohio Basement Authority, our foundation repair experts are trained to carefully evaluate all aspects of your foundation to identify any problems and the correct source of the damage. Whether you have a problem with your foundation walls, slab floor, or any other issues, we have a custom solution designed to suit your needs.
Understanding and identifying signs of foundation problems is the first step to protecting your greatest investments – your home and family. Some signs of foundation damage may appear to be cosmetic, like cracks bricks or cracks in drywall. More often than not, these are signs of foundation settlement. Other common foundation problem signs to look for are cracks in slab, uneven floors, sinking or uneven foundation, damp or moisture in your basement, sticking windows and doors, chipping concrete, floor and wall gaps and cracks, drywall nail pops, leaning or bowing walls, and chimney brick cracks or a tilting or leaning chimney.
IntelliJacks Stabilize Sagging Floors in Thornville, OH
During the last several years, homeowners in Thornville, OH, have noticed a structural problem only getting worse with time. Some areas of the floor felt soft and uneven, indicating the floor joists in the crawl space were sagging and failing to properly support the above floors.
The owners recently renovated the home’s interior, and they did not want to have to worry about additional problems caused by sagging floors. They were motivated to address these issues once and for all, so they started to research how to remedy these problems. They came across information online about Ohio Basement Authority, and they were motivated to contact us for further guidance.
They met with Inspector John Becker Sr. who ventured into the tight crawl space to assess the condition of the floor joists. John found that one area of floor joists were being supported by small round concrete columns that had been shimmed with wooden pieces. This is not an ideal or proper support system, so John recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.One of our crews installed several IntelliJacks underneath the main support beam in the crawl space. Made of galvanized steel, the heavy-duty IntelliJacks permanently stabilize the floor and floor joists. They prevent further sagging and offer the best opportunity to lift the floors back to level. IntelliJacks also will not rust or corrode, and they are designed to stop settling. If any settlement occurs, however, the IntelliJacks can easily be adjusted.
The homeowners are pleased to now have a safe and stable living environment because of this trustworthy repair solution.
A Settling Garage in Columbus, OH, is Lifted and Stabilized by Helical Piers
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.