Foundation Wall Repair in Ohio
Our foundation walls could be a sign of larger issues.
- Horizontal or stair-step cracking along the foundation walls
- The corners of the poured walls are cracking.
- Inward bowing or bulging along the walls
- Walls sliding inwards on the bottom
- Walls leaning in at the top
- There are wet soils around the home.
How to Fix It:
Attach Wall Anchors along the wall, and use the system’s pressure to fix the wall. If space issues prevent wall anchor installation, we recommend installing the IntelliBrace system.
What Causes Cracked & Bowing Foundation Walls?
Four factors affect the amount of pressure they exert.
- The type of soil around the foundation
- The amount of moisture in the soil
- How far underground the foundation is
- The temperature conditions
The foundation wall is the only thing holding it up from the outside. It is possible to cause walls to lean or even collapse due to the amount of pressure put on them.
Problems with the foundation can be caused by gutter and downspouts.
The soil around the foundation will become heavier and more expansive if the roof is not directed away from the foundation.
The Wall Anchor System is recommended to stabilizing failing foundation walls. Before the installation of the wall anchor system, the earth anchor locations will be determined. The location of each earth anchor will be shown in the proposal by the foundation contractors. The sod is removed from the lawn at the beginning of the installation. An earth anchor hole is made using a power auger after a sheet is laid down to protect your lawn. A small hole will be cored through the basement wall once the hole has been excavated. A steel anchor rod will be driven through the wall and soil through a hole in the center of the earth anchor Our wall anchor system is superior to other methods because the hole in the foundation wall is very small. A large hole or section of concrete block may be required in some methods. Attaching the earth anchor involves securing the end of the anchor rod to the anchor and burying it in the ground. The galvanized steel used in our earth anchor systems is resistant tocorrosion damage. The Earth Anchors we install have a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects as well as our own quality and performance warranty. Our foundation repair experts will mount a wall plate over each anchor rod end that protrudes from the basement wall after the earth anchors have been installed. A wall plate is secured with a large nut on the threaded end of an anchor rod. If your wall anchors are being installed in a finished basement, be sure to ask us about our Wall Anchor Covers, which will help you hide your wall anchor access points. We pride ourselves in leaving each job clean, neat, and free of damage to existing landscaping. To prevent depressed areas from being created as the soils settle over time bowing walls, we fill holes completely with dirt saved earlier and fill areas with scuplture. All sod will be replaced with a rake to blend in with surrounding grass for a seamless restoration. Wall Anchors do more than just stop the movement of your foundation walls, they also give you the opportunity to fix your walls over time. Eventually, your walls will be repaired or even returned to their original position. It is possible to restore value to your home and return it to being attractive for both you and prospective home buyers.
When Foundation Wall Anchors Won’t Work
The yard outside the house isn’t accessible so a wall anchor system can’t be used to repair a bow wall.
We recommend that you install our Foundation Wall System when you encounter this kind of problem.
Saving a wall with a system. Over time, this innovative system can even change the shape of the wall.
The IntelliBrace™ System
The patented foundation wall repair system, called the IntelliBrace, is designed to fix failing basement walls and allow for potential straightening over time.
When access to the yard outside of the home is not possible, this product is a great option.
There are several advantages to the I-beam system over traditional systems.
This includes a design that makes it possible to fix bowed walls over a period of time, and a zinc coating that is rust resistant.
Looking For Foundation Wall Repair Experts In Ohio?
We at Ohio Basement Systems are proud to provide warrantied solutions that will permanently solve the issues with the foundation walls.
We provide free, no-obligation estimates for foundation wall repair. The estimates are presented in writing.
Strongsville, Akron, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Falls, Mentor, Lakewood, Elyria, Youngstown, and the nearby areas are our service area. Call or send an e-mail.