Homeowners can identify concrete foundation issues from cracks in the basement, either on the foundation wall or on the floor. These cracks are typically due to drying shrinkage, hydro-static pressure, thermal movement or other causes. Cracks can widen over time and result in wet basements or more serious structural problems. Cracks are not only an eyesore, but they may lead to more serious maintenance issues, while lowering the value of the home.
There are multiple ways to repair unstable foundations. These repair methods are most commonly referred to as Piering, Underpinning, Foundation Stabilization and Foundation Lifting. Due to the complex nature of these types of problems, the correct repair is critical. We at Basements 911 will assess your foundation and provide the best and most economical solution for your particular situation.
Foundation Crack Repair
There is an easy way to permanently repair cracks without the need for costly and disruptive excavation or drain tile. If your foundation has cracks, they can be repaired by using various methods. The experts at Basements 911 will discuss options with you, and together we will come up with the best solution.
Bowed Walls/Basement Repair
Pressure from the exterior ground soil can cause block walls to bow and deflect inward. If left unchecked, this condition can result in catastrophic failure. Basements 911 method of repair involves installing temporary braces on the interior walls, then excavating the exterior ground around the bowed section of the foundation. The bowed walls are then mechanically pushed back into place, and steel rebar is inserted vertically into each block before pumping the wall full with high quality concrete, which is allowed to cure fully. We then backfill the ground soil, and the braces are removed from the walls after 3-5 days. This method not only pushes the wall back into place. it also stabilizes the structure to prevent future bowing. Best of all, there are no unsightly plates and screws permanently installed on the interior basement walls.
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