The customer reached out to us concerning cracks and a bowing wall in the basement of their home. These issues raised concerns about the integrity of their foundation.
Our specialist conducted a thorough foundation inspection, identifying several stair-step cracks in the blocks of multiple walls and significant bowing of one of the basement walls. These visible signs indicated a compromised foundation. After discussing the basement’s condition with the homeowner, our specialist recommended a comprehensive solution, which involved the installation of 18 force braces. These force braces were chosen to not only address the foundation repair needs but also to straighten and stabilize the foundation walls, preventing further bowing.
Foundation walls can shift and deteriorate due to various factors. In regions like Rogersville, AL, the heavy clay soil around homes tends to absorb water during rainy periods. In the winter, this moisture-laden soil can freeze, exerting substantial pressure on the foundation walls. Such circumstances can lead to bowing and even cracking of the foundation walls under the immense pressure.
Our solution involved the implementation of Force Braces, a robust structural tension-loaded system designed specifically for foundation repair. These braces utilize steel I-beams to straighten block or concrete walls effectively.
The key to their success lies in their unique patented spring-coil design, which enables them to apply up to 1,000 pounds of corrective pressure against the foundation wall. This innovative bracing system is engineered to adapt to changes in soil pressure on the exterior of the foundation wall, automatically self-adjusting to maintain a straight and secure position.