Failing Foundations: Repair Options

Thursday, May 16th, 2019 by Ben Bates


Foundation repair southwestern Ontario Advanced Basement SystemsInspection process: Our design technicians are expertly trained to diagnose foundation problems. During the inspection process, they will guide you through the thorough assessment, where you’ll feel completely educated about the cause of your foundation challenge. Our inspector will then provide you with a written, no-obligation repair plan, tailored to your home’s unique foundation challenge, outlining our permanent solution and detailing the exact cost.

Depending on the severity and the problem’s location in your home, the three most popular repair options include:

The CarbonArmor® System: This system uses flexible carbon fiber fabric straps that are up to 10 times stronger in tension than steel. Using high strength epoxy resin, the carbon fiber straps are bonded to the interior face of the wall, stabilizing the wall.

This system requires no exterior excavation, installs quickly, and does not affect future basement finishing.

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The PowerBrace™ Wall Repair System: If you have walls that are bowing, buckling, or tilting inwards, installing a PowerBrace™ system can stop any further damage and potentially straighten the wall.

The system consists of steel I-beams that are secured to the joists above the wall with steel brackets. This system is easily adjustable, allowing for tightening of the brace to attempt to raise the wall back to its original position. This system doesn't involve any exterior excavation and installs quickly with minimal disruption to your basement space.

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GeoLock® Wall Anchors: These wall anchors are made of galvanized steel for a long-lasting solution which are designed to repair walls that are sliding inwards, tilting at the top, bowing, and buckling. This system will prevent any further inward movement of your walls.

Wall anchors work by extending from your wall to the stable, hard packed soil beyond your home. They anchor into these stronger soils and brace the foundation wall, preventing further movement. Wall anchors are installed with minimal disruption to your lawn, and they won't damage the interior of your basement or take up usable space.

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We have foundation repair options for all homes experiencing horizontal wall cracks and inward bowing of walls. We’d be pleased to offer you a complimentary inspection and written estimate for repair. Please click here to submit your information online or call us at: 1-844-320-1542

About the author
Ben Bates lives in the Chatham-Kent area and has been involved in the basement, crawl space and foundation industry since 2008. He has a passion for improving homes the right way and knows what it takes to waterproof, encapsulate or stabilize homes in Ontario. He assists with over 900 projects per year.

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