During the time that they have lived in their house, homeowners in Quaker City, OH, have noticed some glaring problems with the foundation walls. Sections of the walls, mainly in the attached garage, were starting to crack and crumble.
The owners were worried the wall would eventually give way and affect the structural integrity of the rest of the home. They wanted to address these problems before any significant damage resulted, and they found the answer while visiting a popular home and garden show. They stopped by Ohio Basement Authority’s booth and scheduled an appointment to meet with one of our inspectors. Then they met with Inspector Brendan Kent who evaluated the condition of the problematic wall.
Brendan recommended having one of our crews demolish and rebuild the most damage section of the wall, and then stabilizing it with other repair methods. We rebuilt the front section of the garage wall and stabilized the remainder by installing Geo-Lock Wall Anchors and Channel Anchors. These heavy-duty anchors also offer the best opportunity to straighten the wall.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these reliable solutions have helped them create a safer living environment.
Homeowners in Caldwell, OH, hadn’t lived in their house for very long when they started to notice exterior problems on their property were worsening. Quite a few sections of concrete along the front walkway, driveway, and back patio were cracking and settling.
While it is common for concrete to fail over time, cracking and settling slabs often affect the safety and appearance of the property. Ugly gaps will form between uneven slabs, which also present tripping hazards. Water can also collect in these settling and gapping areas, and potentially seep inside the house.
These issues concerned the homeowners, so they wanted to address them once and for all. After they came across information about Ohio Basement Authority online, they were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. After meeting with one of our inspectors who assessed the condition of the concrete, the owners were ready for one of our crews to install a unique repair solution.
We used the PolyLevel System to lift, level and stabilize the concrete. Very small, minimally invasive holes were first drilled into the problematic concrete slabs. After injection ports were placed in these holes, special equipment was used to inject high-density polyurethane underneath the concrete. The material expands to fill any voids, and this allows for the precise lifting and leveling of the slabs. NexusPro Joint Sealant also was used to caulk the older cracks and gaps, as well as help protect the newly leveled concrete.
PolyLevel is lightweight, but very durable. It will not wash out from under the concrete, and it has a quick cure time of 15 minutes.
The homeowners are happy this state of the art repair was used to help them create a safer living environment.
During the year that they have lived in their house, homeowners in Millfield, OH, noticed issues in their basement and crawl space areas. These included moisture and improper insulation, which became more evident during cold winter months.
The homeowners wanted to ensure the health and safety of the 150-year-old house. During their research for repair options, the homeowners learned more about Ohio Basement Authority online and they were eager to contact us for help with transforming their basement and crawl space areas.
After meeting with Inspector John Becker Sr., the homeowners were excited for the crew led by Foreman Tyson Cosby to install several reliable basement waterproofing and crawl space repair products. Because of the older home’s dirt crawl space and basement flooring, the SmartPipe drainage system was installed to catch any seeping water. This water is then directed to the SuperSump sump pump in the basement that will pump the water out of the home and away from the foundation.
Both the crawl space and basement were encapsulated in CleanSpace liner. This thick, durable liner completely isolates these environments from the earth. CleanSpace also acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the basement and crawl space. Additional insulation measures included applying spray foam insulation to the band joists and placing TerraBlock foam insulation panels on the crawl space and basement floors before the encapsulation process.
The homeowners are excited to have a basement and crawl space that will now be safer, drier, and healthier because of these reliable repair solutions.
A Zanesville, OH, homeowner noticed his basement walls were severely bowing inward. Ohio Basement Authority corrected the issue by installing the PowerBrace System.
The heavy-duty, zinc-plated steel beams are custom-fit to each basement wall height. The beams are tightly secured against the basement wall with heavy-duty steel brackets that are anchored to the basement floor and floor joists. The steel beams will stabilize the wall in its current position without any further adjustment.
After one year of owning their vacation home, homeowners in Nelsonville, OH, began to notice various issues such as cold floors and water collecting in the crawl space. These issues can lead to an uncomfortable and unhealthy atmosphere within the home.
The owners wanted to be sure this home away from home would be a safe and healthy living environment, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our crawl space repair services online.
We completely transformed this unhealthy area underneath the home by installing several of our reliable crawl space repair products.
The crawl space was encapsulated in CleanSpace liner, which acts as an insulating water and moisture barrier. This liner is also compatible with the SmartSump sump pump that was installed to pump any seeping water out of and away from the crawl space. Spray foam insulation also was added to the rim joists for extra insulation.
The sump pump discharge line was tied into a new downspout conductor line. Exterior vent covers were also placed over the vents to prevent pests, outside air, and precipitation from entering the crawl space.
The homeowners were excited these various permanent solutions were installed so their vacation home will be a healthy place to visit for many years to come.