When potential home buyers saw the cracked and tilting walls of a house in Marietta, OH, they expressed their concerns to the current homeowner. The owner called Ohio Basement Authority to repair the failing foundation in order to sell the house.
We first applied one of our reliable foundation repair solutions inside the home. Several Carbon Fiber staps were placed on the three less-effected walls to strengthen them and prevent future failure. Carbon Fiber is a very strong material that is nearly impossible to bend or stretch.
Then, the crew installed two versions of the Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System along the other wall, which was causing most of the problem. The first was one Geo-Lock Channel Anchor. This is a steel column attached to the floor and the wall to correct cracks and bowing that occur near the bottom of the wall.
Second, we installed four Geo-Lock Wall Anchors along the rest of the wall. These are steel anchors which are embedded into hard-packed, untouched soil outside of the foundation wall. These anchors are attached to the wall with galvanized steel rods which are tightened to pull the foundation back into place.
These reliable repairs have eased the homeowner’s and potential home buyers’ concerns and worries.
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