Randy M, a homeowner in Haubstadt, IN was experiencing signs of foundation issues in his basement. With the stair-step cracking getting worse in his block walls, he knew he had to do something. As you can see in the before photos, Randy created a temporary "DIY" fix to his problem. While it may have worked for a short amount of time, he still saw the cracks progressing to become more defined and knew it was time to call in professional help.
Design Specialist, Chris Russell, completed a thorough inspection of Randy's basement and listened to his concerns. Chris recommended the PowerBraces be installed in the basement. Why is the PowerBrace system the best solution for the problems that occurred? One of the main reasons is that it allows for potential straightening over time. That means it can actually improve the condition of the wall over time, unlike other I-Beam systems. The zinc coating makes the entire system resistant to corrosion, reduces abrasion and wear, and creates a non-toxic surface.
Randy's home's foundation is now strong and he doesn't have to worry about the problem getting worse. During his yearly renewals, our service technician is able to tighten these beams for him, maximizing the tightness and stability.