Foundation Repair Case Studies: Foundation Repaired in Spottsville, KY
Homeowner Anita M. from Spottsville, KY knew that her home had foundation issues, as well as a leaky basement and crawl space. She had been putting the problem off for quite some time but realized she needed to get it under control. Her basement was unique because 1/2 was a basement, and the other 1/2 was a crawl space.
Given the breadth of issues in this crawl space and basement duo, we needed to address and solve the problems in phases. System design specialist Damon Cheatham drew up a multi-stage plan that would result in a dry, stable basement and a safe home
First, we needed to stabilize the cracked and bowing foundation walls. To do this, we installed our Push Pier system. Our foundation piers have been engineered with minimal disturbance to your home and a fast, effective installation in mind. These rugged steel push piers feature a patent-pending external sleeve that strengthens the pier at the critical tension point below the bracket. This is the best foundation repair option available when soil conditions are unknown, providing a permanent solution for your settlement issues.
With the walls stabilized, it was time to handle the water. The basement had a sump pump, but it was old and not very effective, and the open top of the pump left it vulnerable to damage and debris clogging. We upgraded it to a TripleSafe sump pump system. The TripleSafe has three powerful motors including a battery backup for continued protection if the power goes out.
Lastly, a 6mil vapor barrier was put into the crawl space to keep debris and moisture out.
This family had dealt with problems from their basement for years, but it wasn’t until the structure itself was threatened that they realized how solving all of the basement’s problems would make their home safer, more comfortable and their lives easier.
Multiple walls were cracked and bowing, particularly near the windows. It's important to have basement windows installed by a basement company due to the delicate nature of below-grade work.
Having an open sump hole and running a dehumidifier is like trying to fill a bucket with a hole in it. As you dry the air, more water evaporates into it via the open sump hole with a pool of water sitting in it all the time.
A helical pier owes its name to the helical plates welded to the pier shaft. These plates help to pull the pier into the soil during installation and provide anchoring strength as the weight of the foundation or structural element is transferred to the pier.
When you have a perimeter drainage system installed in your home, your sump pump is your main line of defense against a basement flood. If you can't count on your sump system to be powerful or reliable enough, then you can't count on a dry basement
After installing the push piers, you'd never know they were there. The dirt is filled in over the top of them and the project is complete!
A vapor barrier helps stop moisture and mold from gathering.