Typically in block foundations, you'll see the walls beginning to bow in the middle whereas, in poured foundation walls, they are more likely to lean in at the top of the wall.
At first, a foundation problem may seem like an extreme problem. However, if you identify the damage before it becomes too advanced, most foundation issues have simple, permanent solutions.
Zinc-plated steel beams are custom fit to the basement wall height and secured tightly against it. This is done with brackets that are anchored to the basement floor and floor joists.
PowerBrace's patented design allows the system to be tightened over time, stopping wall failure without any digging on the property.
PowerBrace's can be installed year-round and comes with a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
If there's constant pressure on your foundation walls from the outside, but the only thing holding up your foundation wall is the wall itself, bowing can occur. Hydrostatic pressure, expansive clay soil, and frost can all exert enough pressure to cause walls to lean or even collapse.
The PowerBrace System is a great option when access to the yard outside of the home is not possible and bowing, buckling wall problems need to be solved.
After noticing their garage wall begin to bow inward, these homeowners in Robards, KY became pretty concerned with the safety of their home. Wall failure can be caused by a number of different things but in this homeowners case, the soil around their home was putting a lot of pressure on their foundation walls. There is nothing on the inside of the garage wall that pushes back to counter that pressure so the wall had no choice but to begin bowing inward.
After seeing Healthy Spaces' TV ads and reading our reviews online, they contacted us to see how we could help them. Once they met with one of our inspectors who explained our installation process, the owners were eager for our foundation crew to permanently stabilize their foundation walls.