Foundation Repair Photo Album: Basement Walls Leaning, Bowing, & Stair-Step Cracking Henderson, KY
A homeowner in Henderson, KY, was trying to sell his home and the inspection report came back flagged for the foundation basement walls leaning and separating. As well as the walls bowing, with stair-step-cracking. Not only can cracks in basement walls cause leaks, and mold, and creates unhealthy conditions, but they can also lead to serious structural issues that threaten your home. Having concerns they wouldn't be able to sell their home unless they fixed their structural problems, they gave Healthy Spaces a call for a free inspection.
Our Design Specialist, Tyler, worked with our client to design a solution that would restore the safety of his home and make it structurally sound for the next homeowner. Garrett, the lead foreman of our Foundation repair, and the rest of his team installed 8 PowerBraces around the basement walls. While there are a number of solutions for bowing, buckling, or significant cracks in walls, wall braces or beams are a common solution when wall anchors won't work. This is typically due to outside obstructions preventing the yard anchor from being placed, including property lines, sidewalks, outbuildings, or tree roots. Once repairs were completed, our client was quickly able to sell their home. And now they have peace of mind that the home they just purchased has a permanent solution to protect their home.
Stair-Step Cracking in Basement Wall Henderson, KY
When a foundation wall starts to crack, bow, or leak, it can be a sign of foundation settlement or sinking.
Horizontal Wall Crack
Horizontal cracking near the middle of the wall is one of the first symptoms you will notice in the case of a bowing wall. They usually start out small and increase in width over time as the soil outside continues to put pressure on the wall.
Beams Permanently Stabilize Home's Foundation in Henderson, KY
The PowerBrace system is designed to permanently stabilize your home's foundation. It supports basement walls and allows for straightening over time.
PowerBrace Wall Repair
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.
Bowing, Cracked Wall in Henderson, KY
Here you can see where it was attempted to seal the crack going horizontally across the wall. The problem with this is it's basically like putting a bandaid on the wall and not fixing the real problem that's causing it to bow, lean, and crack.