Bowed Basement Wall Repairs in Metro Detroit, MI
Foundations are built to hold the weight of a home, so they must be solid strong. Sometimes, however, the pressure on the foundation walls can be too much, causing them to start breaking, which compromises the structural integrity of your home. If you notice difficulty for opening and closing windows and doors, unstable or uneven floors or a tilting home, you are certain to be experiencing foundation damage. Furthermore, when foundation walls bow and crack, water, gas and even insects are allowed into the home.
What Causes Bowed Walls?
When it rains, the soil around your foundation absorbs water and expands, exerting hydrostatic pressure on the foundation walls. As water evaporates, the soil dries and retracts, and the pressure is relieved. This process repeats every time it rains, each time damaging the walls a little bit further. Eventually, the hydrostatic forces overcome the strength of the walls, causing them to break, crack and bow.
If you think this is happening in your property, call Basement Waterproofing of Michigan for a free inspection.
How to Repair Bowed Basement Walls
The latest technologies in bowing wall repairing give us cleaner, more convenient and cheaper options, essentially simplifying what used to be a challenge for waterproofing contractors.
At Basement Waterproofing of Michigan, we do not only offer the best building science has to offer, but also older, albeit reliable, methods. We are experienced masons and can apply this technique to your basement. Masonry often produces clean and excellent looking results, thus being a great option if you plan to sell your home. We inspect your basement and define the cheapest and most effective solution for you.
Carbon Fiber Repair for Foundation Cracks
Carbon fiber strapping repair is the latest in foundation crack repair technology. Through this repair process, we use strong carbon fibers with low stretch properties that hold cracks together tightly. The epoxy this method uses is the absolute state of the art.
Through this method, Scaldino Basement Solutions has saved some customers over $15,000 they would’ve spent on a lengthy and difficult wall replacement. Carbon fiber strapping offers a much easier and economical solution.
Steel I-beam Repair
Our steel I-beam repair technique will preserve your walls and home stability. The custom-fit steel beams are installed against the basement wall with strong steel brackets holding them in place. This will secure your wall in its current state. The beams can also be tightened after being placed, adding extra protection. Our beams are coated with a layer of zinc to avoid corrosion, which preserves their durability. Some of the benefits of this repair technique include:
- Fast installation process
- Long lasting and no corrosion
- Doesn’t disturb other areas of your home
- Outside excavation not required
- Walls won’t slant or bow anymore
Have Cracks on Your Wall? Basement Waterproofing of Michigan Is Here to Help
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Healthy Basements & Healthy Crawl Spaces
Healthy Basements and Crawl Spaces are vital to your home's overall quality and comfort. Air pollutants and excessive moisture levels in the basement or crawl space can negatively impact the home's odors and cause health problems for those who live there year-round - including yourself!
We offer Healthy Basement and Healthy Crawl Space solutions designed to solve specific problems and protect your home, family, and property value in the long run.
What Our Customers Say About Us!
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Basement Waterproofing of Michigan offers a variety of services from waterproofing to foundation repairs. We offer the following services in your area, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, sump pump installation and service, basement crack repair, vapor barriers and moisture control.