Cracked Walls

As forces of nature, such as moisture and frost interact with the soil around and under your home, the soil expands.  That expansion results in constant inward pressure on your foundation walls and concrete slab floor until it can no longer support the pressure. This in turn causes cracking and bowing of the walls or subsurface drainage issues. Water itself weighs approximately 60 pounds per cubic foot, but when hydrostatic pressure pushes, the weight increases by thousands of pounds. Different types of soil increase the probability of this occurring.

Solution: This is a simple repair using kevlar straps if addressed early and before there’s extensive damage.

Bowed Walls

When cracks are undetected or allowed to progress, walls begin to buckle or bow. The continual water intrusion places undue pressure on the foundation wall. Replacing the wall is an option, but there are less expensive solutions such as carbon-kevlar straps for minimal damage.

Solution: If there is major bowing or buckling, the exterior wall will need to be excavated, steel I-beams installed to straighten the wall, then carbon-kevlar straps are installed to support the wall. These straps are engineered to withstand 234,700 psi. Your wall is then, three times stronger than an original wall.

DriShield Wall Encapsulation

DriShield Basement Wall Panels are an excellent option if your walls are discolored.  They are semi-rigid and create a vapor barrier that prevents humidity from passing through the pores of the concrete wall.  In addition, your walls will be bright white, and will produce a functional living space.  These white panels are a cost-effective method to beautify your basement walls for a fraction of the cost of a basement remodel and are a permanent solution.