Basement Wall Repair Case Studies: Foundation Wall Repair in Madison Lake, MN
This basement in Madison Lake, MN of which many are lake home getaways had a bowed and cracked foundation. The foundation walls had noticeable cracks and visible signs that the wall had moved. Our customer was in the process of selling the home and potential buyers were concerned about the integrity of the foundation.
When forces of nature, such as moisture and frost interact with the soil around your home, the soil expands. That expansion results in constant inward force on your foundation wall until it can no longer support the pressure, causing cracking, bowing and tipping.
The homeowner wanted to sell their home and wanted to fix it right for the new homeowners. They gave Complete Basement Systems a call and Nick Barke gave them a permanent foundation solution using the PowerBrace Wall System.
After a free, no obligation estimate from Nick Barke, they were ready to move forward with the work and was scheduled to be done in a timely manner to meet the closing deadline for the customer.
The patented PowerBrace Wall System from Complete Basement Systems permanently stabilizes the home's foundation walls. Zinc-plated steel beams are custom-fit to the basement wall height and secured tight against the basement wall with brackets anchored to the basement floor and floor joists.
The PowerBrace's unique design allows the system to be tightened over time, potentially reversing wall failure without any invasive drilling or digging on the property.
Installing Contractor: Complete Basement Systems
System Design Specialist: Nick Barke
Crew Leader: Ben Heldt
Products Installed: PowerBrace Wall System
Before a foundation solution is installed. You can see in the photo that the plumbing pipes are expanding with the walls movement.
The foundation wall was at its worse near the glass block windows, so to support the foundation the best, the PowerBrace needed to be placed in front of the glass block window and work around the existing plumbing pipes.
The PowerBrace steel beam supported and what it looks like on the concrete floor after installation.
The PowerBrace steel beam supported and what it looks like on the ceiling joist after installation. The installation crew is very crafty working around obstacles such as plumbing pipes.