Foundation Structural Repair
Helical Pier System
Piering is a process that distributes the weight of your home’s foundation onto a more solid surface deeper down into the soil. Underpinning an existing home or commercial building requires specialized knowledge and training. Our Helical Pier System will permanently stabilize your home’s foundation and will possibly lift your home back to its original position (in some cases). Our Underpinning piering systems can be installed all year long and prevent the disturbance and expense of a full foundation replacement. Our Helical Foundation System are rugged steel piers that are “screwed” into the earth using small excavation equipment. A foundation bracket is attached to the pier and footing once the pier has reached an appropriate depth into competent soils or bedrock. The weight of your home is then transferred onto our piers giving us an opportunity to lift your home back to its original level.
Push Pier System
Our Push Pier Foundation Repair System reaches greater depths than any other foundation piering system available. Steel tube sections are hydraulically driven through industrial strength foundation brackets down to the proper load-bearing strata or solid bedrock. Quiet, vibration free hydraulic equipment is used to install the Basement Solution’s Push Pier. All installation equipment is portable and can be manually transported to the job site and into position. There is no need for use of heavy equipment and our foundation repair is usually completed in days, not weeks. American Basement Solutions, your local foundation repair experts, will permanently secure the foundation of your commercial building or home.
Our Solutions stabilizes cracked & bowed basement walls with our proven, engineered wall anchor system. When hydrostatic pressure builds up around your basement walls, or the soil expands with water saturation, it can push against your wall and cause bowing. Wall bowing can be corrected by using wall anchors that are driven into stable soil out away from your basement wall. They are connected to heavy duty, steel wall plates with a 3/4″ tie rod and secured with nuts. The anchors will hold the wall in its current condition and have the ability to be tightened down further when the soil outside the wall shrinks. The installation can be quickly installed using handheld equipment and requires minimal excavation or disturbance to your lawn.
•Our most economical solution to stopping bowing walls is our wall beam system. The steel wall beam is attached to the floor joist system at the top and into the concrete floor at the bottom. The steel beam will hold the wall in its current condition. Wall beams are installed also in situations where outside soil conditions are not suitable for wall anchors.
Wall Carbon Fiber Straps
A Bowed basement or foundation wall can be straightened but require excavation of foundation, lifting the weight of the structure off of the wall and pushing the wall back to as close to plumb as possible. Even after this is accomplished, the wall itself has lost the structural integrity and requires reinforcement. You can also reinforce a concrete wall that is still within tolerance at it’s current condition without straightening. Historically, I-beams were used to correct a bowed wall by erecting the beams in a fashion that provides lateral concrete reinforcement. While remaining an effective method, installation can be expensive and the end result are obtrusive beams sticking out from the wall. In addition, the cracks which have undoubtedly occurred as a result are not addressed.
Bowed basement walls can be resolved using the latest carbon-fiber technology developed by Fortress Stabilization Systems. Using carbon-fiber Kevlar sheet straps in combination with specifically designed epoxies, foundations can now be repaired and arrested with little to no obtrusiveness. The repaired bowed basement wall can then be painted thereby creating an almost invisible repair, thereby increasing the resale value of your home