Foundation Repair Photo Album: Wall Failure in Anthon, IA
This homeowner was looking to tear apart the basement because he wanted to remodel and make some nice addition. He was unaware the wall was failing until he starting moving around things in the basement. He knew needed someone that could do quality work and ensure they can finish their basement safely and confidently. He gave Thrasher a call, and System Design Specialist, Corey Little came out to meet him. Corey saw the walls were starting to fail and he determined it was due to expansive clay soil and hydrostatic pressure from the water building up. Corey proposed we use our Everbrace system. Everbrace is used for walls with extreme movement. We use beams and steel paneling that has foam pumped in between the failing wall and the wall we created to transfer the weight off the failing wall. He also proposed using a mixture of Powerbraces for one side of the house and GeoLock Wall Anchors for the other. Along with that, proposed a Waterguard system behind the Everbrace wall with a sump pump, that way if that wall starts to leak, it would not be a problem and it will stay dry. The customer was so happy they would not have to move out of the home for an extreme wall repair, so we sent out the installation team. They were happy and will have peace of mind with a company that stands behind a 25 year warranty. Check out the photos attached to see the process!
You can see the beams against the wall are not flesh. There is major leaning and cracking due to the soil compaction around the foundation.
Cracking and Failing Wall
In the middle of the wall, you can see the major crack. It is hard to see from this angle, but the wall is also leaning in.
Wall Failure in Anthon, IA
The wooden beams are not flesh with the wall, indicating the wall is deflecting, as well as the major crack going almost all the way across the wall. EverBrace can help with this!
WaterGuard and Sump Pump
WaterGuard was installed behind the Everbrace that is connected to the sump pump, so if any water gets through the failing wall, it will not get through the EverBrace. Water is fall into the WaterGuard and flow to the sump pump and out of the home.
Once the walls are supported, we inject rigid foam to fill any voids behind the steelpanels. The system transfers the load from the failing structure to the new, durable support panels.
EverBrace and WaterGuard
Putting WaterGuard during Everbrace is the best pratice to ensure we do not have to rip into the wall system! These two protect your home from water damage and wall failure!
EverBrace is used when the wall is failing. The steel corrugated panels and beams work together to stabilize the foundation walls!