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Foundation Repairs

We offer full foundation repair including waterproofing, stabilizing settlement issues and structural repairs.

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Foundation Repair

Warning Signs

There are a number of indicators to look for when assessing a foundation’s need for repair. Warning signs include: step cracks in brick and mortar, cracked bricks or blocks, foundation cracks or settling, doors and windows not working correctly, water entering home and sagging or uneven floors. Our expert team is fully qualified to identify any issues and recommend repair solutions.

  • Distress on Foundation
  • Soil Erosion
  • Exterior Wall Damage
  • Drywall Cracks

Foundation Repair

Crack Repair

We offer a variety of repair options for foundation cracks. Depending on the size and type of cracks, we can determine whether the repair will require a polyurethane injection, structural epoxy injection resin, hydraulic cement, and/or carbon fiber banding.  All great options for crack repair.

Why Do Cracks Occur?

Foundation Settling/Sinking

Shifting can cause cracks in foundation walls and exterior brick.

Unbalanced Soil

Drainage issues can have a negative impact on soil conditions and home stability.

Soil Movement/Shrinkage

As weather conditions change, the soil expands/shrinks under footings.

Foundation Repair

Exterior
Waterproofing

Although intrusive, exterior waterproofing is the only sure way to protect your home from water. We excavate to expose the foundation, inspect and repair of any cracks/entry points, use our three-step waterproofing system and install new weeping tile with drainage stone.

Common Leak Problems

Basement Window Wells

Improper drainage in window wells is a common reason for water entering through a basement window. Window well drainage issues can often be seen as water streaks or staining marks on the interior wall below your windows.

Bricks / Block Foundation Homes

Step cracks, deterioration in mortar and porous concrete relating to block foundations are common and can result in water entering the house.

Basement
Window Wells

Improper drainage in window wells is a common reason for water entering through a basement window. Window well drainage issues can often be seen as water streaks or staining marks on the interior wall below your windows.

Bricks / Block
Foundation Homes

Step cracks, deterioration in mortar and porous concrete relating to block foundations are common and can result in water entering the house.

Top of Foundation

Improper grading and negative slope on the exterior of the house can cause water issues and result in water entering in between the foundation sill plate of the house.

Cold Joints/Cracks

One of the most common causes for leak issues, cracks are the the number one way for water to enter the home and the cold joint between the footing of the house and the foundation wall is the second most common.

Top of Foundation

Improper grading and negative slope on the exterior of the house can cause water issues and result in water entering in between the foundation sill plate of the house.

Cold Joints/Cracks

One of the most common causes for leak issues, cracks are the the number one way for water to enter the home and the cold joint between the footing of the house and the foundation wall is the second most common.

Key Benefits

Key Benefits

Stop Water At The Source

Correct and prevent water from entering your home by waterproofing from the exterior.

Seal The Cracks

Prevent water from entering cracks which could worsen overtime with shifting climates

Full Inspection

While the foundation is exposed our team can inspection the entire home for any hidden issues.

No Disturbance To Interior

We can often limit or prevent any work from taking place inside.

Replace Weeping Tile

Full weeping tile replacement is included with all of our waterproofing projects.

More Effective

Interior waterproofing is not waterproofing. Treating the exterior is the only way to prevent water entering the house.

Our Process

Interior waterproofing is not waterproofing. Treating the exterior is the only way to prevent water entering the house.

Excavation

We excavate the exterior foundation walls, typically 4-8 feet deep, to expose the foundation footing and weeping tile

Waterproofing

We inspect the entire foundation, fill/repair cracks, apply a tar waterproofing membrane and dimple board foundation wrap.

Backfill/Grading

We install a minimum 18” of drainage stone, fabric protection on top of the stone, soil, compaction and positive slope away from the house.

Foundation Repair

Engineered
Structural Repair

We work closely with expert structural engineers in order to offer extensive repair or replacement of failing foundations. We specialize in helical pile underpinning to stabilize and solve settlement/sinking issues.

Why Do Foundation Issues Occur?

Foundation Settling/Sinking

Shifting can cause cracks in foundation walls and exterior brick.

Unbalanced Soil

Drainage issues can have a negative impact on soil conditions and home stability.

Soil Movement/Shrinkage

As weather conditions change, the soil expands/shrinks under footings.

Our Process

Engineer Assessment

The first step when it comes to structural repairs is to have a certified engineer complete an onsite assessment.

Engineered Drawings and Permits

We work closely with the homeowner to choose the best option and provide stamped engineered drawings and permits.

Completion of work

We provide the highest quality work and ensure every detail adheres to engineer and permit specifications.

Foundation Repair

Carbon
Fiber Repair

Proud Installer of Quality Carbon Fiber Products from Rhino Carbon Fiber.

Bowed Walls: When foundation walls start bowing or moving inward, it is a sign of structural failure which should be addressed immediately. The primary causes for bowing walls are: outside hydrostatic pressure on the walls from soil, tree roots and construction failures/poor quality construction (ex. improper steel reinforcement resulting in excessive load due to ineffective tensile strength transfer to the wall).

Corner Wall Repair: There are a variety of issues that cause cracked foundation wall corners, but the primary reason is that many structures have beams that pocket over the top of the corners; this type of construction has a tendency to crack due to the stress and weight of the beam. A carbon fiber corner wall repair not only fortifies the corners of areas that are breaking down, but can also be used as additional reinforcement for existing structures in good condition so they don’t crack or move inward over time, increasing strength and stability.

Concrete Crack Repair with Carbon Fiber: Most crack repairs stop at the injection stage, but the crack can continue to spread as the main purpose of injection material is waterproofing and not structural strengthening. Strengthening the cracked area with a carbon fiber band is an essential step to prevent further movement and crack expansion. It also adds an additional layer of protection for waterproofing!

Benefits of Carbon Fiber:

High-Strength – carbon fiber is 10x stronger than steel 

Efficient Installs – light-weight product and efficient application procedure 

Long-Lasting – carbon fiber resists corrosion and does not degrade 

Versatile – strengthen walls, wall openings, cracks and more 

Less Intrusive – thin yet strong profile doesn’t affect square footage

Aesthetically Appealing – can be painted over for aesthetic finish

Engineered Product – Engineered specifications, permit & inspection friendly 

Our Process

Engineer Assessment

The first step when it comes to structural repairs is to have a certified engineer complete an onsite assessment.

Engineered Drawings and Permits

We work closely with the homeowner to choose the best option and provide stamped engineered drawings and permits.

Completion of work

We provide the highest quality work and ensure every detail adheres to engineer and permit specifications.

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Let the experts at Power Foundation Systems guide you in your next project and help you “start off on the right footing.”

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