An Oregonia, Ohio homeowner has a bowing block basement wall in his home that was built in the 1920s. The homeowner met with Walt, a professionally trained inspector for a solution to this problem. Walt recommended that PowerBraces are installed to resolve this problem for the homeowner.
PowerBraces are steel I-Beams installed tightly against the wall and secured with brackets that are attached to the floor and floor joists. These PowerBraces immediately stabilize the wall and can be tightened over time to potentially reverse wall failure.
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An Oregonia, Ohio homeowner has a home built in the 1920s with block walls and there is a sump pump that has already been installed. The homeowner needed help with the problem with some bowing walls and called The Basement Doctor of Cincinnati. We installed PowerBraces to the bowing walls. The PowerBraces are steel I-Beams secured tightly against the bowing wall and secured with brackets attached to the floor joists and walls. These PowerBraces immediately stabilize the wall and are designed to be tightened over time to potentially reverse the wall failure.
The walls of this basement also look to have some moisture that seeps in at times and has some dark marks along the walls. A product that could be considered to be installed in this basement would be a BrightWall Paneling System, a WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System, and a SuperSump Premier Sump Pump System and a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier.
BrightWall covers the walls, giving the basement a clean, semi-finished look and also drains any wall leaks down into the WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System. WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing system is a piping system installed along the foundation walls to intercept water that is seeping into the basement. The water is then pumped into the sump pump system, such as the SuperSump Premier Sump Pump System, to be pumped out of the basement.
The SuperSump Premier Sump Pump System is a high-end 1/3 hp Zoeller cast iron pump with a mechanical float switch. Also includes the WaterWatch Alarm that sounds an alarm if water reaches the point that the pump should have turned on, or during a power failure. This will alert the homeowner to a problem before damage occurs. It is also available with an UltraSump Battery Back-up System. The Ultra Sump will automatically turn on during a pump or power failure and comes with a maintenance free battery and charging station.
The SaniDry Sedona filters and dries the air keeping the humidity low. Having low humidity is important to have a more comfortable environment in the whole home. Whatever air is in the basement is also upstairs in the living space. High humidity is uncomfortable in the summer especially and encourages mold and musty odors.
Now that the homeowner has chosen a solution to the bowing walls that was solved with PowerBraces, the homeowner has peace of mind that the foundation is safe from further movement and over time may be able to straighten the wall. The homeowner could decide at a later date to semi-finish the basement with a BrightWall Paneling System or WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System, and maybe upgrade the sump pump, this which would create a space that the homeowner could use for storage and possibly extra living space.
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