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 Certified 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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A homeowner in Morrow had a tilting wall in his home and called The Basement Doctor for a solution to this problem. An appointment was scheduled with our Certified Inspector, Roger.
Roger met with the homeowner and recommended PowerBraces to solve this problem. A PowerBrace is a patented, steel I-Beam coated with zinc, to resist rust, and is designed to stabilize walls that are tilting or bowing. These PowerBraces can be tightened and can potentially straighten the wall over time! PowerBraces are installed without having to excavate your outside yard and with minimal disruption to the inside area. With the PowerBraces installed, the wall is now stable, with no concerns of any further movement of the wall.
Jeff, a homeowner in Maineville, Ohio discovered water seeping into his crawlspace and some of the insulation was starting to fall down. He called The Basement Doctor for a solution to this problem.
An appointment was scheduled with one of our Certified Inspectors to help him find a solution to this problem. The Certified Inspector recommended A SmartSump, CleanSpace Encapsulation system, and a SaniDry dehumidifier.
The SmartSump pump system is designed especially for crawlspaces and includes an alarm that will sound if there is a pump or power failure. CleanSpace encapsulation system is made out of a heavy plastic similar to a pool liner and is attached to the floor and walls of the crawlspace. The Sanidry is a dehumidifier that will keep the humidity in the crawlspace low, preventing mold growth, and musty smells that can come from a damp crawlspace. Together, these products will give the homeowner a healthier, more comfortable home.
A homeowner in Kings Mill, Ohio was having problems with water seeping into a partially finished basement. We installed a TripleSump Pump System, BrightWall Paneling System, WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System, and a SaniDry System. These systems will keep the water from seeping into the basement and keep the humidity low. These pictures show before the install, during the install of the WaterGuard and the finished install of WaterGuard and TripleSafe Sump Pump System.
A South Lebanon, Ohio homeowner was insulating his basement when he noticed water seeping into the basement at the floor. We installed WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System along with a SuperSump Premier Sump Pump System to resolve the water problem he was having in the basement. The WaterGuard will intercept the water that is seeping in and then it will be drained into the SuperSump and be drained out of the basement. He will be able to continue his insulating project without further concern that the insulation would be damaged by water seepage.
A Springboro, Ohio homeowner was concerned about what could happen if the primary sump pump isn't working in the basement. A power failure or primary sump pump failure could happen while the homeowner was away and the basement could possibly get flooded with water. An UltraSump Battery Back-up System is the answer to that problem. If the primary pump does not run due to pump failure or power outages the UltraSump Battery Back-up Pump will automatically turn on and run on battery power. This will give the homeowner extra time to be able to resolve the primary sump pump problem before damage can occur due to a flooded basement.
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.