Tri-State Waterproofing is known for being the foundation problem solvers in the building repair industry. Every structural repair is different. Interior and exterior warning signs help our repair specialist determine the best foundation repair solution for your home.
What Causes Structural Damage?
- Hydrostatic Pressure
- Plant & Tree Roots
- Expansive soil
- Rotting joist & shifting due to lack of moisture control
- Settling due to erosion
- Foundation Drainage Problems
Symptoms & Warning Signs
- Cracks in Sheetrock
- Unlevel Floor
- Bowing Walls
- Tilting Chimney
- Uneven Windows, Doors or Floors
- Cracks in Brick, Cement or Block Walls / Foundations
Foundation Repair Solutions
Block Wall Replacement
Homeowners often call when their foundation issue is past due for repair. In this case a wall replacement is their only option left. Our foundation repair specialist starts by temporarily supporting the floor system and then begins excavating the damaged area. The wall must be built back in place and applied with our waterproofing membrane and drainage board. This is usually the worst case scenario for any homeowner. We recommend you call Tri-State Waterproofing before this is your only option left.
Carbon Fiber Straps
Carbon Fiber Straps are an extremely effective method used for foundation repair. They are used to repair bowed, buckled, or cracked walls. These straps are 8-10 times more stretch resistant than steel and are designed to strengthen and stabilize foundation walls. The advantages to installing carbon fiber straps is that the homeowner loses no area within the home, are barely noticeable, require no maintenance, and have a quick installation process. This foundation repair method comes with a lifetime warranty.
Galvanized Helical Piers
Helical Piers are often used when a home is built on fill soil. The helical pier is fabricated out of steel and then galvanized to prevent corrosion. The helical piles are driven into the ground with a drive shaft until load bearing soil is reached. Once load bearing soil is reached the bracket head is bolted to the footing. Your home now is stabilized and can often be lifted into its original place.
Push Piers are used when a home’s foundations walls are suffering from settlement. This settlement is usually caused by expansive soil, tree roots, or soil that is not correctly compacted during the time the house was built. This pier system is installed to stabilize and / or lift the foundation walls back in place. Tri-State Waterproofing applies a protective zinc coating to the piers to prevent them from rusting underground. Our push piers are fabricated in house to ensure a quality product and helps customers save money on their homes foundation repair. If you see stair step cracking in your block or brick, uneven floors, or jammed windows and doors give us a call today!
Soldier beams are often used when there is a lack of exterior access necessary for a Tie-Back system. The solder beam is bolted to the footing and floor system which guarantees the wall to stabilize in place. Depending on the severity of the damaged foundation wall the solder beam can be designed to strengthen the wall over time. The advantages to using solder beams are that the outside of the home is not disrupted and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Tie-Back System shown in these images above and the video below are used to permanently stabilize and straighten a bowed or cracked foundation wall. A Tie-Back System has the capability to pull the wall back into place. This requires exterior excavation to relieve the wall of hydrostatic pressure. A steel rod is driven through the wall and then plated on each end. We then tighten the interior bolt to strengthen the wall. This method is used for more of the severe foundation repairs we run across
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