Structural Wall Repair
Structural damage can occur for many different reason. Some of the more common repairs we do are listed below.
Bowed Foundation Wall Repair
Usually a bowed foundation wall is started by frost and frost susceptible material, usually clay soil. The clay adheres to the block wall and with the frost expansion the mortar bond is broken. Now the lateral load of the soil on the wall can force the wall inwards. It happens most often along the side of a house where there is a laneway.
Depending on the severity of the bow, we can strengthen the wall and stop the bowing without replacement of the wall. Anything more than a two inch deflection usually would require replacement.
We are an Authorized Installer for the Fortress Stabilization System.
Stabilized with fortress carbon fiber kevlar straps.
Garage Frost Damage Repair
Most commonly this happens when clay on either side of the block or concrete wall adheres to the wall and lifts the wall during the frost season.
Loose/Broken Block Repair
Usually on the corners where water has entered the block and through freezing expands and breaks the block.
Underpinning may be required when it is determined that the soil material under a footing is not suitable to hold the load for the structure it's required to support. If suitable soil is found within a few feet lower, we can excavate, form and fill the void with concrete. All under Engineer's supervision and approval. Permit Required.
Underpinning – Excavation
Underpinning – Forming