• January

      15

      2021

    Hydrostatic Pressure

    Hydrostatic pressure describes the outward and downward pressure caused by standing water pushing against an object or surface that blocks it, which in this case, would be your basement walls. It is the most common cause of basement water penetration. Central Ohio soils are known to be thick clay that easily retain moisture. During the

    • December

      29

      2020

    Chimney Foundation Failure

    Cracking or gaps where your chimney meets the house can be a sign of foundation failure. Nine times out of ten, if the chimney foundation is settling (sinking), the cracking will appear larger at the top of the chimney and will get smaller as you work your eyes down towards the ground. Leaving your compromised

    • January

      17

      2020

    Fairfield County Municipal Courthouse: Lancaster, OH

    Challenge: In the city of Lancaster, Ohio, the Fairfield County Municipal Courthouse has been standing since the 1800s. With planned renovations as well as new additions to the structure, the experts at B-Level, LTD. were called in to assist on the underpinning of the foundation. The three-story structure had a foundation sitting on sandstone with

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