There are a number of factors that put stress on your foundation. Unfortunately, most of them are out of your control, and that puts stress on you. With over 20 years and 12,000+ jobs completed, B-Level is the Columbus foundation repair company with the skill and experience to protect your home against costly and dangerous foundation cracks and other structural damage. We know your home is your most prized possession and no one should have to live in fear of foundation cracks and damage.
Choosing the right option for your foundation repair is critical for long-term success. Whether your foundation is sinking or your basement walls are bowing, B-Level will find the best solution for your specific situation.
Our team works closely with engineers to customize projects that meet our customer’s needs. B-Level specializes in the installation of helical piles, carbon fiber straps, and steel beams. An important part of what we do is not just determining the potential problems with your foundation, but also the most efficient and effective method of foundation repair in Columbus. Here’s how we do exactly that.
Depending on a number of factors, like the type of structure, materials, and what kind of foundation cracks or damage we’re looking at, we have different solutions for your foundation repair.
Helical piles are like giant, steel screws used to support structures from sinking. You might’ve also heard them referred to as helix piers, screw piles, or torque anchors. The piles are driven into the ground much like a drill drives a screw into a piece of wood. Helical piles are used in several residential and commercial construction applications, including:
A driven pile, or push pile, is a steel shaft that provides foundation support for several types of structures. Ram Jack steel piles are used to transfer loads near the ground’s surface to deeper, load-bearing levels below. The piles are made of high-strength carbon steel tubing and are hydraulically driven into place using special equipment. These piles are most often used to underpin distressed, or settling foundations, on homes and commercial buildings. The steel is specially coated to avoid corrosion.
Used instead of concrete pilings, helicals need minimal machinery to place and can be done in tighter spaces. Unlike concrete, helical piers can be installed in any weather and can be loaded right away, instead of waiting on concrete to cure.
Pre-construction piles are easy and cost-effective to install. They can increase the value of a new home or building by preventing settlement or heaving before it even starts! By monitoring hydraulic pressure, these piles are load-tested as they’re put into place. The capacity of each pile is accurately measured using installation torque and can be installed in any weather.
Check out our blog to learn more about why foundations fail, and what B-Level can do to prevent it from happening in the first place!
B-Level uses carbon fiber as a popular alternative to steel beams for reinforcing structural walls in homes or businesses. Carbon fiber is the strongest solution on the market because it ties to the foundation base and the house framing.
We fasten the material to the base of the wall using a galvanized bracket and secure it to the foundation floor with a carbon fiber pin. Because carbon fiber is secured to the foundation wall, it allows even distribution of outside pressure.
Here’s a closer look at the advantages of carbon fiber:
With carbon fiber, it’s a clean and fast installation! There’s no digging into the yard and the final finish is smooth, flat, and can easily be painted over for a seamless look. Contact us to learn more and see if carbon fiber is the right option for your foundation repair needs.
Another way to add strength to failing foundations is steel beams. B-Level uses primer-finished, W4x13 steel beams. Our team fills gaps behind the beams with hydraulic cement, open cracks in the walls are tuck-pointed, beams are cemented into the floor, and the steel is fastened to the home.
Using steel beams for foundation repair is the most common method of wall reinforcement, and they have a long, proven history of effectiveness. This method will protect against shearing, tilting, and bowing in a cost-effective and engineer-approved way.
At B-Level, we don’t believe in high-pressure sales tactics – we think the quality of our work sells itself just fine, and our job is just to help protect your home. We will work with licensed engineers in your area to get the job done right.
Over time, even a good foundation will suffer from foundation cracks, shifting, buckling or bowing. This often isn’t anyone’s fault, and can simply be a result of settling, weather, and time itself. Nevertheless, all of these problems weaken the strength of your home’s foundation and can cause expensive repairs down the road. Let us help prevent the need for house foundation repair, or take care of that foundation crack repair before it becomes a bigger problem.
A home is only as good as its foundation but over time, settling, weather, and time itself cause foundations to shift, crack, buckle, and bow. All of these problems weaken the strength of your home’s foundation and can cause expensive repairs down the road. B-Level is the leading Columbus foundation repair company. We offer free quotes to all homeowners and property managers. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.