Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair

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.

Solutions

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, Driven Piles and Pre-Construction Piles

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:

  • Foundation Stabilization
  • Basement walls
  • Porches
  • Crawlspace Foundations
  • Retaining walls

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.

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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!

Carbon Fiber Reinforcement

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:

  • Cost-effective
  • Nonobstructive, lays flat to the wall
  • The inclusion of Kevlar provides additional strength
  • The grid is fully encapsulated in epoxy, anchoring it in place
  • Able to conform to bowed walls
  • Can be painted for a smooth, clean look
  • Quick installation
  • Plumbing, electric, and other ceiling obstructions can oftentimes be avoided
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty

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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.

Steel Beams Reinforcement

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.

    Steel Beam Advantages

  • Cost-effective
  • Engineer approved
  • Most commonly accepted form of wall reinforcement
  • Proven history
  • Prevents shearing, tilting and bowing
  • 25 Year Warranty

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.

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.

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.

Why choose us

Completed jobs

Years serving central ohio

Time Angie’s List Super Service Award winner

Adam Rose
Adam Rose
2022-05-17
Verified
Very professional and very prompt service. Will definitely recommend to other people!
Venkataramanan Seshadri
Venkataramanan Seshadri
2022-05-17
Verified
Did a very nice job leveling our walkway to our house. Would have been thrilled if they had used concrete sealant at the cracks. Did try to use matching colors for the polymeric sealant. Overall, happy to have found them. Great value for the services
monique kane
monique kane
2022-05-11
Verified
Great job! Super courteous and always on time with advance notice. Sidewalk looks perfect. Every detail was taken care of! Thank you!
Kyle Smith
Kyle Smith
2022-05-04
Verified
I would HIGHLY recommend this company for foundation repairs. We had Ohio Basement Authority come out as well and they were very unprofessional and were out to scam people by selling products that were not needed. Jacob from B-level came out and provided us with peace of mind that our foundation was in better shape than we thought and repairs were not needed at this time. He was very knowledgeable and was super efficient in assessing the property! The quote received for potential repairs that may be needed in the future was thousands cheaper than the competition. Always get a second opinion and ensure you are choosing a quality company like B-level!
Kim Oyer
Kim Oyer
2021-12-20
Verified
I chose B-Level because of all the great reviews I read and they are all true and I will add one more very positive experience with B-Level. They came to give me a free quote within two days of calling them, then came the next week and performed the job. They were polite, honest, and professional, did all the work as described and took time to discuss the job when they were done. We're having other home improvement compelted at our home and I wish all other contractors we've been working with were this honest and professional! I will definitely use them again when needed!
Susan French
Susan French
2021-12-15
Verified
B-Level responded immediately when we called and gave us an estimate very fast. They were also quick to schedule the time to do the work. They were very well priced and did an awesome job. We were very satisfied and would highly recommend them to everyone. In fact, we have referred a few people already. Extremely pleased and satisfied! Thank you!
Robert Pham
Robert Pham
2021-12-06
Verified
B-Level leveled our patio beautifully and on time
Tim Brunney Jr
Tim Brunney Jr
2021-11-20
Verified
B-Level did a fantastic job leveling our driveway and sidewalk ramps. They were on time, professional, communicated with us throughout the process to keep us informed of the results, cleaned up like they were never there and our driveway is like new again! No more big bump going in the garage. We highly recommend them for anyone with concrete leveling needs.
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