If your home has foundation issues, it can lead to problems that are dangerous and expensive. You need to work with an expert to ensure the problem is fixed in a timely and cost-effective manner. B-Level can walk you through the problems with your foundation and the benefits of repairing the damages.
Problems will get worse
When you repair damages, you resolve safety concerns, keep problems from getting worse, minimize potential future expenses, and avoid hurting the resale value of the property.
If the soil below your foundation is shifting, you’re facing a serious problem. If there’s an emergency, it can be difficult to easily and effectively exit your home. It can also allow water to seep in underneath the floor, leading to mold or mildew growth.
It’s hard to sell a home with a foundation problem. When potential buyers see cracks in the walls, heaving floors, mold, and doors and windows that won’t shut properly, they’re not interested in taking on these problems! The value that’s lost and the safety risks posed are convincing reasons why homeowners shouldn’t leave foundation problems unattended.
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.
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. Here’s a closer look at the Advantages of Carbon Fiber:
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
Plumbing, electric, and other ceiling obstructions can oftentimes be avoided
Another way to add strength to failing foundations is steel beams. B-Level uses a primer-finished, W4x13 steel beam. 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.
Steel Beam Advantages
Most commonly accepted form of wall reinforcement
Prevents shearing, tilting and bowing
25 Year Warranty
B-Level does not believe in high-pressure sales tactics and will work with licensed engineers in your area to get the job done right.
Driven Steel, Helical and Pre-Construction Piles
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.
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:
Both lightweight structures as well as industrial use
Pier and beam homes
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.
Why Foundations Fail
There are a number of factors that put stress on your foundation. Unfortunately, most of them are out of your control.
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B-1 did awesome job leveling entryway into & sidewalk around my garage. Associates were on time, personable & professional, and kept me up to date on... progress of job. When job was completed technician took pictures of sidewalk and 2 major cracks that needed patching. Management didn't like the looks of 1 patch and sent the guys back to tear out and redo, which totally surprised me. I am very happy with B-1 and wouldn't hesitate to hire them again.read more
B-Level did excellent work on the job of leveling our porch steps and sidewalk. They work efficiently and deliver what they promise. ... Representatives are very knowledgeable and were pleasant to deal with during all phases of our project. We are very happy with the results.read more
good work on raising our front porch floor. no mess. quick response on doing the work after the estimate. have used these guys twice now; ... surprisingly little cost increase over the work done over 5 years ago.read more
I had B-Level raise our front porch stoop and sidewalk. They were able to schedule me within two days, and showed up first thing in the morning. ... The work only took a couple of hours with minimal disruption of our day. They took care not to damage any of the landscaping or plants on either side of the sidewalk, and when they left there was no sign that they had been there (other than the holes that were drilled to pump the slurry below the concrete walk and stoop) and the stoop and walk had been raised almost to their original height, and were level! They came back several days later and applied concrete caulk to seal a couple of seams and the work was done quickly and professionally. I would recommend them, and will use them in the future if needed.read more
They did exactly what we wanted done at a reasonable price. They communicated well, showed up on time both times they came, and cleaned up nicely... afterwards. This is a very professional company and I recommend them highly.read more
It is amazing what a company like B-Level can do. I never imagined my concrete side walk could be resurrected. My only thought was to brake it up... and start all over. B-Level brought a cost effective solution that did not brake the bank and looks very good. Just so you know, those who need a lift call B-Level!read more
Appreciate the work level did for my entrance way sidewalk. Best part is they communicated on every step on the process. Clearly outlined steps and... when they would be completed. Highly recommend this team for any projects.read more
I found B-Level online, and then asked a realtor friend about his experience with them, and he assured me that they did excellent work.
They were... courteous and helpful on my initial phone call, and they followed up with me both by phone and email. I sent them photos of my sidewalk, front door step, driveway and garage floor. They sent me back a diagram showing where they could work along with a very reasonable estimate.
They arrived on time (15 minutes early) and they were careful to further assess and understand the situation. They were very professional... I could immediately recognize that they were a very experienced work crew.
They leveled the sidewalk and lifted my sinking front step. Well done. Then they lifted both sides of the driveway to eliminate a “bump up” where the drive met the garage floor. It's now a smooth transition.
In the attached garage they nearly performed a miracle, lifting one side of the garage floor that had cracked and settled nearly two inches over a 20 year period. They also filled some hollow sounding voids under the floor to help prevent more settling. Previously, I thought I was facing a very expensive total tear-out and replacement of the garage floor, but B-Level fixed it quickly at a fraction of the replacement cost.
They cleaned up throughly, including washing out the garage floor and nicely filling the drill holes with precision. A professional job from start to finish.
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Recently used this company that was recommended to me. Great experience. Quick response time to review my needs and to supply an estimate. Work... scheduled in a timely fashion. Great crew to customer interaction, and the results were perfect. Would highly recommend.read more
I had an excellent experience with B-Level. They were very professional, worked with me on pricing and very prompt with the service. I would... recommend them to anyone that is interested in leveling their concrete. Results are fabulous! The crew was amazing, very personable and provided great explanation of the process and answered all questions asked.read more
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