Repairing Your Foundation is Worth the Expense
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.