From weight of cars or frost, the driveway side of the house is bowing.
Horizontal cracking in a block wall is sure signs that your wall bowing.
Quite often the corners show the most damage from a bowing wall.
The floor is opened up to expose the footings and to create a solid base for the PowerBrace
Because the concrete floor is thin, this style of footing was ordered by the engineer.
PowerBraces are spaced approx 5 feet apart and also installed in the corners.
This shows the amount that the wall has moved over time.
At the top of the PowerBRace, a bridge bracket is used to secure and adjust the I-beam over time. THe bracket bridges between 2 floor joists to give more strength
Holes are drilled into the cavity of the blocks to fill the blocks with grout. This will solidify the lower blocks.
Team members squeeze Fiberglass reinforced grout into the holes that will fill the block cavities
The concrete is restored around the PowerBrace
Mike & Nicole M. in Hamilton, on have a house with a block foundation. The North wall which is the driveway side of the house is severely bowing from the soil, weight of vehicles on the driveway or frost expansion. Omni Basement systems along with a P.Engineer recommended galvanized "I"-beams called PowerBrace by Supportworks to hold and possibly straighten the wall. Because the concrete floor was very thin at the perimeter, the P. Eng wanted to see footings for the PowerBrace.
This took approx. two days to install.
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