StayDry Waterproofing knows foundations.

Cracks showing Foundation Repair problem in Ann Arbor, MI

Sometimes, water damage is the “smoke” and foundation problems are the “fire.” Or sometimes old foundations just need help!  Our team of contractors has over 100 years combined experience in fortress stabilization, foundation reinforcement, or anchor installation. The structural integrity of your foundation walls is nothing to take lightly-basement walls collapse all too often, and your family’s safety could be at risk. Prompt repairs can mean the difference between a minor wall bulging and catastrophic damage.

Is it a major foundation problem or a minor fix?

Before we recommend any course of action, we need to determine if it’s an actual foundation problem, or if the cracks you’re seeing are simply the result of water intrusion. Foundations do change as the house “settles” over time. If you have poured walls in your basement, cracks will occur as a result of hydrostatic pressure. However, it may not mean that the structural integrity of your home has been compromised. If waterproofing is what’s needed-good news! We can fix that easily with our polyurethane crack injection or other service.

Minor Bowing or Bulging

Wall Straightening (Shear Reinforcement): A smart, affordable alternative that can return a wall back to its original plumb state. After securely placing thick wood posts and blocks, our professionals drill holes into the blocks and reinforce them with 16-inch steel rebar. Finally, the cores are filled with concrete to the height of the drilled holes, and the holes are filled with cement. This comprehensive reinforcement is ideal for foundation walls with only a slight curvature.

Fortress Stabilization Carbon Fiber/Kevlar Straps: Advanced technology that stops the wall from shifting without the need for outside excavation. High-strength materials that present minimal obtrusion or obstruction.

Moderate to Severe Bowing or Bulging

StayWall Steel Brace Reinforcement: Steel I-beams are attached to the floor joists of the home and then either bolted to or set beneath the concrete floor of the foundation. While they do create some obtrusion in the basement, they can be the perfect solution for more serious problems.

Complete or Partial Block Wall Rebuilds: The recommended method of foundation repair for walls that are too far gone to correct with the aforementioned methods. Provides the ultimate peace of mind and a brand-new look for your basement.

If you’re facing foundation damage, we can help.

Are you seeing cracks above windows outside, or starting to have problems opening certain doors or windows? These are warning signs that all is not well with your foundation. Fortunately, you’ve taken the most important step by visiting StayDry.  Our people have worked in the industry for decades, and they combine the best experience in the industry with innovation and honesty to map the ideal solution to your problem, period. No more, and no less.

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