The foundation of your house is truly the building block on which your house is standing, and that is exactly why foundation repair is so important. Without having a quality foundation, foundation walls are prone to cracks and water can leak into the basement.
Problems connected with your property's structure will drastically jeopardize your home's structural integrity, and that's the reason why it is important to have foundation repair completed at the earliest chance anytime it's needed.
Whenever the supporting structure of your basement is compromised, there is a fairly good chance that the wall structure of your basement might not be able to support the weight of your home. We provide foundation repair services in: Parkersburg, Ravenswood, Charleston, Huntington, Scott Depot, Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Weston, Wheeling, Beckley, and surrounding areas of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.
Despite their construction, foundation wall cracks might show up because the structure has settled or heaved, and will need repair. Vertical and angled cracks are often a direct result of settlement or heaving. Horizontal cracks might be a consequence of lateral pressure. Being familiar with these types of foundation cracks is the starting point to repairing your foundation.
Having a cracked foundation wall affects the walls ability to hold up and support weight. Over time, water will begin to flow through the wall crack further eroding the stone or cement until eventually the wall fails.
Foundation cracks are also caused by bowed walls. Hydrostatic pressure causes the exterior wall to bend, causing the interior wall to bow and crack.
At The Basement Doctor™ WV, we provide 2 solutions to fix bowed walls:
The Force™ Wall Stabilizer - The Force™ wall stabilizer works off of an I-beam system and is combined with a special spring- loaded torsion mechanism that strengthens and stabilizes your weakened foundation wall. It's not only strong, but smart, as it automatically adjusts itself based on the pressure being exerted on it from the soil outside.
The Reinforcer™ - The Reinforcer™ carbon fiber system is as thin as a dime and yet it is 10x stronger than steel. Hard to believe, but carbon fiber is one of the most advanced products used for many products, including the building of airplanes. The product not only offers tremendous strength, it also is lasting in nature. Once installed, a wall will not move any further.