BASEMENTS in New Jersey are typically built below or partially below the ground level. In this residence, the partially below-grade basement was surrounded by a sloped lawn that, when saturated with rain water, exerted additional force on the foundation wall. By reinforcing the bowing wall with StrongHold™’s Bowing Wall Repair Kit, the homeowner saved more than 80% compared to wall replacement.
When your basement or garage walls bow, a slew of questions generally accompany them. What caused the bowing? What should I do about it? How quickly does it need to be repaired? How serious is it? How much money is this going to cost to repair? Is this something I can handle myself? A bowed wall is often a sign of extensive damage, so repairing it can seem like a daunting task. But armed with the right knowledge and repair solutions, it really doesn’t have to be.
It has been estimated that about 76% of single-family homes in the US have a garage or carport. Whether used for protecting vehicles, extra storage, or that really cool man cave, the presence of a garage can have a very positive effect on a home’s value. But if the garage door, walls, or floor are in less-than-perfect condition, the presence of a garage could actually hurt the home’s value. While several different factors can damage your garage, such as heavy rains and soil pressure, repairing your bowed or cracked walls and floors doesn’t have to be a huge investment.
When your home’s foundation has issues, it’ll tell you in different ways. The most common are cracks in your walls or an inward bowing, especially in a basement or garage wall. And while these symptoms can worry many homeowners, they are reparable, and in fact, you have several repair options at your fingertips. So how do you know which one is best? Here, we’ll compare the benefits and drawbacks of a traditional steel beam or channel repair with those of a cutting edge, innovative carbon fiber repair.
Foundation issues can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Luckily, they’re reparable, and a few repair options are available. Two of the most common repair methods are carbon fiber and wall anchors…but if they both do the same thing, what’s the difference? And which one is better?