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Foundation Repair

It’s a terrible feeling discovering that you have water in your basement. Our foundation experts will examine & determine why your homes foundation is leaking, and design a permanent solution specific to your homes needs. Let us make your basement dry, comfortable, and safe.

 

Are you tired of dealing with a leaky basement or cracked, bowing foundation walls? Call us for a free estimate and an affordable solution to your basement & foundation problems. We are a fully licensed & insured professional waterproofing & foundation repair company serving Michigan since 1993.

From our knowledgeable office staff to our courteous and professionally trained technicians you & your property will be in good hands.

Basement Cracks & Leaks will evaluate your property and professionally design your repair plan. Our services include interior & exterior drain tile, epoxy & urethane injection, excavations, wall stabilizers & anchors, carbon fiber as well as professionally engineered helical piers for the more serious foundation issues.

Why put up with that leaky basement or cracked & bowing walls for one more minute? Call us today at 800-639-1131.

Repair & Installation Services We Offer Include:

Carbon Fiber Applications-
Carbon Fiber Straps halt any further movement of a block or concrete wall. The hybrid woven grid within the strap is comprised of high tensile strength carbon fibers woven together by Kevlar strands. Its high tensile strength, in addition to its added top and bottom anchors, makes it a very reliable top-to-bottom stabilization product for severely cracked foundations or bowed walls. These applications can be installed easily and safely without any need for outside excavation. The strap lies flat against the wall and when painted over, is hardly noticeable. The wall will never bow or crack again.

Push & Helical Piers-
Helical piers can be used for both residential and commercial applications. A helical pier is a foundation pin made of steel that have helices at the base just like a screw. Helical & push piers are installed to correct when applicable and stabilize the existing foundation of your home your business, preventing further settlement in the area where installed. Helical piers are used to support structures especially where soil conditions are challenging causing settlement and movement of the existing structure. They also come in handy when there is structural damage to the foundation or the structure is built in unstable soil such as cases where the soil has very high water content.

Once our team arrives and excavates / preps the area where the piers are required, the pier(s) will be driven into the soil, to a depth or lens of soil, until the predetermined load capacity is achieved (weathered limestone, bedrock etc.) below the frost line by use of a hydraulic system. They are spaced at pre-determined intervals (determined by an engineer) to share the weight of the structure. Then brackets are attached to the base of the existing wall / footing to transfer the weight to the pile / pier. They are generally installed between ten to thirty feet below the ground level but may be extended deeper if they do not meet the required torque. Once all of the required piers are installed BCLMI will back fill using existing soils.

Wall Stabilization-
Using the Superior system solution in three easy steps we can stabilize your foundation wall safeguarding your home’s foundation from further movement and damage. Structural steel channel beams are placed against the failing wall in your basement. They are first secured to the floor then pressure is applied at the top of the beam by what is referred to as a “jack screw device” that is bolted to the above floor joists. As the device is tightened the channel beam is forced to flex and conform to the bowed wall. This action creates a considerable force that pushes back against the wall halting any further inward movement. With this method we can repair bowed, bulged & severely cracked foundation walls.

Wall Anchors / Tie Backs-
Wall anchors consist of an interior wall plate 18 x 18 mounted on your basement wall, an exterior anchor/plate, and a rod that ties them together. Foundation wall anchors extend out a predetermined length to stable, hard-packed soil beyond your home, they anchor themselves thus bracing the foundation wall by applying outward pressure. This anchoring stops further inward movement and, over time, tightening these anchors can even move your foundation walls back to their original position.

If you have a waterproofing or foundation repair need, simply call our office at 517-552-9111

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