Straightening a cracked, bowing wall requires something to counteract the external forces causing the wall to fail. Whereas some of the products Foundation Recovery Systems use are designed only to stabilize foundation walls, there are several that can actually straighten a bowing wall by counteracting these forces. These include the Intellibrace™ System.
Zinc-plated heavy steel beams are cut to length to match your home’s wall height. Then these beams are tightly secured against the wall via brackets anchored to the home’s floor joists and basement floor. Once installed, the Intellibrace™ System can be tightened little-by-little over time, which not only stabilizes the wall but also straightens it — often to its original position.
The Intellibrace™ System both stabilizes and straightens foundation walls. Unlike wall anchors, this system requires no soil excavation, so it can be installed year-round and with no disturbance to the lawn and landscaping. Because earth anchors must be buried several feet into the yard, they are typically not an option if the neighborhood’s homes are spaced close together, or if there are utility lines or other obstacles in the soil.
If you suspect your home has a foundation issue, the best thing to do is to contact a foundation repair specialist to inspect it. At Foundation Recovery Systems, our Certified Field Inspectors are expertly trained in analyzing foundation issues and developing a permanent solution to fix and protect your home. This inspection is free and carries with it no obligation to purchase a solution from us. So, there’s really no reason not to find out what is causing your home’s problems.