Located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, this customer called Foundation Recovery Systems regarding some lateral wall movement within the basement of their home. The two walls were bowing inward and had cracks that had developed and water entering the area during heavy rains. Lateral movement was occuring on three of the four 7 foot concrete basement walls.
Foundation Recovery Systems installed 4 IntelliBraces on the North wall for stabilization only. The South and West walls were fully excavated and the walls were pushed back to their original position. FRS chose IntelliBraces to be installed because they are specifcially designed to support basement walls and for straightening over time with the patented system to allow for tightening.
The West Wall had 5 Wall Anchors installed on it. Anchors were chosen for this wall because it was the best opportunity to straighten the wall over time and it fixed the bowing walls. Once the anchors were connected and tightened, the wall was permanently stabilized.
On the North wall, Water Guard and Clean Space were installed from the corner to the bottom of the stairs, on 2′ of the East wall and the entire West and South walls. The Clean Space will hold back water vapor passing through the foundation walls and will direct it to the sump pump.
The Triple Safe, which has three levels of protection (primary pump, secondary pump, and a battery back-up system), was installed on the SW corner of the basement and the discharge line ran outside of the home about 15′ into the front yard for proper drainage. A Lawn Scape outlet was connected to the end of the discharge line where water would be ejected out onto the surface.
SunHouse Window Wells were added on all 5 basement windows that have a clear cover and brightly colored sides and bottom to maximize the sunlight directed into the basement for a brighter, more attractive space. The plastic cover added will keep dirt and debris out and will also protect the basement windows against the winter wind.
The customer now has straightened basement walls and no water coming through cracks in the wall because the cracks are gone.
Certified Installer: Foundation Recovery Systems
Primary Foreman: Jeremy Abernathy
Products Installed: 5 Joist Reinforcements, 14 8ft IntelliBraces, 5 Wall Anchors, YardWell, SafeDri TripleSafe Sump, BasementGutter, CrawlSeal 8ft Pinkie Roll, SunHouse Window Well