Outside pressure from soil and water can cause foundation walls to buckle, bow or tilt inward. This is an alarming condition that homeowners should be on the alert for.
The PowerBrace™ is a patented foundation wall repair system composed of steel I-beams. This repair system is designed to provide the potential to straighten walls over time and to stabilize failing basement walls.
The I-beams will secure the current position of a wall without further adjustment, and over time the PowerBrace™ System can be tightened so that bowing and tilting decrease and the verticality of the walls increase.
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Sub-par I-beam systems will rust and deteriorate over time. The PowerBrace™ system includes a zinc-coating that protects it from this kind of corrosion.
The Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchors are a recommended solution to repair a bowing or buckling wall whenever the situation presents itself.
Although this is true, property line issues eliminate this as an option for some homeowners because this wall anchor system requires access to the earth surrounding the foundation.
If outside access is not available, the PowerBrace™ System may be a good alternative. Any of our foundation specialists at Peak Structural, INC. will be able to determine what the best approach will be for your home.
We will carefully examine your foundation and conclude the most effective strategy to address your particular structural issues.
The PowerBrace™ employs a unique, patented approach to stabilizing and straightening bowed and buckled foundation walls over time.
The PowerBrace™ foundation wall system is a quick installation for any home. Right at its installment the tilted foundation walls that were once a problem are permanently halted. During the installation there is no disruption to outside soils or landscape as well.
The I-beams that compose the PowerBrace™ have a unique rust-resistant zinc coating to make sure that your systems will look and perform like new for year and years. This wall repair system must be cut to size specifically for your space based on the height of your basement walls.
To ensure the proper installation and performance, our foundation experts will determine how many PowerBrace™ support are a necessity to correctly and efficiently repair your foundation wall.
The next step is to attach each brace to a floor joist near the mudsill at the top of the wall. Then these distinctively designed brackets are bolted to the floor joist. The brackets contain a large-diameter bolt for tightening and adjusting after the installation is completed.
Your floor framing will not be damaged in the installation of a PowerBrace™ because one of our certified foundation contractors will inspect the strength of your floor joist prior to recommending this repair strategy. This ensures the proper performance of the systems once it is installed.
In order to confirm the proper performance of the PowerBrace™ Foundation Wall System, our contractor will use a level to fine-tune the vertical position of each beam. This is because this repair system is most effective when each I-beam is perfectly plumb or vertical.
At Peak Structural, INC., we take pride in the lasting quality of each of our installations. We stand by each PowerBrace™ installation with our 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects, as well our installation warranty.
To complete the installation of your PowerBrace™ System, each beam is attached to your concrete floor with a special, bolt-in-place bracket.
The PowerBrace™ system is ideal for repairing walls that buckle and bow from the middle of the foundation wall because they span the height of the entire wall. Many other foundation wall repair methods install from the inside of the foundation walls which makes the PowerBrace™ system very unique. This system can repair walls that are both sliding inwards from the bottom or tilting inwards from the top. What a perfect solution!
The bracket that anchors each I-beam to a floor joist in the unique PowerBrace™ System allows the I-beam to advance over time. This is the result of a long bolt that can be tightened and adjusted when needed.
This patented adjustment mechanism is unlike any other I-beam foundation wall repair system. It can force a bowed or buckled foundation wall back to its original straight and vertical position. Many factors effect the straightening potential of foundation walls, one being the soils conditions outside the foundation.
At Peak Structural, INC. we want to help you restore your bowing, buckling, tilting, or shifting foundation walls back to their original, structurally stable condition. To help you decide if we're the company for you, we offer free foundation wall repair quotes throughout our Colorado service area.
Each of our free estimates includes a no-obligation written price quote, an on-site consultation, and a copy of our 96-page full-color book "Foundation Repair Science".
We proudly serve Littleton, Aurora, Denver, Arvada, surrounding areas such as Golden, Brighton, Broomfield, Boulder, Englewood, Westminster, and many other parts of CO.
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