A weakened foundation can have a large impact on your home’s structural integrity. Your foundation is meant to keep the structure standing upright and solid. If it begins to fail, problem signs become quickly apparent.
Luckily, SettleStop IntelliBrace™ Wall Repair System, installed by the experts at BQ Basements & Concrete, can help. SettleStop IntelliBrace™ Wall Repair System is a basement wall support beam that stabilizes and straightens bowed walls over time. The steel I-beam braces your wall from outside pressure causing them to bow inward.
Taking action quickly and not delaying repairs can help minimize damage and keep repair costs down.
How SettleStop Intellibrace Wall Straightening System Works
BQ Basements & Concrete’s SettleStop IntelliBrace™ Wall Repair System can permanently brace foundation walls from outside damage and straighten bowed or tilting walls over time.
The galvanized steel I-beam are cut to your basements height, and attached to the floor joist at the top of the wall using specialty brackets.
After being leveled, the beam is attached to the foundation floor using another specialty bracket. Once installed, the beam spans the entire basement wall to ensure no additional movement is possible and can be tightened slowly to eventually straighten the wall and return it to its original position.
The inspectors at BQ Basements & Concrete are specially trained to identify the correct foundation repair product for your specific home. They will do a full assessment and determine if SettleStop Intellibrace Wall Straightening System is the correct choice for you.
If the damage to your foundation walls is severe, the experts might recommend SettleStop Wall Anchors. Your inspector will review options with you and suggest the correct repair for your home during your free, no-obligation inspection.
SettleStop Intellibrace Benefits
- Rust-Resistant- Made of galvanized steel, these durable beams are zinc coated, making them rust-resistant and durable to last without wear and tear for decades to come.
- Non-Invasive- All installation is done inside the basement, meaning no landscaping or concrete work outside your home is damaged. This also means there is no risk of the work being affected by weather conditions. The beams are installed without heavy machinery, so there will be little disturbance to your family or neighborhood.
Signs My Home Needs SettleStop Intellibrace
Your foundation walls were originally constructed to withhold both the weight of your home and any outside pressure from the surrounding soil. However, over time, hydrostatic pressure can cause walls to lean or tilt in towards the middle of the room. This is a clear sign you have a problem. Hydrostatic pressure occurs when the soil around your home gets saturated and heavy and pushes against your foundation walls. This often occurs if your home does not have a reliable water management system.
Cracks are often the first sign homeowners notice when a home has a foundation problem. Cracks, no matter the size, can let water seep into your basement or crawl space and are a red flag indicating your foundation needs to be addressed. Stair-step cracks, vertical or horizontal cracks, all need to inspected by a foundation expert to determine the cause.
Although a water leak may appear to be more of a waterproofing issue rather than a foundation problem, leaks indicated your home is not solid enough to keep water and debris from entering.
If your home is having foundation problems, it’s possible plumbing and pipes have begun to shift because of movement. This movement can misalignment pipes, making your basement or crawl space prone to plumbing leaks.
Basement Wall Support Experts in PA, NJ & DE
If your walls are tilting or bowing in due to outside pressure, then you need a permanent wall repair solution that can endure anything. That is why SettleStop IntelliBrace™ Wall Repair System is the right solution.
To ensure proper performance of the IntelliBrace™ wall repair system, one of our professional foundation contractors will inspect the strength of your floor joists beforehand, to determine if this repair strategy is the best fit for your structural issues.
No matter what’s happening with your foundation, we can help! Call us for a free basement wall repair quote today!
We proudly serve the Greater Philadelphia area, Camden, Trenton, Cape May, Atlantic City, Wilmington, Dover and the surrounding area.
At BQ Basements & Concrete our commitment to restoring your homes bowing, tilting, or shifting foundation walls runs deep. Our experts have nearly 20 years of experience and will carefully evaluate your home to provide the best solution for your unique situation. Contact BQ Basements & Concrete to schedule your free, no-obligation inspection.