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Foundation Cracking

Repairing Your Cracked or Damaged Foundation:  Seek Professional Help

Foundation problems can be frightening to a homeowner due to the possible costs to correct it, as well as the concern of damage to property from flooding. When your home’s foundation is shifting, sinking or cracking you will want to find an experienced professional to correct the problem with the least invasive and least expensive option possible. Fortunately there are options available that can solve foundation problems, as well as prove to be cost effective and minimally invasive to the homeowner.

Foundation Cracking (Bowing)

Foundation cracking and bowing occurs due to a structural impairment in the foundation. Each of these problems are caused by water that has built up that puts added weight and pressure on the structure. The result is an unstable foundation. In situations where cracking and bowing occur, homeowners should take immediate action to minimize further damage to property and/or other supporting structures of the home.

Solutions for Cracking and Bowing

The solutions for foundation cracks and bowing can range from the costly and extreme to the cost effective and less invasive options. An expensive and extreme option for correcting bowing and cracking is to replace the foundation wall in its entirety. As you can imagine this is a costly and extremely invasive solution.

Rebuilding a Foundation Wall: Rebuilding a foundation wall will include significant digging to expose the wall, but also the removal of the damaged wall and rebuilding a new wall. While a new wall will be stable and without any cracks or bowing, the cause of the problem is not addressed. Homeowners must still install other waterproofing systems in order to prevent the same problem from occurring in future years. There are easier, less invasive, and less expensive options that a homeowner can use to correct cracking and bowing problems.

Grip-Tite® Wall Anchor System:

A wall anchor system is a less expensive and less invasive alternative to fix the problem of bowing or cracking foundation walls. The anchor system uses steel anchors and rods that are installed below the surface of your lawn connecting to your basement walls to counteract the current pressure, while reinforcing the walls integrity. The installation of this highly effective method minimizes damage to the lawn and can be done most times in a day or less. Once the installation is complete the lawn will appear to be untouched and the structure of the home will be secure.

Foundation Shifting (Sinking)

Foundation shifting and sinking is another problem that is caused by poor drainage outside of the home and ground movement due to the expansion and constriction of the soil. There are several telltale signs that your foundation is shifting and sinking.

Signs of shifting or sinking foundation include:

        • Visible cracks on interior walls or outside structural walls
        • Nail pops or hairline tears in the walls or ceilings
        • Windows or doors that stick or are hard to close
        • A leaning chimney
        • Uneven floors
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If you notice any of these signs, it is time to get an experienced professional access your home and advise of structural concerns. While structural concerns may be frightening, there are solutions to the problems of shifting and sinking that can be solved with less invasive methods rather than replacing an entire foundation wall.

If your home is showing signs of cracking, bowing ,sinking or shifting, then contact Advanced Basement for expert advice and solutions to all of your waterproofing needs.

Grip-Tite® Push Pier System: The Grip-Tite® Push Pier System uses hydraulically driven steel columns and foundation brackets to stabilize the foundation by using the deep underlying bedrock or soil as a structural brace. The pressure is now transferred to this source reinforcing the integrity of the wall once more. The installation of this system can be done in as little as two days and can offer a permanent solution to foundation shifting or sinking issues.
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Install internal French drain system, sump pump & wall covering (2nd job for us)

This is the second job you have completed for us. Your company is outstanding - from the initial phone call to the estimate to scheduling and finally completing the job. We are very satisfied and impressed and highly recommend you to others.
Tara - I am so impressed that you personally call and remind us of upcoming scheduled jobs. I wish all company owners were as involved as you are!

Sharon L., McMurray, PA

5.0
2017-05-03T09:52:56-04:00

Sharon L., McMurray, PA

This is the second job you have completed for us. Your company is outstanding - from the initial phone call to the estimate to scheduling and finally completing the job. We are very satisfied and impressed and highly recommend you to others. Tara - I am so impressed that you personally call and remind us of upcoming scheduled jobs. I wish all company owners were as involved as you are!

Internal French drain & sump pump

I’m very happy with the quick service. Your crew performed professionally and took away all debris like you said that they would. I am pleased with the work they did and you can use my name as a satisfied customer.

Patrick A., West View, PA

5.0
2017-05-03T10:02:31-04:00

Patrick A., West View, PA

I’m very happy with the quick service. Your crew performed professionally and took away all debris like you said that they would. I am pleased with the work they did and you can use my name as a satisfied customer.

Waterproof basement with French drains & 2 sump pumps

Cody the foreman was professional and helpful. The work was done on time and cleaned up very good. Met expectations.

Kathleen & Frederick C., Cheswick, PA

5.0
2017-05-03T10:12:52-04:00

Kathleen & Frederick C., Cheswick, PA

Cody the foreman was professional and helpful. The work was done on time and cleaned up very good. Met expectations.

Basement waterproofing system installation including perimeter french drain, sump pump & dehumidifier, 4 wall anchors, & 2 downspout extensions

An excellent job installing system and I would highly recommend ABS to anyone

Jay H.

5.0
2017-05-03T09:34:19-04:00

Jay H.

An excellent job installing system and I would highly recommend ABS to anyone

Inside drain to existing sump pump

Crew did a good job - on time, cleaned up well, a job well done

Al T., South Park, PA

5.0
2017-05-03T10:15:20-04:00

Al T., South Park, PA

Crew did a good job - on time, cleaned up well, a job well done

Installed interior French drain & sump pump

Austin, Dan & Alex were great. The only time they stopped was for lunch. They answered all of our questions & explained everything. Will use Advanced Basement again. Thanks.

Stephen & Carmen I., Acme, PA

5.0
2017-05-03T10:11:59-04:00

Stephen & Carmen I., Acme, PA

Austin, Dan & Alex were great. The only time they stopped was for lunch. They answered all of our questions & explained everything. Will use Advanced Basement again. Thanks.

French drain & sump pump

The techs were on time & very nice. They covered everything in plastic & answered all of my questions

Darlene C. & Delbert W.

5.0
2017-05-03T09:34:58-04:00

Darlene C. & Delbert W.

The techs were on time & very nice. They covered everything in plastic & answered all of my questions

Waterproof basement – install interior french drain extensions & pump replacement

Team was courteous and professional. Job site was left in same condition as prior state. No debris was remaining after job was completed. Satisfied with results, would recommend your company to future customers.

Jeffrey P., Upper St Clair, PA

5.0
2017-05-03T10:08:43-04:00

Jeffrey P., Upper St Clair, PA

Team was courteous and professional. Job site was left in same condition as prior state. No debris was remaining after job was completed. Satisfied with results, would recommend your company to future customers.

French drain & sump pump installed in basement

The whole process went smooth and easy. Your company knows what they are doing and is run very well. It shows from the schedulers, bidders to workers.

Marie K., Mt Washington, PA

5.0
2017-05-03T09:59:06-04:00

Marie K., Mt Washington, PA

The whole process went smooth and easy. Your company knows what they are doing and is run very well. It shows from the schedulers, bidders to workers.

Install 45’ internal French drain system, install 1 sump pump & install 11 sheets of safe wall

On time, not intrusive, great clean up, looks great!!

Dana S., Belle Vernon, PA

5.0
2017-05-03T10:13:42-04:00

Dana S., Belle Vernon, PA

On time, not intrusive, great clean up, looks great!!

Waterproof basement – install interior french drains, sump pump, trench downspout & discharge pipe.

work was performed on time – workers were professional – would recommend your company

Allan H., Elizabeth, PA

5.0
2017-05-03T10:09:38-04:00

Allan H., Elizabeth, PA

work was performed on time – workers were professional – would recommend your company

Sump pump installed along with 24’ of internal French drain

Cody & crew were very professional & friendly- they work hard and smart and did a great job!

Stan S., Bridgeville, PA

5.0
2017-05-03T10:14:33-04:00

Stan S., Bridgeville, PA

Cody & crew were very professional & friendly- they work hard and smart and did a great job!
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