There are times when basement walls develop deep cracks which causes them to bow dangerously. In situations such as these, it’s possible to install Steel I Beams to provide them support and improve the integrity of the structure. This installation may be tackled as a standalone job or could be part of a broader water-proofing project. Walls that have severe structural damage tend to show shearing, horizontal cracks and bowing.
If these problems aren’t attended to on time, they will only worsen and endanger the integrity of the entire structure; in which case, the only solution is to entirely remove & rebuild the foundation wall. This procedure is complex, invasive, time-consuming and expensive. As mentioned earlier, the one way to counter this issue is to install Steel I Beams.
Steel I Beams installation process
We at All Aspects Waterproofing are the experts that handle all aspects of basement waterproofing and related structural repair jobs too. When we are installing Steel I Beams to reinforce a failing basement structure, this is the work process we follow:
- In order to install this support, the flooring along the walls of the foundation will be jack-hammered at the place they are to be positioned in
- These steel beams will then be expertly installed & bolted firmly into the timber floor joist above
- A jackscrew device positioned at the upper end is used to apply tension & we tighten the steel beam against the wall’s contour
- The wall/s are then permanently stabilized; they won’t require any further adjustments/maintenance
Customized Foundation repair solutions
We use the latest, high grade beams that have a far lower profile but are very strong. We also know that no two setting are alike and so we provide customized solutions for all our structural damage repair services. In many cases, the installation of Steel I Beams is complemented by the installation of carbon fiber, wall pins, footer underpinning and epoxy injections, based on the kind of damage that has to be repaired.