Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 by Betsy Rathburn
It can be a devastating blow to realize something is wrong with your home. A lot of homeowners ignore the problem – not because they think it will go away, but because they don’t know what to do about it, or they think they can’t afford to fix it. The trouble with that logic is that even in the best case scenario, they still have a problem – and in the worst case scenario, the problem will worsen, becoming even more complicated and expensive.
A Minneapolis homeowner recently took action against his deteriorating foundation walls by calling Innovative. Prior to our work on his foundation, the homeowner’s foundation was a serious danger to the stability of his home. With nothing to counteract the outside force pushing against them, walls will bow inward. With enough time, the walls could then collapse inward. By stabilizing your foundation walls, you ensure that what will likely be your biggest investment – your home – is safe for a long time to come.
After seeing the homeowner’s basement, Innovative’s specialist recommended the IntelliBrace system to stabilize the bowing walls. The IntelliBrace system consists of i-beams made of strong galvanized steel. The top of the beam is attached to the joists of the floor above, and the bottom of the beam is embedded in the floor. Between the durable materials and the 25-year warranty, his basement will be protected for a long time to come. On top of that, the installation process requires no excavation and minimal disruption to your basement.
The Minneapolis homeowner who had this IntelliBrace installation is very happy to finally be free from worries about his foundation. Through frequent tightening, his walls may soon be back to normal.
Bowing and buckling are extremely common, especially during drought conditions like the ones North Dakota and Minnesota have experienced lately. The key to dealing with the problem is to address it as soon as you notice it. Ignoring the problem will only make it worse! If you have a foundation in need of repair, either using IntelliBrace or one of our other effective solutions, call Innovative or fill out our online form.
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