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Settling Foundation...Fargo, ND

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 by Ben Warren


Homeowners in Fargo, ND called Innovative Basement Authority to inspect their settling foundation. Upon inspection, the specialist found that the corner of the customer's basement had experienced approximately 1" of settlement. While no signs of settlement were found in the portion of the basement that was 8' deep, settlement did occur on the basement portion that was 4' deep. Other evidence of settlement were two large cracks visible on the outside of the foundation which corresponded with the direction of the settlement shown by the measurements taken inside the house. The homeowners noticed cracks in the sheet rock that had gotten larger recently as well as some doors that were no longer working properly.


Because conditions did not permit lifting the foundation back to its original position, Innovative Basement Authority proposed to use 7 helical piers to stabilize the area of the basement that had settled. Helical pier systems are a cost-effective foundation repair method that work by creating a solid base that transfers the weight of the home from problem soil to strong supporting helical piers.

After the homeowner removed the existing landscaping, Innovative excavated and installed the helical piers  The homeowners then repaired cracks on the exterior brick and adjusted the doors for the last time. Innovative Basement Authority worked with their schedule to complete the job prior to the homeowner going south for the winter. Overall, they are very satisfied with the work done to their home. If you have a foundation problem, call Innovative Basement Authority or fill out our online form today!

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Innovative Basement Authority
1330 41st St N
Fargo, ND 58102

Innovative Basement Authority
1325 S Frandsen Ave
Rush City, MN 55069

Innovative Basement Authority
760 East Pearl Street
Kasota, MN 56050
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