Finding the Problem
Before you choose from the numerous basement sealants, you need to determine the source of any moisture in your basement. It is incredibly common for basements to begin taking on moisture 10 to 15 years after they are constructed. As many as 60 percent of basements will be wet during this timeframe, with as many as 33 percent experiencing mold and mildew issues. This moisture may be the result of condensation or could be caused by cracks in the foundation. The first sign of an issue is typically a musty smell many people automatically associate with basements. If your basement is finished without first applying the necessary sealant, the moisture will become trapped and can lead to mold and mildew growth.
Your home is your most valuable asset… be sure to protect yours by keeping your basement dry and secure. Each home and basement is different. Your foundation may be fieldstone, poured concrete or concrete block – but whatever the method of construction, we can solve your water intrusion problems permanently and economically.
The most common entry points are through cracks in the foundation, where the floor meets the wall and cracks in the floor. We have patented solutions and processes to address every type of water penetration and to permanently solve your basement problems. No more damage, no more worry. Our basement waterproofing technicians are experienced, courteous and highly trained professionals. Honest service and timely repairs using the most up to date methods — that’s our promise to you.
Contact us today and let us provide you with a free, no obligation estimate.
Do you have cracked walls? Bowed walls? Bulging floors? Sticky windows and doors? Any of these can be signs of serious foundation problems. With the changing seasons every year, there is often a need for foundation repair in Cincinnati. Basement Restoration Technologies will be able to assess the repair method which is best suited for your foundation repair issues, and find the most effective solution.
We have extensive experience working with a variety of foundation piering, including offset steel piers, concrete piling piers, drilled concrete piers, push piers, and helical piers.
Our team has been working with foundation piering systems for years, and over time, we’ve come to the conclusion that the DynaPier® is the best foundation stabilization product on the market. Not only does it have the edge in engineering, strength, and durability – it is also the quickest and least invasive to install.
Push piers consist of sections of steel pipe that are driven into the soil with a hydraulic ram. Steel piers are driven to bedrock or suitable soil strata and are connected to the foundation through a metal head assembly. Once a suitable bearing strata is reached, each pile is tested to a force greater than required to support the structure. Our piers typically test 10x greater than the force required to support your structure.
Causes of Foundation Failures
Evaporation: Hot and dry conditions cause the soil to shrink.
Tree roots dehydrate soil, causing soil shrinkage and settlement of your home’s footing/slab.
Improper drainage causes increased hydraulic pressure on basement walls.
Poor Building Site Preparation:
Improperly compacted fill soil causes settling problems later.
Poor Soil Conditions:
Expansive clay soil and organic debris cause contraction and expansion of soil.
Signs of Foundation Failures
Inside of the House
Outside of the House
- Cracks in Drywall
- Doors and windows that stick
- Cracks in floors and tile
- Misaligned doors and windows
- Gaps around doors and windows
- Cracks in foundation
- Stair step cracks in brick walls
- Chimneys tilting or pulling away
- Separating from door
- Walls rotating out
- Stair step cracking in brick wall
Whether your home has sunk just a few inches or nearly a foot, we have a solution to stabilize and repair your home. Contact us today to learn how we can help.
Bowed Wall Repair
We have wall repair systems that will not only repair and hold the buckling and bowing walls; it will actually move the bowed wall back again.
Hold-Right® Basement Wall Anchoring System
Advantages of our Wall Anchors
Very little excavation, eliminating a big mess.
One day installation in most basements.
Protection taken of lawn, shrubs, trees and home.
Raises the value of your home.
Gives a secure home and peace of mind.
Stabilize Buckling and Bowing Walls
The Hold-Right® Wall Anchor System is a proven anchor system, with engineering that is steps ahead of the competition. We have helped thousands of homeowners straighten and stabilize their buckling, bowing or bulging basement walls, giving assurance of a secure foundation wall is what most homeowners are looking for. We thrive on securing and straightening unstable walls. Our objective on the job is important to us. Don’t wait, replacing a buckling or pushed in wall is very expensive. Most walls can be pulled straight again, without having to be replaced.
Anchors have been around for over 70 years demonstrating tremendous holding power. Some examples are highline poles, guard rails, oil derrick rigs, etc. Hold-Right™ demands quality – therefore the materials are made of high-quality steel and galvanized for preservation and will perform well in a variety of soil conditions, pulling the buckling, bulging or bowing walls straight. Hold-Right™ wall anchors have been stress tested far beyond normal use and performed well beyond expectations. Hold-Right™ wall anchors are unique in that they can actually straighten bulging and buckling walls that are so severe that the bowed wall is pulled off the building wall plate.
Straightening the bowing wall is accomplished with a small backhoe or by a specially built trenching machine, mounted on rubber tracks to protect your lawn. The trencher digs a 6″ wide trench along the side of your buckled or bowed basement wall, enabling the crooked wall to be pulled back straight while stabilizing the aligned wall. Wall anchors work well to anchor stabilize a retaining wall and any kind of concrete wall pits.
If you are looking to have your basement walls pulled back and straightened we can help. It is important to choose someone you can trust. After 45 years of serving and earning the trust of thousands of customers, we pass this integrity on to you with confidence, while straightening your buckling, bowing or bulging walls.
We offer our professional services, in wall straightening, to give you, the assurance and peace of mind you deserve. Enjoy the comfort and security of straightened walls with your stabilized basement foundation.
Gorilla® Wall Braces
Engineer Certified Gorilla® Brace Superiority
Excavation is not necessary for most basements.
Pushes off 3 floors joists, reducing pushing stress.
Engineer certified to give you security.
Can do the bracing job year-round.
The permanent solution at less cost.
Foundation Wall Bracing
For years homeowners would do foundation repair, with wall bracing, to hold their walls from pushing in further. The basement wall would move in further tightening the wall braces and if the bracing were strong enough it would hold the wall at that position. We now have a basement wall repair system that will not only repair and hold buckling and bowing walls; it will actually push the bowed walls back again. Wall bracing can be done to different kinds of walls, such as block, poured, clay tile, etc.
This is wall bracing that is designed to push the wall back using three-floor joists, eliminates twisting and side pressure on the floor joists. This gives you a safe and secure basement repair, eliminating future wall pushing problems. Gorilla® Wall Braces work well, are permanent and will restore your bowing walls.
Crawl Space Waterproofing
Dirt crawl spaces are common in many homes and present unique problems for the homeowner. Dirt inside the home transmits humidity, odors and soil gasses. It also provides rodents and insects an easy path into the upper living portions of the home. The humidity and dampness that is present in crawl spaces can also cause structural damage to the wood framing, carpets, floors, and walls. This environment is a breeding ground for mold and mildew, all of which present a real problem.
Our method of 1, 2, 3 & 4, will promote a dry & healthy crawlspace for years to come.
1) Proper Drainage
We repair cracks in all types of foundations. There are several methods used to repair cracks. These methods are customized to fit each situation and come with different types of warranties. Our specialist will work with you to determine the correct solution to your problem.
If you’ve had the misfortune of water damage from a flood, you know that fast action is key. Using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, we provide water extraction, drying, and water damage restoration. The sooner your property can be returned to its pre-flood condition, the less disruption to your home or business.