Serving Mid, Western and Northern Michigan,
Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
Friday, May 17th, 2019 by Amanda Waldmann
Now that we’re probably through the final spring frost and thaw - I say probably because...it’s Michigan - it’s a great time to talk about annual maintenance for wall stabilization. Systems like PowerBraces and GeoLock wall anchors are put in place to stabilize bowing or leaning walls, but did you know they can potentially help straighten the walls, too?
That’s where annual maintenance comes in. We’ve talked about the importance of annual maintenance when it comes to waterproofing systems and crawl space encapsulation, but it’s also vital for your structural repairs. Here’s what the appointment will look like.
Around the anniversary of your installation, someone from our customer care center will call to see if you would like to schedule an appointment. This call is a great time to bring up any concerns you may have, whether it’s about your current system or something entirely new. Maybe you had a wall stabilized but you’re now thinking about installing a dehumidifier, or maybe your sidewalk is sinking - let the customer care representative know and they’ll add a note to the appointment.
One of our service technicians will arrive ready to address any concerns and check your system. They’ll tighten PowerBraces or wall anchors and hopefully straighten the wall a little. It’s possible that, over time, the wall can be returned to its original position through incremental tightening like this. If any new issues have come up, they’ll make recommendations for solutions as well.
Even if you never had us out again after the initial installation of your wall stabilization system, the wall(s) would be fine. But by partaking in our annual maintenance program, your walls could be better than fine, and you’ll have the comfort of having an expert set of eyes on your home every year to catch problems before they get out of control. And you don’t even have to remember to call - we’ll take care of that, too.