Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
Stair step cracks are very common among brick walls because the mortar cracks before the actual brick. It is also easy to spot and a clear sign of foundation issues.
Wall anchors are used to hold the wall in its current place. Our team implemented this method because the cracks were caught at an early stage and could be saved by the wall anchors.
The wall anchors are locked in by these underground plates. The plates are placed underground on the outside of the home. They are are placed in solid soil to continuously hold up the wall anchors.
Efflorescence is the white chalky powder you see most commonly of brick walls. It is the minerals in the walls that has been carried out by some form of moisture. Efflorescence is a tell tale sign that moisture has compromised a basement.
Water guard is installed around the edges of a basement to irrigate all moisture that come in to the sump pump. It is installed under ground, covered by drainage rocks, and then covered with cement to match your basement.
Once the WaterGuard is installed, all the water should irrigate to the sump pump. The sump pumps job is to pump all the water back outside of the home through the discharge line. It is also equipped with an alarm if water levels get too high.
One finished, the WaterGuard is covered with cement. The sump pump is still visible, but the WaterGuard will act as an unseen hero once the job is finished.
Jason noticed stair step cracks in his basement and luckily he called us because it was a clear sign of foundation issues. Our team also determined that Jason's basement had previously had issues with water. Our team identified this through the efflorescence on the brick walls.
Since Jason had called us right away, the walls were able to be saved by Wall anchors. The wall anchors prevent the cracks from getting worse because they were still in the early stages. Our team also installed WaterGuard and a Super SumpPlus to combat the water that had been getting tinto his basement.