Efflorescence and Water Staining on Block Wall
We installed a waterproofing system in addition to reinforcing the walls of this basement. Efflorescence occurs when water travels through a concrete block and then evaporates, leaving behind the minerals it dissolved within the block. While it's largely just a nuisance, over time it can weaken the blocks.
Bowing Wall Threatens Duct Work -Hartford, MI
Outside of worrying about the stability of your home, bowing basement walls can be scary because there are often tons of pipes and other fixtures that could be damaged. Here, you can see how a bowing wall pressing on duct work.
Closeup of Bowing Wall in Hartford, MI
Note the bowing point, where you can see a crack in the mortar between rows of blocks.
Fixtures Pose Problem in Basement Wall -Hartford
This wall had multiple fixtures, which can make it difficult to install a stabilization system.
Installing CarbonArmor with Ayers Basement Systems
Crew member Nick applies a special epoxy to the CarbonArmor straps to secure them in place.
CarbonArmor is a Low Profile Solution from Ayers Basement Systems
CarbonArmor provides security without getting in the way. CarbonArmor is stronger than steel and, while it can't straighten walls, it will prevent against further movement.
PowerBraces Stabilize Bowing Wall in Hartford, MI
PowerBraces are made of galvanized steel and anchored to the joists and footer of the basement, ensuring full protection. They can be adjusted over time, hopefully straightening the wall.
GeoLock Wall Anchors Secure Bowing Wall in Harford
Wall anchors are connected to another plate placed outside in stable soil. They can be tightened to hopefully straighten walls over time.