Foundation Repairs

Don’t Let Your Foundation Fail – Our Southeast Michigan Foundation Repair Services Will Stabilize Your Property for Good


Foundation Repairs SE Michigan: Cracked Wall Bracing | RC Waterproofing - foundation-repairsDiscovering cracks in the walls of your basement can be a very stressful experience.

Not only are foundation cracks a common source of leaks, they can be a sign of any number of more serious problems. Whether you are dealing with an isolated crack that requires minimal repair, or a bowed wall resulting from a shifting foundation, RC Waterproofing can identify the source of the problem and provide an effective and long-lasting solution for protecting your property.

Do I Need Foundation Repairs?

Many homeowners reach out to us because they have noticed a crack in the wall of their basement and are not sure what to do. While some very minor cracks are easily repaired with at-home solutions, we always recommend scheduling a comprehensive inspection to determine the source and extent of the problem. Even if you are dealing with a hairline crack, it could be caused by an ongoing problem that will continue to cause damage to your foundation. And, it’s important to repair even the most minor crack, as it will only continue to get bigger if no preventative measure is taken.

With Over 35 Years of Experience in Foundation Crack Repair, There’s Nothing Our Oakland County Team Can’t Fix

As an industry leader in basement waterproofing and foundation repairs, we’ve seen it all. From hairline cracks that require minimal repairs to shifting foundations that have experienced extensive damage and require and engineered repair, we have a range of proven solutions that can fit your needs. Our team is highly trained in providing advanced foundation stabilization systems that can prevent future shifting and cracking in even the most unstable foundations.

 

Wall Strengthening/Bracing

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Cracked and unstable walls are often the result of too much pressure surrounding the home, and this damage can be identified by our trained technicians. At RC Waterproofing, we utilize several methods based on each particular job to repair these threats to your home. Our technicians will start by inspecting the problem and determining the most cost-effective solution to repair your bowed wall. From there, we will recommend a customized repair.

Rhino Carbon Fiber Wall Stabilization 

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One method we utilize is Rhino Carbon Fiber Straps for reinforcing and stabilizing bowed walls. Rhino Carbon Fiber® wall supports are a great solution for bowing walls. The patented system is the strongest system on the market because it ties to the foundation base and the house framing. The carbon fiber is fastened to the sill plate with a galvanized bracket and secured to the foundation floor with a carbon fiber pin. Deterioration does not occur because the carbon fiber system is secured to the foundation wall allowing for an even distribution of outside pressure. Carbon fiber works on both block and poured concrete foundation walls to repair not only bowing walls but also all types of foundation cracks.

Carbon fiber wall supports are installed from the inside of the basement so it is less intrusive and less expensive than other repair options. There is no digging into the yard and carbon fiber is a clean and fast installation. The final finish is smooth, flat, and nearly invisible when painted. The repair is maintenance-free and can be covered without taking square footage from a basement remodel. The Rhino Carbon Fiber system is also perfect to install on a bowing wall in your crawlspace. It's easy to install in tight locations and the footer is already exposed in a crawlspace which will ensure exact connecting to the footer of your home.


Foundation Repairs SE Michigan: Cracked Wall Bracing | RC Waterproofing - 3418621We Use The Gorilla™ Wall Brace System for Effective & Affordable Bowed Wall Repair

The Gorilla™ Wall Brace System effectively stabilizes bowing or buckling foundation walls from inside your basement without any disturbance to the outside of your home. The galvanized steel beams brace your foundation wall against the expansive outside forces pushing against it. The beams are attached to the concrete basement floor and the wooden joists above, which stops the buckling wall from moving inward any further.

 

Why Gorilla™ Brace?

  • Engineer-certified to give you security
  • Excavation is not necessary for most basements
  • Pushes off 3 -floor joists, reducing stress 
  • Can handle bracing year-round
  • Permanent solution at less cost
  • Transferrable warranty included

This wall bracing system is designed to push the wall back using 3-floor joists, eliminating problematic twisting and side pressure. The results are a safer and more secure basement repair, with a much lower risk of future recurrences. Gorilla™ Wall Braces work well, are permanent, and will restore your bowing walls.

We also specialize in Stone Foundation Repairs and Stone Foundation Waterproofing. Ask us today to see how we can restore your stone foundation to a dry state without the need for plastic sheets or extensive outside repairs!

Don’t wait until your home suffers serious damage! To find out if you need foundation repairs, contact us today to schedule a free in-home inspection and estimate.