PROBLEM: A five-year-old home in Cleveland, Ohio developed a vertical hydrostatic structural crack at the inside basement corner adjacent to the garage. The homeowners required a strong repair which could be done from the inside. They hoped to avoid the eyesore and bulk of using a steel beam or steel anchors. Because they planned to finish the basement, they also needed a lifetime warranty against any further movement or failure.
SOLUTION: Expert Basement Repair injected the crack with Fortress structural epoxy and then installed four preformed Fortress corner straps with 4′ extensions. The 4′ extensions overlapped each corner piece by almost 1′ creating a monolithic connection and permanent bond. With the corner now stabilized the happy owners will be able to go forward with their plans to remodel the basement. This repair will all but disappear once it is painted! Contact Expert Basement Repair for a free estimate in the greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio region.