Foundation problems have many solutions, and Keating Mud Jacking can find the one that is best suited for your home or business. Bulging basement walls can be straightened or held in place using steel I-Beams, dead man, or helical tiebacks.
A trench is dug 10 feet back from the foundation wall using a backhoe and a 12 inch bucket. The trench extends 4 inches below the dirt grade and down below the footing (approx. 7 feet).
Two 1 inch holes are drilled through the foundation into the trench. 3/4 inch bolts that are 4 foot or longer are placed through the holes into the trench. A layer of foam is placed between the foundation wall and the trench. Concrete is then poured into the trench. Several days later the nuts are tightened down and 4 inches of dirt is placed over the concrete deadman.
The house is raised off the foundation with shoring jacks. Holes are cut in the floor with a jack-hammer. I-Beams are placed in the holes.
Jacks are placed in-between the I-Beams and the shoring.
After the wall has been leveled, the I-Beams are secured in place using the appropriate method of bracing.
4X4 and 1X4 Bracing
4X4, 2X8, 2X10, or 2X12 Bracing