What It Does:
When foundation walls begin to buckle, bow, or tilt inward, homeowners are correct to be alarmed. Outside pressure from soil and water can actually cause foundation walls to collapse!
- No outside excavation required
- Can be tightened to allow for improvement of the wall over time
- All components are zinc-coated for rust resistance
- Neat, clean appearance in the basement
- Minimal disruption of basement space
- Life-of-Structure, Transferable Warranty
The PowerBrace™ is a patented foundation wall repair system that’s designed to stabilize failing basement walls and provide the potential to straighten walls over time. These steel I-beams will stabilize the wall in its current position without any further adjustment. Over time, the PowerBrace System can be tightened to make bowing or tilting walls straighter and more vertical.
Bracing Your Bowing, Buckling Foundation Walls
When possible, we recommend repairing bowing or buckling foundation walls with Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchors. However, this wall anchor system requires access to the earth outside of the foundation. Sometimes, property line issues eliminate this as an option. When outside access is impossible, ask our certified foundation specialists to explain the advantages of the PowerBrace™ System.
Our experts will be able to examine your foundation and determine if this repair strategy will work for you. The PowerBrace employs a unique, patented approach to stabilizing and straightening bowed and buckled foundation walls over time. More about foundation wall repair more about our foundation repair products
Installing the PowerBrace Wall System
The PowerBrace can be installed with no disruption to outside soils or landscaping. This foundation wall system installs quickly in your home, immediately and permanently halting the inward movement of your foundation walls.
Cutting Wall Braces
The PowerBrace™ is a wall repair system based on strong steel I-beams. The I-beams and their support hardware have a special rust-resistant zinc coating to ensure that your system will look and perform like new for decades to come. Our foundation experts will determine how many PowerBrace™ supports are required for your wall repair.
Before a PowerBrace™ support is installed in your home, it must be cut to size. Based on the wall height of your basement, we will cut each beam to the appropriate height.
Securing The Floor Joist Hardware
Next, the top of each brace is attached to a floor joist near the mudsill at the top of the wall. The specially designed bracket is bolted to the floor joist and contains a large-diameter bolt for adjusting and tightening after the installation. A PowerBrace™ installation will not damage your floor framing. To ensure proper performance of this wall repair system, one of our certified foundation contractors will inspect the strength of your floor joists prior to recommending this repair strategy.
Fine-Tuning The PowerBrace™ Positions
The PowerBrace™ Foundation Wall System works best when each I-beam is perfectly plumb or vertical. The contractor will use a level to fine-tune the position of each beam in preparation for the next step. At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, we take pride in the lasting quality of each of our installations. We stand by each PowerBrace™ installation with our Lifetime, structural warranty against manufacturing defects or future wall damage.
Attaching Braces To The Floor
To complete the installation of your PowerBrace™ System, each beam will be attached to your concrete foundation floor with a special, bolt-in-place bracket.
Unlike other foundation wall repair methods that install from the inside of the foundation walls, the PowerBrace™ System spans the entire height of the foundation walls. This makes the PowerBrace™ system suitable for repairing walls that bow and buckle from the middle.
Additionally, the PowerBrace™ can repair walls that are sliding inwards from the bottom or tilting inwards from the top.
The PowerBrace™ System includes a unique, patented adjustment mechanism that is unlike any other I-beam foundation wall repair system. The bracket that anchors each I-beam to a floor joist includes a long bolt that can be tightened over time to advance the I-beam. This can force a bowed or buckled foundation wall back toward is original vertical & straight position. Straightening potential depends on several factors, including soil conditions outside the foundation.
Your Foundation Wall Repair Contractors In GA
At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions we want to help you restore your bowing, buckling, tilting, or shifting foundation walls back to their original, structurally stable condition. To help you decide if we’re the company for you, we offer free foundation wall repair quotes throughout our Georgia service area. Each of our Free Estimates includes a no-obligation written price quote, a thorough evaluation of your foundation, and an on-site consultation, so that you know exactly what it will take to fix your foundation right, the first time, with a warranty you can count on! We proudly serve Marietta, Atlanta, Athens, Gainesville, Rome, Blue Ridge, Carrollton, Peachtree City, Conyers, Loganville, and all surrounding areas.