Bowing basement walls and basement wall cracks not only lead to water intrusion, but they can also cause major structural damage to your home. In the worst cases, outside pressure from soil and water can actually cause basement foundation walls to buckle and collapse. At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, we provide cost-effective, permanent, and warrantied basement wall repair solutions for homeowners throughout Northern Georgia and the Atlanta area.
The IntelliBrace™ Basement Wall Repair Solution
Typically, we recommend using the Wall Anchors to stabilize foundation bowing—however, property lines sometimes eliminate this option because it requires outside excavation. The IntelliBrace™ basement wall repair system is designed to stabilize failing basement walls in environments that have limited access to earth outside of the foundation. Not only that, but the IntelliBrace™ system provides the opportunity to straighten bowing basement walls over time.
- No disruption to outside soils or landscaping
- Can be tightened to help straighten 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
Our experts will be able to examine your foundation and determine if this repair strategy will work for you. The IntelliBrace 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.
Repairing Basement Walls Using the IntelliBrace™
When it comes to basement wall repair, the IntelliBrace™ system offers one of the quickest and easiest installation processes available.
The IntelliBrace™ 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 IntelliBrace™ supports are required for your wall repair. Before a IntelliBrace™ 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.
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 IntelliBrace™ installation will not damage your floor framing. To ensure proper performance of this wall repair system, one of our trained foundation contractors will inspect the strength of your floor joists prior to recommending this repair strategy.
The IntelliBrace™ 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.
To complete the installation of your IntelliBrace™ 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 IntelliBrace™ System spans the entire height of the foundation walls. This makes the IntelliBrace™ system suitable for repairing walls that bow and buckle from the middle.
Additionally, the IntelliBrace™ can repair walls that are sliding inwards from the bottom or tilting inwards from the top.
The IntelliBrace™ 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.