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Video: Save Tens of Thousands of Dollars Compare Repairing Vs Replacing Failed Foundation Walls

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Dan OConnor of HydroArmor Systems. We do Basement Waterproofing and Structural Repair. This is a structural Repair Job. Now this is the part of the wall I'm going to repair, down here I'm going to replace. Where once there was a horizontal crack and this wall is bowed, tomorrow I'm going to put this wall back where it belongs. This crack will be gone. See how big this crack is? Remember the size of that crack. That crack is not there anymore . Walls are now back in place. Never even known the crack was there. Where once you had a collapsed foundation, the wall 's back. Now the home is structurally sound. On this job we're not completely taking out the wall on this job we have a horizontal crack and this wall is bowed.
You can just put wall pins in or I-beams up but that's going to look like there was always a problem with the foundation if ever you want to sell the house. If anyone goes into a basement and sees a bowed wall  they're leaving the basement and they're going to look at the next house. You might have to spend a little extra money to do it the way that I do it but it basically depends upon what you want.
If you just want the wall to be structurally sound or do you want it to be to the point where it looks like a perfect wall and you'll never ever have any problems in the future. The way that I do it: Dig out a trench on the outside. When I open up the outside of the wall that gives us an area where it's easy to push the wall back. Once I get the wall back in place, level. Then I can run re-bar all the way down to the bottom of this cell then it goes all the way up to the top. They're wired together.
This cell gets filled with 5,000 psi concrete. Solidify the walls with the steel inside of the walls, let it cure up. Then I can backfill. You will have this steel re-bar surrounded with concrete so that it is a solid beam. This concrete will be put back and there is no way the bottom of this wall can ever come in. And the wall will never move. And a wall that once had a bow in it that foundation looks as perfect as the day it was built. And the house is always going to be structurally sound you will not have any problems.
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