Piering pipe Bacement and Foundation Repair
 
BRACING REPAIR METHOD

Wall bracing is the installation of steel ‘H’ beams vertically from below the footing depth to joist height in the basement. These steel braces add enough resistance strength to the wall that the soil expansion can no longer move the wall inward. The floor is cut out at each brace location to expose the footing and the soil beneath it. A footing pit is then dug to install the base of the brace. The steel braced is then installed in the footing pit location, double bolted to the joist above and encased in concrete at the base. The floor section is then replaced and the gap between the wall and braces are filled with grout to spread the pressure equally along the brace surface. Kevlar carbon fiber strips can be used on walls that bow near the middle only and the new Kevlar carbon fiber strips are then installed on the with an epoxy base and seal to stop the inward movement. If the walls are to be pushed back out they would be excavated down to the footing depth, pushed back out from the inside, have the bracing installed, sealed on the outside and backfilled. I the walls need to be replaced they would also be excavated, a temporary support system put in place and the damaged wall removed and a new wall would be installed and tied to the existing footings and walls. The wall would then be sealed and backfilled.