Discovering signs of foundation settlement and damage can be concerning for homeowners. All houses shift and settle as they age. Too much movement, however, can lead to damage that’s permanent and ongoing unless the foundation is stabilized.
Dry Basement® Foundation Repair knows that a one-size-fits-all repair system doesn’t work for most homeowners. That’s why we engineered a system that can be tailored for the soil conditions, location, type of house and other factors at each unique property.
Our estimators have been trained and certified by licensed structural engineers. They will talk with you, examine your foundation, and develop the best configuration to permanently solve your particular foundation problem.
Three key elements play a role in successful foundation repair:
- Strength and stability. The right system for your home needs to be strong enough to withstand the pressure soil and water exert on your foundation walls.
- Proper installation. The right system for you will work only if it’s installed correctly. Our installation crews have been trained and certified by structural engineers licensed in Missouri, Kansas and Iowa. They know exactly how to install the system so that it permanently repairs your foundation problem.
- Tailored solution. The right solution for your problem needs to be configured specifically for your unique situation. At Dry Basement® Foundation Repair, we’ve solved thousands of unique foundation problems in the more than 40 years we’ve been in business. Our products are regarded by top testing engineers as among the best foundation products on the market.
With these three key elements — strength, expert installation and tailor-made configurations — you can be sure that solutions installed by Dry Basement® Foundation Repair will permanently stop buckling, bowing or leaning walls.
HouseHolder® Anchor System
To repair your foundation and stop the movement and settling, you need a properly installed system that has the strength and stability to keep your walls straight and floors level. This strength comes from the three main parts of our HouseHolder® Anchor System:
- Strong internal steel supports placed inside your foundation wall.
- Heavy-duty steel connecting rods that resist corrosion.
- A massive steel-reinforced concrete anchor placed in virgin soil outside your home.
- Internal steel supports.
Our HouseHolder® Anchor System uses steel plates embedded in thousands of pounds of steel-reinforced concrete. This substantial concrete wall anchor will withstand the soil and water pressure that caused your foundation to bow, buckle or lean inward, and it doesn’t rely on unstable soil to hold your wall.
Interior steel channels
Unlike other methods that are anchored to your floor joists, our HouseHolder® Anchor System works completely independently of your home framing. Our interior steel channels are anchored to the independent steel reinforced concrete anchor and to your footing, leaving your floor joists to do the job they were engineered to do.
Better than the inside wall brace method
Our HouseHolder® Anchor System is far more robust than the inside wall brace method that require your basement wall to be securely supported by the floor joists. It restores and improves the structural integrity of your basement walls. The HouseHolder® system will not fail due to excessive moisture or frost heave.
Maintains structural integrity
Our HouseHolder® Anchor System requires that we only drill small, 1-inch diameter holes to connect interior steel channels to the exterior steel-reinforced concrete anchor. These holes are sealed upon completion of the job. Other methods require drilling large holes — often more than 6 inches wide — into your basement walls, which can weaken the wall and cause water problems. The HouseHolder® Anchor System retains the structural integrity of your wall during and after the installation process.
HouseHolder® Pier System
Two things are needed for a pier system to stop foundation settlement and support your house successfully:
- Brackets and steel tubing made of highest-quality materials that can withstand the weight and friction of supporting a house.
- Having these parts installed on load-bearing bedrock instead of “floating” in soil that couldn’t support the foundation in the first place.
The Dry Basement® HouseHolder® Pier System was designed after much research and analysis to discover why other systems were failing. Our system is better because we use:
- Heavy-gauge steel, high-strength components, and robotically controlled welding to make a more robust pier bracket than any other on the market.
- Patented friction-plate technology coupled with wedge anchors to create multiple points of attachment to your footing. Our brackets will not rotate and our footings will not slip.
- Heavy-walled steel pier tubing with a reinforced starter tip to drive right through tree roots and shale. We can be sure all supports are resting on a layer of load-bearing strata or bedrock. That’s why we call it the HouseHolder®.
- The Unified Lift installation system. Our crew supports the entire foundation and lifts each section as one. This ensures that your house is properly supported during installation, the load is evenly distributed across all of the HouseHolder® piers, and your foundation is secure.
The HouseHolder® Pier System was built specifically for homes and soil conditions found in the Midwest. As of January 2018, we have installed more than 38,000 brackets without a single failure.
If you have a slab foundation or unsupported concrete floor, Dry Basement® Foundation Repair offers the FloorHolder® System to even out and support your floor, your foundation and your house. In most cases, our repairs will result in a level surface suitable for laying tile or carpet.
We designed the FloorHolder® System to work with the HouseHolder® foundation system. It also uses high-strength components specifically designed for Midwestern soil conditions. We support the floor with our unique bracket system, and we drive pier tubing through the soil down to load-bearing strata or bedrock, ensuring solid support.
When installing the FloorHolder® system, our crew uses non-percussive drilling to make one 3- to 4-inch hole in the basement floor, greatly reducing the chances of cracking the floor. This hole is re-filled with concrete to keep water out and to even out the floor surface.
With our FloorHolder® system, you can be sure that your basement floor is permanently supported and will not sag again.
Think your foundation is having problems? Contact us, we offer free inspections and estimates!