Foundation Repair Case Studies: Void Filling and Vertical Wall Cracks
At the recommendation of their home inspector the T. family called Quality 1st Basement Systems for the inspection of a small vertical crack they noticed on their foundation walls. Quality 1st discovered that there was a sewer leak underneath the concrete slab which caused the formation of numerous voids resulting in an unstable foundation.
Quality 1st Basement Systems had a two part repair process for this home. First the voids needed to be filled and the foundation reinforced. Quality 1st Basement Systems used PolyLEVEL, polyurethane injection, in conjunction with (13) thirteen Foundation SupportworksTM Push Piers to ensure the concrete slab rested on a stable and strong surface. With the use of the PolyLEVEL Quality 1st was able to fill the voids and strengthen/ stabilize the loose soil. After the foundation work was done, a complete Waterguard perimeter waterproofing system and a Triplesafe sump pump were installed to prevent any further water penetration. The installation of the piers and PolyLEVEL system along with the waterproofing products were installed within a 2 week period. Quality 1st was able to give the homeowners back all of the space from their basement, and it was now a dry, and usable living space once again.
Project Engineer: Hayman Engineering
Installing Contractor: Quality 1st Basement Systems
Quality 1st Certified Inspector: Jack Jamison
Quality 1st Project Supervisor: Victor Leon
Products Installed: PolyLEVELTMSystem, Waterguard, Triplesafe Sump Pump, 13 Foundation Supportworks Push Piers
Void under the house
Void filled with PolyLEVEL
Push Piers being installed
Waterguard installed next to the filled void