Structural Repairs Process
We at Amazonia Waterproofing, Inc., send a Foundation
Specialist to your home to perform a thorough inspection of your foundation
and identify any cracks, bowed walls, efflorescence, and water damage.
The Foundation Specialist produces a comprehensive inspection report based
on New Jersey State Building Construction Codes. The inspection report
presents the structural problems and the proposed solutions that may include
any of the following structural repairs:
Wall pins are vertical reinforced concrete peers much like the ones seen on fig. 01. Wall pins are installed in places where horizontal cracks are visible. Below is the general process for installing wall pins.
Lateral Stitches are horizontal reinforcements placed inside horizontal mortar joints. Lateral Stitches are installed in places where vertical cracks occur. Below is the general process for installing Lateral Stitches.
When there is no footing under your foundation walls, a Footing Underpin is needed. Below is the general process for installing a Footing Underpin.
An I-beam is a 6" x 6" x (height of basement) steel section. An I-beam is installed vertically against the bowing wall and is secured on the top by the rafters and on the bottom by the footing and slab. I-beams are recommended for moderate to severe cases of wall damage and are more efficient when combined with Wall Pins and Lateral Stitches. Below is the general process for installing I-beams.
When you have a severe case of structural damage, the only solution is to replace the entire damaged wall. This involves careful planning and execution. Below is the general process for a Wall Replacement.
When replacing a wall, sometimes is also necessary to replace the footing. Below is the general process for Footing Replacement.
A Lally Column is an architectural term for a long, round, steel pipe filled with concrete that is oriented vertically to provide support to beams or timbers stretching over long spans. Lally Columns are typically positioned in the middle of the span to bear the weight of the structure, and to reduce the tendency of the structure to sag or flex. Lally Columns are recommended in places where there is a damaged masonry column or places where the carpentry is sagging. Below is the general process for installing Lally Columns.
Installing a Hydraulic Cement Plaster is both a structural and cosmetic solution for your basement walls and is installed in combination with Basement Water Management System. Below is the general process for installing a Hydraulic Cement Plaster.