Our foreman Willie installing a new poured wall stairwell entry.
This house had problems with bouncy and sagging floors. We installed three SmartJacks with galvanized steel beams to help carry the load of the joist. First we dig holes in the floor and filled them with crushed stone to provide a base for the SmartJacks. Then we install the jacks with 8 foot long galvanized steel beams. This solved the problem. The floor is nice and sturdy.
Cinder block wall often fail due to the weight of the soil, the weight of the water in the soil, and the pressure created by clay expansion when it gets wet. The result is that the walls bow inward and will eventually collapse unless repaired.
The GeoLock Wall Anchor System is the best solution for bowed walls. This dead-man anchoring system is capable of reversing the pressure and stabilizing the wall. Each anchor is attached to a 9-foot threaded rod that extends into the exterior soil, away from the house. This rod is attached to an exterior anchor plate. With the interior bolts that are placed on threaded rod are tightened, it creates reverse pleasure. This home in Elkton needed 10 anchors to repair the wall.