Even the outside of the home was severely cracked and showed signs of the foundation issues.
A bowing wall will crack and let in water, and just continue to deteriorate over time if not properly repaired. The PowerBraces were secured to the walls to stabilize and straighten them.
The damage to the foundation walls was very obvious - and desperately needed to be repaired if someone were to finally live in the home again. The cracks were letting in water, making it more imperative that they be sealed.
This long-vacant home in Gaines, Michigan was finally purchased by an eager buyer who was ready to renovate the place into her dream home. There were several crucial obstacles to overcome first - the foundation was deteriorating.
The block foundation walls were in very bad shape, from the horizontal and stair-step cracks, to the bowing wall. The best way to repair the bowing wall and potentially straighten it over time was with the PowerBrace Wall Repair System.
The professionals at HomeSpec stabilized and repaired the walls, so this new homeowner can finish transforming the rest of the home knowing it's structurally sound.