Helical Piers Aid in Wall Repair in Southern Illinois

Location: Marion, IL

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Homeowner Searches for Basement Repair in Marion, Illinois

This particular client’s residence experienced storm damage in 2009. The client hired E.A. Knight Construction (Marion, Illinois) to rebuild her home.

E.A. Knight Construction contacted Helitech and asked what we could do about repairing the basement.

Southern Illinois Storm Damage Causes Bowing Basement Walls

The home had been damaged by several large trees causing the basement walls to bow in.

The 2 closest walls to where the trees landed were 3 to 4 inches bowed in; the 2 that were on the other side were about 1 inch in. Not only were the walls damaged, but the footing drain had also collapsed and there was water seepage in the basement.

Solution:

Helitech installed 13 A.B. Chance wall anchors, tar membrane, and pulled the 2 walls back. On the other 2 walls, Helitech installed 14 Carbonbond plates and 6 crack repair kits for stability. At first, the client did not waterproof the basement because she thought that the water was due to the power outage. However, when the water continued to seep, she realized that the footing drain was not functioning and decided to install 144 feet of drainage.
5 star(s)

Jackie M.

Springfield, IL

We were very pleased with the work done by Helitech. The three men were professional, polite, on-time, and kept their work site neat. We haven’t had to use our new waterproofing system yet as it hasn’t rained in weeks but look forward to having a dry basement guaranteed! Dan and Jackie M., Springfield IL

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