Basement

  • Minor Wall Cracking
  • Gorilla Wall Braces
  • The Carbon Hold System
  • Sump Pumps
  • BrightSpace Wall Liner
  • Heathy Home Wall Liner
  • Insul-Wall Liner
  • Wall Replacement

Unfortunately, all concrete eventually cracks, however, not all cracks are a sign of structural problems. The reason for this is that shrinkage occurs during the curing process. A foundation expert can help you decide whether your cracks are only "cosmetic" (nonstructural) or whether there are bigger issues (structural). If the problem is only on the surface, it can be solved with using adding an epoxy, which is can help repair the damage and which can hold even stronger than concrete.

 

What is the Gorilla Wall Brace System?

The Gorilla Wall Brace System is a revolutionary solution that will not only repair bowing and buckled walls, but it will actually prevent any future structural problems as well. Guaranteed!

What are the Benefits?

The Gorilla Wall Brace system has numerous benefits. For example:

  • Allows users to avoid the high cost of excavation
  • Pushes off of 3 floor joists, reducing pushing stress
  • Quick installation
  • It can repair already bowed and buckling walls
  • It pressure can easily be controlled to fit the need
  • It will increase structural integrity
  • An all-in-one solution!

 

 

 

How Walls are Made Secure

Bulging wall repair begins by fastening the floor bracket with heavy duty screw anchors to the basement floor, then attaching the pushing rod bracket to the floor joist every 4 ft. to properly do the wall bracing job. The tube bracket holders are attached to the two neighboring floor joist, utilizing 3 floor joists, giving additional pushing power in the home foundation repair.

The basement wall repair is made to push the buckling wall back, when the pushing rod applies pressure to the wall brace. Applying continued pressure on the buckled wall, over a period of time, the bulging wall will be moved back. In cases of severe bowing wall damage, foundation repair can be made to the basement walls by installing the wall bracing and running a 6 inch trenching machine or a narrow back hoe outside of the moving wall. This allows the buckling walls to be pushed back by the installed wall braces and the bowing wall will be straightened the same day.

The Carbon Hold System is permananent and guaranteed to work. It is a solution that can fix cracked walls and bowed foundation walls with the most minimal effect on the look of your basement. At ten times the strength of steel, it can not only be used to repair bowing walls, but also cracks in a basement.  
This system can be applied to almost any concrete wall. In cases where wall movement is a concern, the Carbon Hold system will structurally isolate any movement in the wall so that the crack will not move and reopen a new leak. Once it is applied, the crack repair system can easily be painted over. 

When a system like this is installed, it is vitally important that the fibers are securely bonded to the wall. The Carbon Hold system is a 12" wide mesh that has a substantial surface area to bond to the foundation wall.  This makes a stronger bond than almost any other system and lessons the potential of the epoxy bond being pulled off.  Guaranteed!

The Carbon Hold crack repair method seals, strengthens, and stablizes leaking cracks. It provided structural integrity to the crack, giving homeowners the peace of mind that the crack will not leak due to wall movement. 

Advantages to Carbon Hold

  • Cost Effective
  • Less disruptive than other methods
  • Mesh is fully encapsulated in epoxy
  • Incredibly strong
  • Can be painted
  • Guaranteed

Whatever waterproofing system is installed, the sump pump lies at the heart of it. Should that fail, there will be water in the basement. That is why it important to have a reliable pump that will work efficiently. That is why we use the Champion Sump System. 

The Champion Sump System features the most reliable pump on the market. Our Champion primary pump is a 1/3rd hp cast iron pump. It’s one of the most energy efficient pumps on the market without sacrificing any pumping capacity. The 1/3rd hp Champion pumps 2,400 gallons of water per hour, at a 10’ head, while drawing only 4 amps of electricity. The Champion 1/2 hp pump is also available for high water conditions that require increased pumping capacities. The 1/2 hp Champion pumps an incredible 5,460 gallons of water per hour. It can pass up to 1 ½” solids and runson an energy efficient 8.5 amps of electricity. The Champion Sump Liner is a strong, durable basin with a sealed lid that can hold up to 250 lbs of weight. Our sturdy air tight sump lid will protect your family from dangerous soil gasses such as radon. In addition the strong lid will keep young children or animals from falling into the basin. The Champion Sump Liner is perforated and surrounded with stone to allow hydrostatic pressure from under the floor to enter the sump basin more quickly. You can rely on the Champion Sump Pump System to protect your basement from flooding. Our primary pumps are truly the champions of the industry.

BATTERY BACKUP PUMPS

The Champion Sump System wouldn't be complete without a battery backup sump pump. It is extremely important to have a second battery operated pump in the sump liner in case of mechanical failure or a power outage. Cornerstone Basement Solutions carries a full line of the best battery backup pumps to solve this issue. The Storm Pro 2100 is a strong, reliable 12 volt DC power backup option for your Champion Sump System. With a high quality, maintenance free battery,the Storm Pro 2100 will pump up to 11,000 gallons of water on one full battery charge. It can pump up to 2,100 gallons of water an hour with its heavy duty motor, and its adjustable float switch allows you to control the pump cycling. The Champion Sump System is not complete without an underground sump discharge line. Your sump pump discharge line can be buried underground and directed away from the house. The water expelsout of a flip top bubbler pot that blends in perfectly with the lawn. A high water alarm is an integral feature in protecting your basement from flooding. It is the last line of defense in alerting you of a potential problem before disaster hits.You can rest easy with the peace of mind that your valuable basement space will stay dry with our complete Champion Sump System.

 

The BrightSpace Wall liner is a semi-rigid white waterproof panel that will never rot, warp, or discolor. While providing a somewhat finished look without the cost of studs and drywall. The liner is durable and washable, and worry free look that will last for years. 

 

 

This Wall Liner is the solution to the foundation walls made of fieldstone, brick, or concrete block. The flexibility is specifically designed to deal with the imperfect nature of these types of walls. It's strong, nearly impossible to tear, and it's bright white surface is very easy to clean. 

 


Insul-Wall Liner is a solution to the large amount of heat loss in a home that is caused by basement walls. Insul-wall Liner uses a reflective material that blocks your homes heat from reaching the foundation walls. It returns 96% of the heat back into your basement living space, which keeps your basement comfortable while simultaneously saving you money. 

Some walls with extreme structural damage will continue to bow, shear, and crack, and in some cases, the only way to repair the problem is to completely remove and rebuild the foundation wall.

This process can be a big one. It begins in your yard. The foundation is excavated, the yard around your foundation and surrounding landscaping must be removed.  This includes steps, gardens, walkways, foliage, and anything else along the foundation.  Then the foundation will be excavated, with the removed soil being laid in mounds around the house.  Temporary supports will be put in place as the foundation walls are removed and replaced.  When the job is completed, the landscaping and dirt can be returned.  A year later, this soil will settle and must be regraded.

Again, this is sometimes the only thing that can be done for a failing foundation. However simply replacing the wall might not be enough. It maybe necessarily to address the problem that caused the bowing in the first place. 

This is where Cornerstone Basement Solutions can really help. Not only can we replace the wall, but we can also prevent future problems by using our preventative measures to ensure that your wall will not bow again. Guaranteed! Your basement will not only be as good as before, but actually better!