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Basement Support in Pittsburgh, PA
A pair of homeowners in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania noticed that the floor above their basement would sag and yield to pressure in certain areas. This is a classic sign of failing support beams in the basement or crawlspace. The existing beams can shift or settle over time, or they may have simply been undersized from their initial installation. Facing all of these possibilities, they called The Basement Guys® to take a closer look.   Our crew opted to install SmartJack® support braces. These durable and adaptable supports can be installed in even small crawl spaces to provide a stable leveling solution. Rust-proof steel beams offer rock-solid support for the adjustable jacks, which can then be tightened to raise and level the floor in spots where sagging has occurred.   Interested in learning more about the benefits our SmartJack® system can offer your home? Call The Basement Guys® to arrange a free foundation support estimate.
Repairing a Cracked Foundation in Pittsburgh, PA
Cracks in a basement foundation should always be taken seriously. While cracking due to concrete shrinkage or other benign factors are totally normal and no real cause for alarm, other kinds of foundation cracks are signs of much more severe damage. Stair step cracks, which typically occur along the mortar joints in between bricks, blocks or masonry, are a telltale sign of foundation settlement. One Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania homeowner found this out the hard way, and called in The Basement Guys® to assess the damage and repair the space.   A foundation support crew came to the home and evaluated the situation. We found that heavy expanding soil beyond the home had put the wall under tremendous pressure as it settled, leading to these cracks. To salvage the wall and prevent further structural damage, we needed a way to brace the wall against this pressure and push it back into place.   The CarbonArmor® carbon fiber wall support system was the ideal solution. Lightweight straps of carbon fiber were placed vertically along the wall and fastened to the joists at the ceiling. Once in place, we tightened the braces to fit as snug as possible against the wall and attempt to push back against the settling soil. The straps were then sealed in place with a powerful epoxy resin to ensure lasting durability and support.   The CarbonArmor® system was able to restore this cracked foundation wall and save the home from potential damage down the road. To learn more about the rest of our foundation support products and services, call The Basement Guys® today for a free no-obligation estimate.
Drain and Dehumidifier Installed in Graysville, PA
In the Graysville, PA area, a woman found water coming into her basement. It was entering at the bottom of one wall and forming a puddle. The basement had been experiencing this problem for several months and was causing water damage to her personal belongings. The Basement Guys were contacted for a free estimate and quoted her for WaterGuard® Below Floor Drain, sealing any small cracks found at the base of the wall, and a SaniDry™ Dehumidifier. The woman liked what we had to offer, and scheduled us to work at a future date. Contact The Basement Guys today for a free estimate in the Graysville, PA area.
Sump Pump For Graysville, PA House
A house in the Graysville, PA area was in need of a new sump pump. Heavy rain flooded the basement and the sump pump overheated and was not able to work. The homeowners already cleaned up the water damage and all they wanted was to have a professional replace the pump.  The Basement Guys were scheduled to do the job and our team installed a TripleSafe™ Sump Pump and an UltraSump™ Battery Backup. The homeowners had a 3-in-1 sump with the 4th option in case the basement flooded again. Contact The Basement Guys today for a free estimate in the Graysville, PA area, and get us waterproofing your basement!
PowerBraces™ Used in Graysville, PA
A homeowner in the Graysville, PA area wanted to stabilize a bowing wall in their basement. They noticed this issue months ago but did not have the funds to cover what other companies were quoting them.  They heard about The Basement Guys and contacted us for a free estimate. Our representative quoted them for 6 PowerBraces™. PowerBrace™ are steel I beams that are secured to the floor joists to stabilize the wall. They easily tighten and adjust for the wall. They liked our estimate and let our team do the job! Contact The Basement Guys for a free estimate in the Graysville, PA area.
Finished Basement in Irondale, Ohio
Homeowners in Irondale, Ohio were looking for an estimate for basement finishing. They wanted to transform the space into an entertainment area and a place where they could exercise. The Basement Guys gave them an estimate for wall installation, painted ceiling, leveling the flooring, and adding a carpet.   Our team painted the ceiling black for a modern, stylish look, as well as installed lights. Trim and walls were painted, floors were leveled, and hardwood and carpet were both installed.   The Basement Guys can help you accomplish your dream finished basement. Contact us today for a free estimate to get started!  
Drain and Sump Pump Solution for Negley, Ohio House
In the Negley, Ohio area, a couple wanted to waterproof their basement space. They were experiencing flooding and leaking in several areas of the basement along the floor and base of the walls. The water was damaging personal belongings, as well as causing musty odors and a wet environment for mold growth. The Basement Guys were contacted for a free estimate. Our representative quoted the couple for WaterGuard® Below Floor Drain and a SuperSump®. The couple agreed that this was the ideal solution and scheduled us to do the job. Our team did exactly what was quoted. Contact The Basement guys today for a free estimate in the Negley, Ohio area. Let us waterproof your basement!  
Fixing Bowing Walls in Graysville, Ohio Home
Homeowners in Graysville, Ohio were concerned about the cracks in their foundation walls. The walls were bowing inward a significant amount. They contacted The Basement Guys to fix the problem.   A sales representative went out to the house and did a thorough inspection of the basement. He saw six horizontal cracks in two of the foundation walls. He recommended installing a PowerBrace™ Foundation Wall Repair System.   The PowerBrace™ system consists of steel I-beams that are secured to the joists above the wall with steel brackets. The system is easily adjustable, allowing for tightening of the brace to attempt to raise the wall back to its original position. PowerBrace™ doesn't require any exterior excavation and installs quickly with minimal disruption to the basement space.   For a free estimate for the PowerBrace™ system, contact The Basement Guys today. 
NexusPro to Repair Cracked Driveway in Graysville, Ohio
New homeowners in Graysville, OH were looking to repair the cracks in their driveway. The homeowners moved in just six months ago with two young children and were concerned the cracks could lead to falls or injuries.    They reached out to The Basement Guys for a free estimate. We were able to fix the problem without tearing out the concrete with NexusPro. Nexus Pro is a silicone-based sealant that is long-lasting and can stand up to harsh weather conditions.    Our team inserted the NexusPro sealant to fill the crack and then put a layer of sand over the crack to give the concrete a uniform, finished appearance.   Have a cracked driveway or sidewalk? Contact us today for a free estimate.       
Sump Pump Replaced in Graysville, Ohio Home
A homeowner in Graysville, Ohio was concerned about her sump pump, as it would not turn off.   Our representatives quoted the homeowner for a SuperSump® Pump, as well as an UltraSump® Battery Backup System.        The homeowner now has peace of mind that her sump pump is working properly and her basement will stay dry.   For a free estimate for our waterproofing solutions, contact The Basement Guys today!
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