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Foundation Stabilization and Repair/foundation cracks in basement and bowing


I have 2 different companies recommending 2 different fixes.Are earth anchors considered more reliable or power braces?I have a very long basement and live near Mankato,Mn

Hello Karen
That is a very good question!
It depends on several important factors: Soil Type, Anticipated Saturation, Amount of present Damage or Foundation Fatigue, etc.....
Without thoroughly examining the situation myself, I am sorry that I cannot say which remedial process would best serve the problems you may be having with your particular foundation.
I can say this: I would go with the contractor(s) that offer the best warranty for their work, and I would check out their experience and background reputation.
I wish you the best!
Respectfully          Ed Eckley

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I will be happy to answer any questions regarding foundation problems of any type. Questions pertaining to construction methods, Problematic soils, Settling & Movement, Frame torsion & racking, Preventative measures, Repair methods of all types.


Over 18 years in the industry. A.S.M.E. Certified,(American Society of Mechanical Engineering). Hydraulics Design Expert. 18 years of hands on soil manipulation. Over 500 homes repaired, and over 20 commercial buildings repaired. Extensive soil knowledge. Familiar with most types of repair methods and the expected results of each.

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