I-Beam Pocket Defined:
I-Beam Pockets refer to the “pocket” that is created during your foundation’s construction. An area at the top of your foundations wall is notched out to hold the I-Beam (the main weight carrying beam). This Beam is placed in the pockets of the concrete foundation to help carry and distribute the weight of the house.
The Issue with Beam Pockets:
The pockets that are created in the foundation can unfortunately be a weak point in the concrete and over time you can see cracks forming from the corners of the pocket. Most often the cracks that form are a result of settling or the concrete's natural shrinkage and can be repaired in the same manner that a wall crack would be. However sometimes you may have excess or uneven settling which requires a different type of repair.
Our technicians begin a Beam Pocket Repair by removing the compromised cement from around the I-Beam. The Pocket around the Beam is then recemented and a polyurethane sealant is placed over the repaired area. Considering that Beam Pockets can be a natural area of weakness and concern, you can rest easy knowing that our repair comes with a Lifetime Transferable Warranty.
Suburban Basement offers Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repairs and Concrete Leveling in Southeastern Michigan. Stopping Leaks and keeping Basements Dry for over 20 years. We proudly serve Macomb County, St. Clair County, Oakland County, Lapeer County and Wayne County. Most Repairs carry our Lifetime Transferable Warranty.
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My husband and I had a company come out to repair a leak in our basement wall. We continued to have problems with the repair this company made, and they came back at least 5-6 times over the spam of 1 year, and still couldn’t resolve the problem. A friend gave us Suburban’s number and insisted we try them. To be honest we were apprehensive given the ordeal this other company put us through. Suburban came out and repaired the previous botched repair job and at a considerably less cost.It’s been over a year and still no leaks. We would highly recommend them to anyone considering a basement repair company.
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