All About Our PowerBrace Wall I-Beam System!

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When it comes to your home's foundation, it's crucial to address any issues promptly. One common problem homeowners face is bowing, buckling, or tilting foundation walls, which can be caused by outside pressure from soil and water. These issues can be alarming, and if left unattended, they can lead to even more significant problems, including wall collapse. That's where the PowerBrace™ Foundation Wall Repair System from Frank's Basement Systems comes to the rescue.

What it Does:

The PowerBrace™ is a patented foundation wall repair system designed to stabilize failing basement walls and, over time, potentially straighten them. This system utilizes strong steel I-beams to stabilize your foundation wall in its current position without any further adjustment. The unique feature of the PowerBrace™ System is that it can be tightened to make bowing or tilting walls straighter as time goes on.


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Technical Features:

  • No outside excavation required: Unlike some other foundation repair methods, the PowerBrace™ System doesn't require excavation outside your home, which means minimal disruption to your landscaping and basement space.

  • Can be tightened to allow for improvement of the wall over time: The adjustability of the PowerBrace™ System is a key advantage. It can be tightened as needed, gradually bringing your foundation walls back to their original, straight position.

  • All components are zinc-coated for rust resistance: The steel I-beams and support hardware are coated with a rust-resistant zinc layer to ensure your system's long-term performance and appearance.

  • Neat, clean appearance in the basement: The PowerBrace™ System is installed inside your basement, providing a clean and unobtrusive solution.

  • Minimal disruption of basement space: Thanks to its unique design and installation process, the PowerBrace™ System won't disrupt your basement living space.

Installing the PowerBrace™ Wall System:

The installation of the PowerBrace™ System is a straightforward process that doesn't require extensive excavation. Here's an overview of how it's done:

  • Cutting Wall Braces: The I-beams are carefully cut to the appropriate height based on the wall's dimensions.

  • Securing The Floor Joist Hardware: Each brace is attached to a floor joist near the top of the wall, with a specially designed bracket that allows for adjustments and tightening.

  • Fine-Tuning The PowerBrace™ Positions: To ensure the best results, each I-beam is fine-tuned to be perfectly plumb or vertical.

  • Attaching Braces To The Floor: The PowerBrace™ System spans the entire height of the foundation walls, and it's anchored to the concrete foundation floor with bolt-in-place brackets.

  • Straightening Walls: The unique adjustment mechanism of the PowerBrace™ System includes a long bolt that can be tightened over time to bring a bowed or buckled foundation wall back to its original vertical and straight position.

Frank's Basement Systems is dedicated to providing lasting and high-quality installations. They stand by each PowerBrace™ installation with a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects, as well as an installation warranty.


If you're dealing with bowing, buckling, tilting, or shifting foundation walls in Western New York, Frank's Basement Systems is here to help. They offer free foundation wall repair quotes and serve areas including Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, Tonawanda, Lockport, Hamburg, Henrietta, Orchard Park, Penfield, Lancaster, and many other parts of New York. With a commitment to restoring your foundation walls to their original, structurally stable condition, Frank's Basement Systems is your trusted partner in foundation repair.

Don't wait until foundation issues worsen; reach out to Frank's Basement Systems for a free quote and professional advice on your foundation repair needs today. Your home's safety and stability are worth the investment.


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