Don't Wait until it's too late!
Fix your foundation today!
Many of our homes in the Pittsburgh communities have beautiful views of surrounding cities like Butler and Johnstown. Unfortunately, gravity is slowly pulling most homes over the edge. Built on the hilly terrain found in much of the Western PA area, this problem is very common. A Better Choice, Inc. specializes in stabilizing and securing these homes from total foundation failure. Vertical subsidence and movement can occur quickly, suddenly and overnight. Many times when this occurs your home will incur broken windows, doors that stick, cracked plaster, cracked tile and many other costly repairs. “Don’t wait ’til it’s too late!” We provide engineered precision results that match your needs and budget.
bowed & Leaning walls
fortress stabilization systems
Carbon grid systems have become so popular in recent years that today 8 or more companies have released products to compete for your attention. Of them all, the Fortress Carbon-Kevlar Strap is demonstrably an industry leader. Fortress is the first company to develop a top-of-wall anchor mechanically bolted to the rim joist for maximum strength, even in older homes.
Their bottom anchor is among the best in the industry. Fastened into the basement floor, the Fortress bottom anchor improves on the American Concrete Institute’s recommendations for anchoring carbon fiber straps. In between top and bottom anchors lie the very best of carbon filaments manufactured today, using the polymer polyacrylonitrile (PAN) method. At the cutting edge of todays science, PAN creates the strongest fibers on earth. Four times stronger than steel! In fact, Fortress Carbon Fiber has a tensile strength of 217,300 psi, compared to a mere 53,000 psi. for steel. Carbon fiber straps are also the lowest profile wall repair solution you can buy. You can paint right over them!
Signs of foundation issues
Block or Brick Cracks
Cracks in Floors
Doors & Windows stick or don't close or open properly.
Gaps around doors & windows
Sagging or uneven floors
Water infiltration or dampness
Counters & Cabinets pulling away from the walls
Baseboards & Trim Buckling