Bowed Wall Repair
The walls in your basement serve two purposes; to keep your basement free of the surrounding soil, and to hold up the structure above. If you've got bowing or buckling basement walls then both of those functions can be compromised which can lead to much bigger problems and potentially expensive damage to your home. As water mixes with the soil when it rains and it pools up against your basement walls, it creates what is known as hydrostatic pressure. This pressure pushes in on your basement walls and, over time, can cause them to buckle or bow inward. As this pressure increases and the walls bow more and more, they can eventually collapse.
The experts at CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing understand this is a very serious problem and have the correct tools and knowledge to repair the bowing walls and correct the problem before it causes expensive damage to your home.
In order to properly repair a bowing or buckling basement wall, we will install what are known as wall anchors. These are a 3 part system consisting of 2 plates and a long connecting rod. We start by driving a long steel rod into the ground through a hole we drill in your foundation wall. The first plate is driven into the ground outside your home, 10-15 feet from your basement wall to ensure it is driven into virgin, undisturbed soil and over the rod we've placed through the ground. The second plate is inside your basement, attached to the rod (which is anchored on the outside plate) and slowly tightened to pull your bowing wall back into place. The tightening may require multiple trips for our team to tighten the plate and ensure your wall is back in its original location properly supporting your home.
In addition to our bowed wall repair services, we offer permanent foundation repair services, total basement waterproofing systems, and crawl space repair services. Please visit their respective pages for more information.
If your home has bowing or buckling basement walls, please do not hesitate to head over to our contact us page or fill out the form below to set up a free estimate for any of our services.