Bowing Basement Walls

Bowing Basement walls

If you’re noticing the walls in your basement are starting to bow or buckle, this is a very common sign of foundation issues. Any inward movement of your basement walls means that there is pressure on your foundation, which is most likely caused by shifting soils in the ground that are pushing toward your foundation walls.
All foundation walls are susceptible to lateral pressure from outside soils. This typically happens when the soils become over-saturated, either caused by too much rainfall or poor drainage in your yard, which causes the soils to expand and put more pressure on your foundation walls.
Bowing basement walls can only get worse as pressure continues to push on them, so it’s best to get this issue addressed quickly. An expert contractor from Bay Crawl Space and Foundation Repair can come out to your home to provide a free inspection to assess your home’s situation. They will provide you with the best possible recommendation on how to fix the issue and straighten your basement walls to prevent further damage to your home.

Bowing Basement Wall Solutions

Fortunately, there are solutions to fix your bowing walls and get them straightened back to their original position. At Bay Crawl Space and Foundation Repair, we offer the following services to fix your bowing basement walls:

1. Wall Anchors

Wall Anchors are an effective method for fixing bowing walls and bringing them upright to their original position. Soil anchors are placed outside, and steel rods are attached to extend through the foundation wall. Wall plates are then attached and tightened with nuts to permanently straighten and stabilize the wall.

2. Steel Wall Beams

Steel beams are another effective method for fixing bowing walls and do not require any outside excavation. The beams are only placed on the inside of your basement walls and act as a brace for support. The beams are secured to the floors and walls and are tightened to pull the wall back into place. The tightness of the beams can be adjusted over time if additional support is needed in the future.

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