When you are experiencing bowing foundation walls in your home there are a few possible causes. Read more about the causes and solutions we have to restore and protect your home. Our engineers would be happy to provide a free evaluation to determine the actual causes and share solutions to your issues.
The constant pressure on your foundation walls from expansive clay soil and frost can all exert enough force to cause walls to lean or even collapse. In addition, if roof runoff is not directed away from your foundation, the soil around the foundation will become heavier and more expansive. As the soil is saturated with water, it will exert more pressure on your walls. When this force exceeds the wall’s ability to resist it, the wall begins to fail in different ways. Cracking, bowing, and tilting are the most common symptoms of foundation wall failure.
As walls lean and crack, it makes the house less stable and can allow water to seep into the basement or crawl space.
Over time, bowing walls can lead to serious damage to the home and impact property value.
Warning signs of bowing walls include:
Horizontal or stair-step cracking along the foundation walls
Diagonal cracking at corners of poured concrete foundation walls
Inward bowing or bulging along the walls
Walls sliding inwards on the bottom
Walls leaning in at the top
Tie Back Anchors
Helical pier tiebacks grip or anchor the inside surface of the wall to counter the pressure and force put on them by the soil outside the wall. The anchors are extended from the wall to stable, hard-packed ground beyond your home to brace the foundation wall. This solution stops the walls from continuing to move inward. Additionally, tightening these anchors can move your foundation walls back to their original position.
Carbon Fiber Reinforcement
An alternative solution to bowing basement walls is carbon fiber reinforcement banding. These carbon fiber strips are made from the same material the Army uses to fabricate bomb shelters and is up to 10 times stronger than steel. One of the most significant benefits of carbon fiber reinforcement is stabilizing your bowed walls without requiring outside excavation.
Our team of engineers at Delta Foundation Specialist would be happy to take a look at the bowing foundation walls in your home and provide you with a free evaluation to determine the root of the issue, share solutions to fix it, and give you a quote.
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