When it comes to investing in your home, it is best to understand just how important the investment is, and it is usually the biggest one you can make. It “houses” all of your valuable possessions, of which are the most valuable- your family! A homeowner in Nashville, TN made no mistake of this, and called their local foundation repair experts at Barrier Waterproofing Systems for help with their basement bowed walls repair. They knew that foundation damage does not repair itself and, if left to go too far, something like a cave-in could cause irreparable damage to the entire house itself, let alone the contents inside.
Our team of expert technicians visited the home shortly after the initial call to schedule the evaluation was made. They received a tour of the basement foundation of the home and informed of where the damage was that was originating their concerns. Indeed the walls of the basement foundation had begun to bow inward a great deal, and large cracks were breaking through the walls. There were also extensive water damage spots forming near the bottom of the walls.
Utilizing top of the line bowed walls repair systems with proven engineering methods, our team worked to secure and stabilize the deteriorating basement walls. First, an interior wall plate was installed to the damaged walls. Second, an exterior soil anchor, otherwise known as a “deadman anchor”, was installed in the outside preparatory excavation around the perimeter of the home. These anchors are connected with a steel rod that counteracts pressure exerted against the afflicted walls.
The system was then complete! It acts as a homeowner’s alternative to completely removing and rebuilding basement walls that have become cracked, leaning, or bowed as a result of pressures exceeding the allowable design capacity of the wall. It was installed same day, and our technicians left the home and lawn as it was before the installation, and with no structural changes made to the home being necessary.
Give Barrier Waterproofing Systems a call today at (615) 257-1060 | (931) 536-1168 and schedule a FREE evaluation of your property and make any repairs, like that of this homeowner’s bowed walls repair, that will give you the most out of the investment of your home.