Foundation Repair

Protect Your Most Treasured Investment

Does your home have uneven floors or cracking concrete slabs? Are your doors and windows shifting or sticking when you open and close them? Answering yes to questions like these can signal a need for professional foundation repair services.

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↓ Do You See These Common Signs of Foundation Damage Problems? ↓

Bowing Walls

Bowing basement walls are caused by a serious case of foundation weakening where the wall or walls extend past their original standing position, curving inwards towards the basement living area, eventually collapsing.

Cracked Walls

The soil around your home absorbs heavy amounts of moisture during rains or humid weather. This exerts pressure that then forces the foundation walls inward, and causing them to become cracked foundation walls.

Cracking Floors

Do you have small to large cracks in your concrete basement floors? Homes with a settling foundation need an evaluation from a certified foundation specialist!

Sticking Windows & Doors

Look for large or new cracks on the windows, doors, walls, in-between fixtures like lights, or in a stairwell. If anything is moving, you most likely have structural damage to blame.

The foundation of your home is the primary component that makes up its very integrity. It is responsible for maintaining an upright home and, therefore, your family’s safety. When saturated soil begins to cause problems for your foundation, it is also causing problems for your entire home. Cracking and bowing walls, sticking windows and doors, gaps between walls and floors, and sloped and uneven floors are all results of significant foundation damage. Most of these problems arise from soil that is settling or undergoing changes from a number of factors, including moisture. Tennessee clay is prominent throughout the soil and is important to consider as a part of what makes changes in the surrounding soil. Swelling with increased moisture and contracting during hot weather, the soil does not maintain a steady and reliable shape. This cycle can cause your foundation to shift and settle, resulting in structural defects. Any of the problems listed above are indicators that foundation repair may be necessary! Our team of professionals here at BARRIER Waterproofing Systems has been successfully identifying problems and repairing foundations across Middle Tennessee since 2012.

Additional Causes of Foundation Damage

BARRIER Waterproofing Systems utilized FORTRESS Stabilization Systems for superior foundation repair solutions to repair bowing & cracked basement walls. 

Our technicians are thoroughly trained and certified in the installation of the FORTRESS Stabilization Systems and are supported by the company’s industry knowledge and experience.

Proven Foundation Repair Systems

Your home is a major investment and foundation problems can threaten that by causing serious structural damage. We are homeowners too and understand the importance of protecting what you have worked so hard to acquire. No one wants short term or inadequate solutions when they are investing in the repairs of the most important part of their home. We at BARRIER will make sure your foundation is fixed properly the first time by using the industries most advanced solutions:

DynaPier® Foundation Piering System

Grip-Tite Wall Anchor System

A home’s property value is influenced by a wide array of variables throughout your home, and the foundation is one of the most significant of these. Buyers are not likely to buy a home with underlying issues, and having foundation damage will certainly not do you any good towards making a large sale.

According to a highly researched estimate, foundation damage can reduce a home’s value by up to 10-15%! Visit our post to learn more about how the condition of your foundation affects home value.


One of the most obvious signs of foundation repair needs is if your walls or floors are cracked. If these cracks are large or have a ragged appearance, the problem may be rooted in the foundation. Cracked walls can even be a sign of damage to the drywall or wallpaper. If the cracks extend into the walls or the ceiling, this could be a sign that the foundation is weakened. Your home’s foundation is a crucial part of its safety. The foundation supports the entire structure of your house, including its walls, floors, and roof. If it’s cracked or weakened, you’re likely to need to make some repairs before the foundation gets worse. A low-quality foundation can also cause high indoor humidity and increase your electricity bill. However, with proper solutions, you can keep your entire house efficient and safe. If you’ve noticed cracking and other irregularities around your home’s foundation, it’s time to call in a foundation repair expert. The signs of a settled home are usually a combination of several symptoms. They are never just one symptom, but instead a series of cues. Make note of all the irregularities you notice and think about what force or movement caused it.
If your basement is experiencing cracking and bowing walls, it may be time to have your wall repaired. Cracks in the wall may indicate a water seepage issue. Recent heavy rains may be to blame for a significant increase in damage. Leaning walls also contribute to cracking and bowing, and this damage can spread throughout the entire basement. Repairing your basement wall is essential to prevent further damage. In the event that there is a severe amount of bowing in your home’s foundation walls, you may need to consider foundation wall replacement. While repairs can temporarily solve the problem, they often are not long-term solutions when hydrostatic pressure is the cause. For walls that are bowing only a few inches, you can consider concrete block repair. If you wait too long, the problem could lead to collapsed walls, which will cause extensive damage throughout your home. In extreme cases, the walls can even collapsing, which could render your house uninhabitable.
All hardwood floors will naturally expand when exposed to moisture. When only one side of a plank is exposed, that single side will expand. This causes the whole board to warp away from the damp side. Consequently, the plank edges can curl up resulting in an overall wavy appearance. These problems can arise from seasonal changes, like the summertime when humidity levels rise. In these instances, the expansion tends to naturally correct itself when the seasons change and humidity falls. Cupping can also occur due to faulty plumbing, bad ventilation, and a variety of other circumstances all having to do with excessive moisture in the home. If your flooring does not return to an acceptable state, your home most likely has an underlying moisture issue. This problem requires closer inspection by waterproofing professionals. We can help to determine if the moisture intrusion is coming from the foundation of the home or a crawlspace located beneath the subfloor. Either one is most likely not properly sealed off from the rest of the home.

Carbon Fiber Straps

If your foundation wall is beginning to show signs of bowing, you might consider carbon fiber straps for bowing walls repair. These durable straps are a cost-effective option to stabilize cracked or bowing foundation walls. Carbon fiber is a lightweight, strong fabric-like material that is stronger than steel when applied properly. It is commonly used in aircraft and for reinforcing bomb shelters. Its lightweight nature makes it a great option for basement walls, and certified installers can repair the problem within a day.

Helical Tieback Anchors

While other solutions can help to fix bowed walls, helical tiebacks are the most effective solution. A traditional fix for bowed walls was to remove the entire wall and replace it. This is not only expensive and time-consuming, but it is permanent as well. Replacing a bowed wall with a new one is like putting a patch of concrete on a foundation crack. The new wall may be straight at first, but the walls will most likely begin to bow and crack again.

Foundation Wall Replacement

If you notice an extreme amount of bowing in your home’s foundation walls, you may need to consider foundation wall replacement. If your walls are bowing only a few inches, you can consider one of the previous repairs, however, if your walls have failed and even fallen out of the rest of the structure, it is time for it to be replaced!