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