Nobody wants to go down the stairs into their basement to see a wall tilting inside. It can be alarming to come across a wall in this kind of condition, but putting off the repair work is only going to cause more problems for your entire home. Why is it so important to act fast? Letting the problem go could mean a wall collapsing into your home. Needless to say, this is not something you want to deal with. It is smart to call our foundation repair experts ASAP to get the problem looked at and taken care of quickly.
Causes of Leaning Walls
A lot of homeowners want to know why they have this problem to begin with. Your home may be fairly new, and you may think that the foundation is in pretty good, solid shape. However, you need to understand that it doesn't matter how old or new your home is, you can still have this problem. The main cause of the issue is hydrostatic pressure in the soil surrounding your home. Clay-rich soil around your home absorbs a TON of moisture when it rains. This causes the soil to swell up and it puts a lot of pressure (hydrostatic pressure) on your basement walls. Over time, this causes the walls to lean into the home. Fortunately, total wall replacement isn't the only solution to this problem anymore.
Fixing Bowing Walls
We install SafeBasements™ wall anchors when homeowners having bowed walls in their homes. The installation process begins with the anchor being installed in stable, strong soil deep within the earth. Next, a wall plate will be attached to the wall inside of the home. The two will be connected with a strong rod which can be tightened over time to provide the necessary lateral pressure to push the wall back into a straight position. Set up for these products is fairly fast, and not much excavation is required for the job.
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