Going into your basement and seeing a bowed wall isn't something any homeowner wants to see. This can be really scary, but you shouldn't panic - you need to calm down and realize that it's a problem that needs to be fixed immediately. Why is it so important to act fast? Letting the problem go could mean a wall collapsing into your home. Obviously, nobody wants this problem in their home. 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. After all, they feel like they take good care of their property, and maybe their home isn't really even that old. Regardless of how old your home is, or what kind of time you put into its upkeep, you could still experience this foundation 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. As time goes on, this will eventually push the wall into your 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 anchor and plate will be connected to each other with a metal rod that can be tightened over time to push the wall into the straight, vertical position where it needs to be. Set up for these products is fairly fast, and not much excavation is required for the job.
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