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Professional Bowed Basement Walls in Wheeling

Home With A Bowed Basement Wall

Nobody wants to go down the stairs into their basement to see a wall tilting inside. 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. Your home may be fairly new, and you may think that the foundation is in pretty good, solid shape. 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. If your home was built in clay-rich soil, it's going to absorb moisture very quickly whenever it rains, or when you have melting snow on your lawn. This moisture causes the earth to expand and put a lot of pressure on your foundation 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.

A Bowed Wall Being Repaired

Fixing Bowing Walls

To take care of the problem, we can install SafeBasements™ wall anchors. The installation process begins with the anchor being installed in stable, strong soil deep within the earth. After the anchor is in place, a plate will be attached on the basement wall that is damaged. 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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