Foundation Wall Repair – How to Fix Bowing, Buckling Foundation Walls

Your foundation walls can be under pressure concrete leveling. Learn how to fix this issue.

There are issues related to foundation wall failure.

The Problem

The foundation walls are showing signs of movement.

Telltale Signs:

  • Horizontal or stair-step cracking along the foundation walls
  • The corners of the poured walls are cracking.
  • Inward bowing or bulging along the walls
  • Walls sliding inwards on the bottom
  • Walls leaning in at the top
  • There are wet soils around the home.
  • Expansive clay soils present around the structure

How to Fix It:

If you want to restore the wall, you need to use the system’s clamping pressure.

If space issues prevent wall anchor installation, we recommend installing the SettleStop.

Many wall problems can be fixed by wall anchors. The soil is placed outside the house.

The foundation wall and wall plates are made of steel.

Wall plates move the pressure. The wall can be fixed with tightened nuts on the threaded ends.

We can fix your walls. Most of the solutions can be done in a day. We can give you a free foundation wall repair quote. In Western PA and Northern West Virginia, we serve Morgantown, Pittsburgh, Clarksburg and many other areas.

Signs of bowing foundation walls

Foundation walls move inward due to expansive soils. Foundation settlement is one of the causes of foundation walls cracking. Our experts will identify the cause of your foundation problems.

There are several foundations that are showing damage from hydrostatic pressure.

What Causes Cracked & Bowing Foundation Walls?

The amount of pressure they exert depends on four factors: the type of soil around the foundation, the amount of water in the soil, how far underground the foundation is, and the temperature. It is possible to cause walls to lean or even collapse due to the amount of pressure put on them. Large volumes of water can collect in the soil around the structure, which can contribute to foundation problems. How does the rain affect the soil?

The samples started out the same in size, weight, and composition. We kept the left sample moist while the right sample was allowed to dry out.

Imagine how dramatic the changes are in the soil around your home if a small sample of clay gained this much volume when it was wet.

The soil around the foundation will become heavier and more expansive if the roof is not directed away from the foundation.

You can get a free foundation wall repair quote by calling or sending us an email.

Installing Foundation Wall Anchors

The SettleStop Wall Anchor System can be used to fix failing foundation walls. The six steps our contractors follow when installing our wall anchor system.

1 The earth anchor locations will be determined to maximize system effectiveness. The location of each earth anchor will be shown in the proposal by the foundation contractors. The location of the earth anchor will be determined before the installation. The location of each earth anchor will be shown in the proposal by the foundation contractors. The sod is removed from the lawn at the beginning of the installation. An earth anchor hole is made using a power auger after a sheet is laid down to protect your lawn.

A small hole will be cored through the basement wall once the hole has been excavated. A steel anchor rod will be driven through the wall and soil through a hole in the center of the earth anchor Our wall anchor system is superior to other methods because the hole in the foundation wall is very small. A large hole or section of concrete block may be required in some methods.

Attaching the earth anchor involves securing the end of the anchor rod to the anchor and burying it in the ground. The galvanized steel used in our earth anchor systems is resistant tocorrosion damage. The SettleStop Earth Anchors we install have a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects and our own quality and performance warranty.

Our foundation repair experts will mount a wall plate over each anchor rod end that protrudes from the basement wall after the earth anchors have been installed. A wall plate is secured with a large nut on the threaded end of an anchor rod. The foundation repair experts will mount a wall plate over each anchor rod end that protrudes from the basement wall once the earth anchors have been installed. A wall plate is secured with a large nut on the threaded end of an anchor rod.

We pride ourselves in leaving each job clean, neat, and free of damage to existing landscaping. To prevent depressed areas from being created as the soils settle over time, we fill holes completely with dirt saved earlier and fill areas with scuplture. All sod will be replaced with a rake to blend in with surrounding grass for a seamless restoration.

Wall Anchors do more than just stop the inward movement of your walls, they also give you the opportunity to fix your walls over time. Eventually, your walls will be repaired or even returned to their original position. It is possible to restore value to your home and return it to being attractive for both you and prospective home buyers.

When Foundation Wall Anchors Won’t Work

The yard outside the house isn’t accessible so a wall anchor system can’t be used to repair a bow wall. If you encounter this kind of problem, we recommend that you install the SettleStop IntelliBrace system.

The SettleStop IntelliBrace™ System

The SettleStop IntelliBrace is a patented foundation wall repair system that can be used to repair failing basement walls. When access to the yard outside of the home is not possible, this product is a great option. The SettleStop IntelliBrace is an I-beam system that has several advantages. This includes a design that makes it possible to fix bowed walls over a period of time and a zinc coating that is rust resistant. Saving a wall with a system. Over time, this innovative system can even change the shape of the wall.

Installation of a SettleStop IntelliBrace system can be done quickly in your home, without disrupting your lawn, gardens, foliage, or other landscaping.

More about SettleStop IntelliBrace™ System.

What NOT To Do

You only want to do a foundation repair once. When repairing your foundation, beware of expensive options that will not fix your problem, and watch out for quick solutions that don’t work.

Total Foundation Replacement:

You have to dig the entire perimeter of your foundation to do a job like this.

The floor slab and foundation walls are removed as the house is jacked up. The foundation, the house and the soil are all rebuilt.

This solution is expensive and time consuming. It is not addressing the issue that caused the damage in the first place.

The soil is the problem. You can count on the soil to press hard on the new walls when you are done building. They will be damaged just like the ones that preceded them.

The solution that is not disruptive will be warrantied for 25 years if you invest in repairing your foundation.

Are you looking for foundation wall repair experts?

We are proud to provide warrantied solutions that will permanently solve the issues with the foundation walls.

Our Western PA and Northern West Virginia service area provides free, no-obligation foundation wall repair estimates to homeowners. The estimates are presented in writing.

Clarksburg, Morgantown, Pittsburgh, and nearby areas are included in our service area Call or send an e-mail.

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